| 24 June 2009
Yiorghos Leventis, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Security Forum think tank. Dr Leventis studied in the U.K, where he made extensive research in The National Archives (TNA). He read B.A. in Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester (1990), M.A. in Peace Studies and Ph.D. in European Studies, University of Bradford (1992, 1998). He had been a Visiting Research Associate, King's College, University of London (1999-2000) and an External Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (1999-2000). In 2004-06 he was based in Tokyo sponsored by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for a Visiting Scholarship at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). At the same time he held the South East Europe research portfolio within the Peace & Governance Programme, United Nations University, Headquarters, Tokyo. In 2006-08 he was Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Politics and European Studies, New York University Skopje, FYROM. Dr Leventis has lectured and published widely on power sharing arrangements, geopolitical and security issues. Since the start of the current phase of negotiations for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem (March 2008) he has been serving honoris causa as a member of the Working Group on Security & Guarantees appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus.
In March 2010, Dr Leventis was appointed Professor of International Relations & Geopolitics, The University for Graduate Studies in Management - Monarch Business School (www.ugsm-monarch.com) accredited in Zug, Switzerland. He was also elected by large majority a Council Member of the World Federalist Movement (WFM) at the Annual Counci Meeting in Buenos Aires (October, 2010).