Dr. Athanasios Grammenos is working for the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit as the Program Manager for Greece. His work focuses on the design of political education programs and publications about freedom, human rights and democracy. He has received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia.He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Panteion University and an MA in Diplomacy from the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies of Reading University. He is recipient of NATO scholarship from the Greek Ministry Foreign Affairs. His academic interests include the study of international relations, foreign policy, diasporas, modern Greek and European history and political theory. He has published numerous articles in journals and the Press, in Greek, English and German, and he is the author of the book “Orthodox American: Archbishop of North and South America Iakovos in the Greek-American relations (1959-1996).” Also, he is the founder and director of the North Attica based Political Institute “Koinon Oropion.” He has more than 7 years of consulting experience in Local Administration.