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Dr George Dikaios is a Research Fellow at the Institute of European Integration and Policy and a Senior Research Fellow of the UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), where he co-teaches the undergraduate course "Climate Diplomacy". He is also a Research Fellow at ELIAMEP and Scientific Associate of the Climate Change Hub. He studied political science at NKUA (Greece) and Leiden University (Netherlands). His doctoral research analyzes the making of European climate diplomacy and the latter’s influence on other international organizations. His research interests revolve around European policies for combating climate change and (seaborn) transport, as well as diplomatic practices which impact the governance of the above. He has received for his research scholarships and grants from NKUA, A. G. Leventis Foundation and (twice) the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLLF) in Japan. He is a member of several scientific associations (UACES, ISA, GPSG etc), often participates in international conferences and his articles have been published in Greek and international academic journals. During spring semester 2022-2023, he was an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Ports Management and Shipping (NKUA). 



PhD in Political Scince and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (2022).

ΜSc Political Science: International Organization, Leiden University, (2019).

MA in International and European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (2015).

BSc Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (2014).



Research interests

International organizations, European public policy and diplomacy, Climate diplomacy, Maritime transport


Participation in current/recent research and educational programs at the IEIP

Jean Monnet Module 'European Climate Diplomacy'

UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy


Peer-reviewed articles

Dikaios G. and Blavoukos S. (2023). 'Influencing the international transport regime complex: The EU's climate action in ICAO and IMO'. Politics and Governance, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 62-71.

Dikaios G. and Tsagkroni V. (2021). 'Failing to build a network as policy entrepreneurs: Greek politicians negotiating with the EU during the first quarter of SYRIZA in government'. Contemporary Politics, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 611-630. 

Dikaios G. (2018). ‘The United Nations contribution to linking sustainable development to environmental protection’Science and Society: Journal of Political and Moral Theory 37: 139-169 [in Greek].

Dikeos C. and Dikaios G. (2017). ‘European Elections 2014: A complete change of political personnel. Attempting to investigate causes and predict trends’ in Social Science Tribune 17(67): 123-143 [in Greek].


Conference participation - recent activity

‘Greening international shipping: Coerced integration within the European Union’. 9th European Workshops in International Studies (EISA), 6-9 July 2022. Thessaloniki, Greece.

‘Διεθνείς οργανισμοί σε άρνηση: Επιχειρώντας για την καταπολέμηση της κλιματικής αλλαγής στο διηνεκές’, 1ο Συνέδριο για την Κλιματική Κρίση, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, 15-17 Ιουνίου 2022. Αθήνα, Ελλάδα.

‘Perspectives from Greece’ at the RENPET Roundtable: Teaching the EU in times of pandemic, opportunities and threats, 11th Biennial Conference of the SGEU (ECPR), 8-10 June 2022. Rome, Italy.

(with S. Blavoukos) ‘The European Union promoting (?) sustainable development at the United Nations General Assembly’, ISA Annual Conference, 28 February-2 March 2022, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (virtually).

(with S. Blavoukos) ‘EU Climate Negotiations in International Aviation & Shipping: Converging or Diverging Strategies?’, Workshop ‘The European Union and international regime complexes’, 26-27 January 2022, UCLouvain – ISPOLE, Belgium (virtually).

Chairing the panel ‘International Cooperation beyond the EU-UN and Council of Europe’, UACES 51st Annual Conference, 6-8 September 2021, virtual event.

Chairing the panel ‘Energy and Transport Policy’, UACES 51st Annual Conference, 6-8 September 2021, virtual event.