seimenis ioannis Ioannis A. Seimenis was born in Athens, Greece on 1958. He studied Mathematics (B.Sc.) and Physics (Ph.D.) at the University of Athens. He received the 1988 UNESCO Fellowship Award and continued his research studies on Political Science, Methodology, Diplomacy and European Integration in various European Institutions.

Professor Ioannis Seimenis was Visiting Professor/Research Fellow of ETH-Zurich (Switzerland), N. Copernicus University (Poland), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Universita degli Studi di L’ Aquila (Italy) and Director of numerous major European/International Projects in Poland, Spain and former Yugoslavia, with the support of European Union. He was Director of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Poland (1993) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Spain (1995).

Ioannis Seimenis is Professor of the University of the Aegean. He was the Vice-Rector for Finance & Development and Chairman of the Research Committee (2003-2006), Chairman of the Dept of Mediterranean Studies ( before 2003, 2006-2010 and 2014-2016), Director of Postgraduate Studies on International Relations (2004-2011) and Director of the Laboratory for Mediterranean Policy (2000-p). He was a Member of the Scientific Council of the Greek Center for European Studies, a think tank supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

Professor Seimenis co-directed the EU Intensive Postgraduate Program on “Managing the Challenges of Human Security on Europe’s Borders and Beyond” at Vienna, Austria (2009). The Program co-organized by the Mediterranean Diplomatic Academy of Malta, the University of the Aegean, Greece and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), the Organization of the European and Mediterranean Parliaments, awarded Professor Ioannis Seimenis with the 2010 Prize “Excellence in the Mediterranean”, at its Annual Meeting in Rabat, Morocco, for his academic and research activities for the cooperation of Mediterranean Countries.

During the academic year 2013-2014, Professor Seimenis was on sabbatical leave to the Embassy of Greece at The Hague, The Netherlands. Recently elected, for 4th time, Chairman of the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, for the period 2014-2016.