Dr. Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos is the Head of Department of History, Politics and International Studies. He is an Associate Professor of International Security and Strategy. He is also the in charge of Strategy International (SI) Ltd -consulting and think tank. Past affiliations include positions such as former Dean of the College of Security and Global Studies at the American University in the Emirates, in Dubai. Worked at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi UAE. As a Research scholar held positions in the following: Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York USA. The Center for Transatlantic Relations Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC USA, as European Union scholar at the Business School at George Washington University in Washington DC in the USA. South East Europe Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC in the USA and Visiting lecturer at the University of Cyprus. Dr. Efthymiopoulos has or had also an advisory role through several positions among others, in the USA, UAE, Cyprus and Greece.