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Associate Professor, Director of the International Studies Program, Political Science, Virginia Tech
Yannis Stivachtis is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Virginia Tech.
He is the author of Human and State (In)Security in a Globalized World, 2nd edition (Dubuque, IA: Kentall Hunt, 2011); Co-operative Security and Non-Offensive Defense in the Zone of War (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2001); and The Enlargement of International Society (London: Macmillan, 1998) and co-author of Non-Offensive Defense in the Middle East (New York: United Nations Publications 1998). He is the editor of EUrope and the World: The English School Meets Post-colonialism (special issue of the Review of European Studies, 2012); Global Issues: Perspectives and Controversies (Athens: ATINER, 2008); The State of European Integration (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); International Order in a Globalizing World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); International Governance & International Security (Athens: ATINER, 2005); Current Issues in European Integration (Athens: ATINER, 2004); and European Unions Mediterranean Enlargement (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2002) and co-editor of Turkey-European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities and Constraints (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008); The Road to EU Membership: The Economic Transformation of Turkey (Brussels: Brussels University Press, 2011) and Europe after Enlargement (special issue of the Journal of European Integration, 2011). He has written several articles published in various journals like the, Contemporary Politics, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Global Dialogue, Journal of Strategic Studies, Mediterranean Politics, and Europe-Asia Studies. He has also written several book reviews and chapters in edited volumes. His professional service includes: member of the Academic Committee and Head of the Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of ATINER (Athens Institute of Education and Research); Senior Advisor and International Security Analyst of the Research Institute for European & American Studies (RIEAS); Secretary of the English School section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and member of the Executive Council of the Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) of ISA.
His research interests are related to International Relations Theory and Security Studies and include themes such as the expansion of international society, conditionality and international order, international society and the civilizing process, EU enlargement, European Foreign & Security Policy, Transatlantic Relations, and international/European security.