Ioannis Mourelos (1952 – ). Professor of Contemporary Greek History, Former Vice-President of the Institute for Balkan Studies (2008-2016). He studied History at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) -BA, MA, PhD. He worked at the Center of Asia Minor Studies (1981-1982) and the Historical and Diplomatic Archives of the Hellenic MFA (1983-1986). He was named lecturer at the Department of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1986-1990), Assistant-Professor (1990-1996), Associate-Professor (1996-2006) and finally Full-Professor (2006- ). President of the Department of History and Archaeology (2011-2013). Director of the Institute for Balkan Studies (2000-2008). Invited by the Universities of Paris, Amsterdam and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Geneva). Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.