Ioannis K. Hassiotis, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the ‘Aristotle’ University of Thessaloniki, Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of History (Madrid), Doctor honoris causa of the University of Cyprus, and Honorary Professor of the University of Thrace. He is author of 17 books, including The Greeks on the Eve of the Naval Battle of Lepanto, 1568-1571 (in Gr., 1970); Spanish Sources of Chypriot History (2 vols. 1972, 2000); A Concise History of Modern Greek Diaspora (in Gr., 1993); The Origins of European Unity (in Gr., 2000); The Greek World during the Ottoman Domination (in Gr., 2001); European Powers and Ottoman Empire (mid-XV – early XIX cent.) (in Gr., 2005); Tendiendo Puentes en el Mediterráneo, ss. XV-XIX (Extending Bridges in the Mediterranean, XV-XIX cents.) (in Spanish, 2008); Batmagan avantuit yev kaghakagan irabashtutiun. Hunagan kaghakaganutiune Haigagan Hartsi Veraperial, 1876-1996 (Historical Legacy and Realpolitik: Greek Policy towards the Armenian Question, 1876-1996), (in Armenian, 2012); and Brethren Nations in the Midst of Tempest: Armenians and Greeks during the major crises of the Eastern Question (1856-1914) (in Gr., 2015). He is also editor or co-editor of 11 collective works, including The Jewish Communities of South-eastern Europe from the Fifteenth Century to the End of World War II (multilingual, 1997); The Greeks in Russia and Soviet Union (in Gr., 1997); Thessaloniki: History, Society, and Culture (2 vols., in English, 1997), The Armenian Community of Thessaloniki. History, Present Situation, and Prospects (bilingual, Greek-English, 2005); The Greeks in Diaspora, XV-XXi centuries (in Gr., 2007); and Arméniens et Grecs en Diaspora: Approches comparatives (multilingual, 2007). He is also the author of over 200 articles, mostly related to the Eastern Question, Modern Greek Diaspora, Greek-Spanish and Greek-Armenian relations.