Ilias Iliopoulos

History, Philosophy and the Ancient World

Ptychion, National University of Athens; PhD, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich

Ilias Iliopoulos joined the American College of Greece in 2015. He teaches Maritime History, History of Western Civilization, and Diplomacy. He has been a Professor of Naval History and Geopolitics of Sea Power at the Hellenic Naval War College, Command & Staff College, for more than ten years.

He is also a graduate of the U.S. Institute on American Politics and American Political Thought, jointly conducted by the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Dr. Iliopoulos has published several books and research papers on naval and maritime history, geopolitics, and strategy of sea power. He has participated in several international workshops and conferences, and his current research focuses on geo-cultural aspects of maritime power. Dr. Iliopoulos has also been awarded the First Prize for Essay on Naval History, given by the Naval Review and the Naval History Division of the Hellenic Navy, for his paper on the geopolitical identity and geo-strategic position of Greece as a coastal state and a maritime nation.