The CSGS is organizing the 1st International Arabian-Gulf Security Conference the 2-3 June 2021.
March 2-3, 2021
The CSGS is organizing the 1st International Arabian-Gulf Security Conference the 2-3 June 2021 (online). Topics like Defense, Strategy, Diplomacy, International Law, International Security, International Economics, Peace Studies will be discussed, analyzed and examined. Preliminary results will be presented, after successful evaluation of the deposited scientific and industry-led papers. Successful presented papers of the conference, will be published in the conference proceedings. They will also be further evaluated for publication in one of the three special reviews of Scopus indexed Springer journals. For more information, please visit
7 September 2020
Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis was invited by Sky News Arabia to discuss the Greek-Turkish relations.
14 September 2020
Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis was invited to present a lecture and a workshop at the NATO Defense College entitled “Globalization, Regionalization and Fragmentation”.
Online Key lecture
17 September 2020 (at 7:20pm Local Time)
At the George Washington University (Washington DC), Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, was invited to the Elliott School for Political Affairs, to give a key lecture and completed it well, on: the “Foreign policy of the Russian Federation to the World”. He concentrated on the global and regional pillars (from the regional I reflected on the US and the Gulf Region). The talk lasted for an 1 hour and 10 minutes.
30 September 2020
Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis participated in a webinar organized by the European Parliament Party MEP on “Turkey’s Military Posturing in the East Mediterranean: What should EU do?”
Online Key Lecture
30 September 2020
Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, participated to the Geopolitics class of Dimitris Tsarouhas, at the George Washington University, in Washington DC, with a presentation called “The Geopolitics of Europe: Past Present and Future”.
27 October 2020
Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis was invited to speak at the IICMDR 2020 Conference entitled “Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges” Under the aegis of NATO Center of Excellence for Crisis Management and Disaster Response. His topic was “CoVid19 – Implications for Defense & Security”.
11 November 2020 at 4pm
All CSGS and BSS students were invited to examine and discuss the results of the US elections with Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, and the Department Chair of CSGS Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis.
12 November 2020
Between 3pm and 5pm The United Nations (including Model United Nations) and UN Tolerance Day organized a Webinar including Two Presentations, a Faculty Panel and a Workshop. The Co-Organizers were CEDU (Dr. Leslie – Ms. Caroline), MUN Club Advisor (Ms. Caroline – Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis) and Student Services (Ms. Sumayyah).
Online Lecture Class
14 November 2020
Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, participated to an online lecture class for all CSGS students of the MA level.
14-18 November 2020
Dr. Eldar Saljic and Prof. Dusko Tomic participated in the NATO Week conference held in Belgrade, Serbia. Many dimportant persons from security participated in this conference like: Ivica Dačić – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia; General Milan Mojsilović, Chief of General Staff, Serbian Armed Forces; Baiba Braže, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO; Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy; James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary-General, NATO; admiral Giampaolo Di Paola–Former Chairman of NATO Military Committee; Major General Michele Risi, Commander, KFOR; Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Program and Strategy, Atlantic Council US; Andrew Michta, Dean, College of International and Security Studies George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany; Maciej Popowski,Deputy Director-General – Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations DG NEAR.
Article on Realnews.gr
17 November 2020
Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, analyzed the important relations between Greece and UAE in an article for Realnews entitled “The prism of the Greece-UAE Relations”.
Article on Liberal.gr
19 November 2020
Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of the CSGS, analyzed the strategic relations between Greece and UAE in an article for the media Liberal entitled “The geopolitical importance of the strategic partnership between Greece and the UAE”.
22-25 November 2020
During the BSS Workshop, Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis presented a conference entitled “From Management to leadership”.
28 November 2020
Under the Auspices of the American University in the Emirates, the office of the Vice President for Research of the AUE, the College of Security and Global Studies (CSGS) organized an event titled “Technology in Diplomacy” on 28 November 2020 at 6pm. The speakers included Professor Francis Schorgen Professor of International Affairs, University of Marymount USA, Mr. Fidaa Ayoub Security project executive IBM, Mr. Notis Iliopoulo,s Director of Assurance Services, Adacom. The online seminar examined the changing levels of technology and its uses in the field of diplomacy, protocol and security and strategy. This virtual seminar is directly affiliated with the college level programs of the MA in Security and Strategic Studies, Diplomacy, Information Analysis and Security.
28 November 2020
Under the Auspices of the American University in the Emirates, the College of Security and Global Studies (CSGS) organized an event the 28 November 2020, in cooperation with International Police Organization, distinguished lecturers addressed topics from National Security, Disinformation Case Study and Protection of Critical Infrastructure. Lecturers were Mr Ilija Zivotic, Serbian MP, expert for security and President of IPO, Dr Sinisa Pepic, security risk analyst and Darko Obradovic, from the Institute for National and International Security with CSGS faculty members and program directors leading, Professor Dusko Tomic and Dr. Eldar Saljic.
5 December 2020
The Dean of CSGS Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos and the Department Chair of CSGS Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis participated in a panel about the Strategic Partnership between UAE and Greece, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy the 5 December 2020 at 6pm. The panel consisted in 5 “distinguished” Greeks working in UAE. Both Faculty Members argued that the Partnership might have been helped by exogenous factors but is very stable, dynamic and evolving and is bound to remain strong for the near future.
7 December 2020
The Dean of CSGS Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos (along with the UAE VPR Professor Marwan Al-Akaidi) and the Department Chair of CSGS Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis participated in a Conference organized by GDRFA during the 40th GITEX 2020 in Dubai. Dr. Kleanthis presentation was entitled ““Protecting refugees or stemming irregular migration? Lessons learned from the EU”. Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos laid out the current state of affairs and options on the security against illegal migration. Provided options for land, aid and sea resilience methods, synchronous to the needs and objectives. The University’s Vice President of Research, Professor Marwan Al-Akaidi, raised the importance of smart and future cities and the resilience to the objective to keep our cities modern, agile and secure.
11 December 2020
The 11 December 2020, Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis, the Department Chair of CSGS, participated, between 3pm and 5:30pm, in a Webinar organized by the Institute for Security and Defense Analysis about the “Eastern Mediterranean Crisis” along with three University professors, a leader of a political party and former Admirals. His presentation was entitled “East Med Crisis: the ‘Arab’ Dimension” and dealt with the reactions of the Arab World concerning the Turkish activist and revisionist policy in the East Mediterranean Sea.
12 December 2020
Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis, , the Departement Chair of the CSGS, participated in the 11th Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences (scopus-indexed). His presentation was entitled“Fragmentation as a Challenge: Tribal and Sectarian Identities in the Gulf”. For his efforts, he was awarded the “best presenter award”.
16 December 2020, and 9 January 2021
Two Op-Eds/ small interviews of Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis, the Department Chair of the CSGS, were published in the Greek newspaper Peloponnisos along with other University Professors. In the first one Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Dean of the CSGS, participated as well. The question that was answered in the first one was related to the Greek-Turkish relations, while the second to the Capitol storming by Donald Trump supporters.