Dr. Tsardanidis, studied Political Science at the Department of Political Science. University of Athens, B.A., European Studies, (M. SC.) and International Relations (Ph.D.) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes. Since March 1993 is the Director at the Institute of International Economic Relations based in Athens. Editor of the quarterly Journal Agora without Frontiers (1995- 2010). He taught at the Panteion University as an Assistant Professor during the period (1987-1993), University of Piraeus, Ηarokopio University, University of Athens, University of Peloponnese and the Hellenic Open University.

Author of ten books among them, The Politics of the EEC – Cyprus Association Agreement : 1972 – 1982,Nicosia: Cyprus Social Research Centre, 1988, The Renovated Mediterranean Policy of the European Economic Community and Greece, Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 1992, The Foreign Policy Decision Making, Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 2006. Editor/ co-editor of nine volumes. Among them with Russell King and Gabriella Lazarides, Eldorado or Fortress? Migration in Southern Europe. London: MacMillan Press. 1999, with A. Kontis, International Political Economy. Theory, Structure and Challenges of the World Economy. Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 2013. Articles of Dr. Tsardanidis have appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Journal of Area Studies, Geopolitics, Ethnopolitics, Southern European Yearbook, Le Courrier des Pays de l’ Est, Perceptions, Hellenic Studies, Revue Hellenique de Droit Internationale, , South European and Balck Sea Studies, Le Courrier des Pays de l’ Est, Outre Terre and in other Journals.