Born in 1969, Pantelis G. Sklias is a Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Peloponnese in Greece. He graduated from the Department of International Relations at Panteion University in Athens, Greece in 1990. He was awarded both his MA in International Relations in 1991 and his PhD in International Relations and IPE in 1998 from the University of Sussex, UK. He accomplished his post doctorate thesis at the Hellenic Center of Political Research of Panteion University with a fellowship from the State Fellowship Foundation in 2000. From 1999 until 2002 he has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Postgraduate Center for Culture, Development and the Environment (CDE), University of Sussex in the UK. Pantelis G. Sklias also has an extensive professional experience during 1995 to 2007, in working with International and EU organizations and Non State Actors in development cooperation projects with emphasis on war torn and conflict affected areas including the SEE region countries such as Albania, Serbia, FYROM, and Kosovo. He has also planned, monitored and implemented projects in Third World Countries. From 2012 to 2015 he participated in public reforms projects in Greece and Cyprus, working as a senior consultant for the European Commission Task Force for Greece as well as international Technical Assistance providers. From November 2016 until June 2018 he was serving as a member of Board of the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E.). In 2017 – 2018 he served as Professor and Dean at the College of Security and Global Studies at the American University in the Emirates in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). His research interests include: Global Political Economy; States and Markets; Economic Diplomacy; The Political Economy of Security; Global Governance; Development Cooperation. His research work has been published in peer reviewed journals and has been cited by numerous scholars around the world.