Dr. Marios has been awarded his PhD from the University of Crete, Political Science Department, Greece. He is specializing on NATO issues and in international security (2008). He furthermore obtained, NATO’s Defense College Diploma (Senior Course 105), including the Integrated PfP/OSCE Course 04/02 in Rome Italy (2005), specializing on international security, military and strategic affairs. He holds a Masters in Advanced International Studies (M.A.I.S) from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria (2003) and a BA(Hons) in International Relations and Politics, from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (today University of Lincoln), from Lincoln, UK (2001).
Former professional positions include among others, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi and the Geostrategic Council of Cyprus, as advisory to the President of Cyprus. Dr. Efthymiopoulos is founder and CEO of the Think Tank Strategy International and member of DVK Consultants.
Former scientific positions include the Harriman Institute, of Columbia University in New York, Johns Hopkins University Center for Transatlantic Relations, George Washington University Business School and European Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in Washington DC USA. An Affiliation with South Florida University in the USA and Senior visiting fellow at University of Central Lancashire, Law School, Cyprus.
He has authored numerous books, co-edited books, scientific articles (English/Greek ) Opinion eds., analyses and reports. Dr. Marios most recent co-edited book (by Carayannis, Campbell & Efthymiopoulos) is published by Springer USA (2019). It is the “Handbook of cyber-development, cyber-democracy and cyber-defense”. His upcoming book is titled: “Falkon’s Maze on Cyber-Security”, with an expected date of publication within 2021, by Springer USA.
Dr. Efthymiopoulos is a regular commentator and author in national and international newspapers, internet sites, TV and Radio across the world.
He is a reviewer of Journals, like Springer’s Knowledge Economy and Invited Editorial Member of the Journal of Knowledge Management by Emerald Group Publishing.
For more information and commentary articles, you can visit his personal site: https://www.efthymiopoulos.gr