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Maria K. Chorianopoulou

Maria K. Chorianopoulou is Assistant Professor of Practical Philosophy and Medical Ethics at the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy, and Psychology of the NKUA, she holds a PhD in Philosophy from the same University (2017), and has been a research associate of the Department of Philosophy since 2008. She has been teaching in the Postgraduate Programme “Philosophy” since 2017. Since 2019, she has taught for two years in the Department of Philosophy as an Associate Lecturer in four undergraduate courses. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Faculty of Philosophy in the Postgraduate Programme entitled: BIOETHICS - MEDICAL ETHICS (M.A. Bioethics - Medical Ethics) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Open University of Cyprus. Her philosophical interests fall within the broader framework of Practical Philosophy, with an emphasis on the emerging questions of Applied Ethics and Bioethics/Medical Ethics. Specific topics she has worked on include human rights, genetic engineering, gene manipulation, intergenerational justice, environmental ethics, etc. Her work has been published in philosophical journals, in special volumes of the Democritus University of Thrace and the University of Athens, as well as in the collective volumes Bioethical Problems III and IV of the NKUA Law Library. In parallel, she is engaged in the translation of articles and books of bioethical interest. She has participated with papers in national and international conferences. She is a reviewer in the Journal “BIOETHICA” of the National Commission for Bioethics and Technoethics, a researcher at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Laboratory, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa).

Dimitrios J. Dimitriou

Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace. His educational background includes Doctorate in econometric modelling for demand forecasting, MSc in Airport Planning and Management, MSc in Infrastructures Environmental Management, and Diploma (equivalent to 4 years BA and 1-year MSc) in Civil Engineering (transportation sector).  His research output includes mora than 200 publications in peer review referred journals, scientific books and publications in international conferences. His research experience includes contribution in 21 research projects in which 4 as project leader. His professional truck record includes the occupation of executive management positions; the delivery of dedicated studies; and consulting in a variety of investment projects focused on planning, management and economics in transportation sector. In 2018 he was awarded by the Professional Achievement Award in Greece by the British Council for the Study UK Alumni awards. CV available at: https://econ.duth.gr/cv/ddimitri/.

Myrto Dragona-Monachou

Professor Emerita (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - University of Crete). Past President of the Greek Philosophical Society, former Member of the Board and Vice-President of the F.I.S.P., former Member of the Board of the Greek Bioethics Committee and the Committee for Medically Assisted Reproduction. For her over all contribution to philosophy she has been awarded the Star and Cross of the Commander of the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic.

Dionisis G. Drosos

Dionisis Drosos is Professor Emeritus of Moral Philoosphy, Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has also taught at the University of Crete and the University of Ioannina. His fields of expertise are moral philosophy, the Scottish Enlightenment, Holocaust-related studies, and classical and modern economic liberalism.

Philotheos (Fotios) Maroudas 

Rev. Philotheos (Fotios) Maroudas holds a PhD degree from the University of Strasbourg. He is the priestly head of the Dortmund-Bochum Greek-Orthodox Community of Germany. He is actively involved in bilingual, interfaith, and scholarly schemes aimed at the creative coexistence of diverse traditions and philosophies. His research-scientific activity focuses on ecclesiology and the reality of interculturality in the modern world through the phenomenon of rapid cultural reconversion of societies.

Konstantina Mylona – Giannakakou

Dr. Konstantina P. Mylona – Giannakakou (PhD in Ethics) was born in Athens. She holds a BA in English Studies and is an M. Phil. graduate (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (ALBA business school). For more than 18 years she has been working as a marketing and business expertise and is the co-founder of a consulting company. She has participated in World and International conferences and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences in the areas of agricultural biotechnology and genetic modification. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). She is also a member of the Greek Philosophical Society, the International Association of Greek Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association as well as the International Association for Promoting Geoethics. See full cv and list of publications here.

Thanasis Sakellariadis

Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language at the University of Ioannina - Greece. His area or teaching and research is Logical Positivism,  Theories of Consciousness, Wittgensteinian themes and Philosophy of Literature. For full CV: http://ppp.uoi.gr/images/asakel_eng.pdf.

Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman   

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman, Assistant Professor of Medieval Christianity and theology. He teaches at (department of philosophy, Faculty of Arts) and (department of philosophy and sociology), faculty of education, and (Center of Open Learning) Sohag University, Egypt. His fields of interest are; Medieval Christian Philosophy, Byzantine Theology and Philosophy, Christian applied ethics, Religious Ethics and Comparative History of Religions. He was lecturer at faculty of arts (department of philosophy), and faculty of education (department of philosophy and sociology), Beni Suef University. He focuses on theological anthropology and interreligious dialogue between Christianity and Islam in terms of ethical values and social tolerance. He participated in many international conferences and seminars in Greece, Romania, Italy and Hungary. He was visiting research fellow at (CEU, Hungary), (CICOPS, University of Pavia, Italy), (iASK, Kőszeg, Hungary), (CEU/HESP Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Hungary), and (Evangelical Lutheran Theological Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia). He was visiting scholar at Charles University in Prague, University of Stockholm, University of Bucharest, University of Vienna, University of Uppsala and Ovidius University in Constanta. He is “Recognized Translator and Interpreter” at the Greek court and police department. He was instructor of Arabic language for foreigners in Greece and Hungary. He published articles in Byzantine and Latin philosophy, interreligious dialogue, theology and religious ethics. He translated some works of medieval and Byzantine philosophers into Arabic language. From 2014 to 2017 he was the Secretary of the general committee of scholarships, ministry of higher education, Egypt. From 2016 to 2018 was the director of the program of higher education at Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities between ministry of higher education in Egypt and ministry of higher education in Romania. He is a member of the board of reviewers in Conatus journal of philosophy, university of Athens, Greece.

Vasileios Syros

Vasileios Syros is a Docent in Political History, the History of Political Thought, and Jewish Intellectual History at the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.  His teaching and research interests converge at the intersection of the history of Christian/Latin, Jewish, and Islamic political thought and Comparative Political Theory. Syros has published Medieval Islamic Political Thought and Modern Leadership (Papazissis, 2020) (in Greek), Marsilius of Padua at the Intersection of Ancient and Medieval Cultures and Traditions of Political Thought (University of Toronto Press, 2012); Die Rezeption der aristotelischen politischen Philosophie bei Marsilius von Padua (Brill, 2007); and Well Begun is Only Half Done: Tracing Aristotle’s Political Ideas in Medieval Arabic, Syriac, Byzantine, and Jewish Sources (ACMRS, 2011). His work has appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Viator, Journal of Early Modern History, Intellectual History Review, Medieval Encounters, Journal of World History, Philosophy East & West, History of Political Thought, and Revue des Études Juives. From 2014 to 2018 he directed the research program “Political Power in the Early Modern European and Islamic Worlds” and previously served as Principal Investigator for the project “Giovanni Botero and the Comparative Study of Early Modern Forms of Government” (2012–2017), which have both been funded by the Academy of Finland. He has taught at Stanford University, McGill University, The University of Chicago, and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris) and served as Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Visiting Professor. Syros has received fellowships from I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, the University of Michigan, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the editor of the Edinburgh Studies in Comparative Political Theory and Intellectual History (Edinburgh University Press) and serves on the editorial boards of various book series and journals, including Republics of Letters (Stanford University), Comparative Political Theory, Early Science and Medicine, and Global Perspectives on Medieval and Early Modern Historiography (Brepols). Syros sits on the Management Committees of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Actions CA18129 – Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350–1750) (IS-LE) and CA18140 – People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (1492–1923) (PIMo).

Spyridon Tegos

Spyridon Tegos is an Associate Professor of early modern philosophy at the University of Crete, Greece. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris X-Nanterre with a thesis on the concept of social sentiments (friendship, sympathy, compassion) in early modern political philosophy. In his research, he focuses on the history of moral, social, and political philosophy, particularly in the Scottish and French Enlightenment traditions. He recently published “Ritualistic Enlightenment: Beliefs, Religious, and Political Rituals in David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau” (Athens: Armos, 2019). His current research delves into the classical French sources in early modern theater and belles-lettres that influenced early Scottish liberalism (David Hume, Adam Smith) and, subsequently, French liberalism (Germaine de Staël, Alexis de Tocqueville). This investigation explores the social and political significance of “middling rank” (middle class) manners.

Christos Yapijakis

Christos Yapijakis is an Assistant Professor of Biology-Neurogenetics at the School of Medicine of the University of Athens. His area of research and expertise is genetic diagnosis of inherited neurological diseases and syndromes of the head. He is founding member of the Friends of Epicurean Philosophy “Garden of Athens”; he has published two philosophical books as a single author, and has edited the Proceedings of five Panhellenic Symposia of Epicurean Philosophy. For full CV and list of scientific publications: www.cephalogenetics.gr/en_cephalogenetics/director_bio.htm.