External Advisory Committee

The international External Advisory Board of the Program consists of distinguished members of the academia, diplomatic corps, and business sector, from Greece and abroad.

The members of the Advisory Board offer their expertise voluntarily, contributing to the strategic orientation of the Program and the continuous improvement of its teaching and training activities.

The role of the Board is to assess the achievement of the learning outcomes of the Program as well as its conformity with international academic high standards.

Ambassador (retired) Alexandros P. Mallias

Alexandros P. Mallias served with eleven Governments and fifteen Ministers of Foreign Affairs. He holds a Degree in Economics and his post-graduate studies were conducted in the Institute of European Studies, in Geneva.

He was Ambassador of Greece to USA (2005-2009), Ambassador to Albania (1999-2000), first  Greek Ambassador to  North Macedonia (1995-1999), Head of the European Union Monitor Mission Office to Sofia (1994), Political Director for Balkan Affairs at the MFA ( 2000-2005), First  Political Counselor at the Greek Mission to the U.N., Negotiator of the Paris Charter for a New Europe (Vienna and Paris,1990), and Charge d'Affaires in  Libya ( 1982-1984).

Ambassador Mallias is a recipient of the Martin Luther King International Legacy Award. He is the author of many articles and five books.


Μαρία Λουίζα Μαρινάκη, Πρέσβης

Η Πρέσβης κα Μαρία Λουίζα Μαρινάκη είναι κάτοχος Προπτυχιακού Τίτλου Σπουδών στο Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και την Πολιτική Επιστήμη από το Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο της Αθήνας (1980), καθώς και Μεταπτυχιακού Τίτλου Σπουδών στις Διεθνείς Σχέσεις, την Πολιτική Επιστήμη και την Συγκριτική Πολιτική από το Πανεπιστήμιο Brandeis των ΗΠΑ (1982). Ομιλεί αγγλικά, γαλλικά, γερμανικά και ισπανικά.

Το 1984 εισήλθε στο Διπλωματικό Σώμα. Υπηρέτησε στη Δ/νση Μέσης Ανατολής & Αφρικής, καθώς και στο Γραφείο του Γεν. Γραμματέως του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών. Το 1989 τοποθετήθηκε στη Πρεσβεία Παρισίων και εν συνεχεία στη Δ/νση Ευρωπαϊκών Εξωτερικών Σχέσεων και στο Γραφείο του Γενικού Γραμματέως μέχρι και το 1995, οπότε και τοποθετήθηκε ως Αναπληρώτρια Γεν. Πρόξενος στο Γεν. Προξενείο Ιεροσολύμων. Από το 1998-2001 υπηρέτησε στη Δ/νση Κύπρου. Το 2001 τοποθετήθηκε ως Γενική Πρόξενος της Ελλάδος στη Μασσαλία. Από το 2004 έως και το 2009 ανέλαβε καθήκοντα Αναπληρώτριας Γενικού Επιθεωρητή του ΥΠΕΞ στη Κεντρική Υπηρεσία. Το 2009 τοποθετήθηκε, ως Υποδιευθύντρια, στη Δ/νση Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης, όπου υπηρέτησε έως το 2012. Ακολούθως ανέλαβε καθήκοντα Διευθύντριας στη Δ/νση Διμερών Οικονομικών Σχέσεων με τις χώρες της Ασίας, της Κεντρικής και Λατινικής Αμερικής, καθώς και της Υποσαχαρικής Αφρικής.

Το 2013 τοποθετήθηκε ως Πρέσβης της Ελλάδος στο Χασεμιτικό Βασίλειο της Ιορδανίας, όπου υπηρέτησε έως τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2016. Ακολούθησε η τοποθέτησή της ως Πρέσβεως της Ελλάδος στη Σλοβακία, όπου υπηρέτησε από το 2016 έως τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2019. Επιστρέφοντας στη Κεντρική Υπηρεσία, τοποθετήθηκε στο Γραφείο του Γενικού Γραμματέως Διεθνών Οικονομικών Σχέσεων και Εξωστρέφειας του ΥΠΕΞ.

Από τον Ιανουάριο 2020 ανέλαβε τη θέση της Διευθύντριας στη Δ/νση Διμερών Οικονομικών Σχέσεων με τις χώρες της ΕΕ, ΕΟΧ, της Βορείου Αμερικής , της Ωκεανίας, την Ιαπωνία, την Ελβετία και το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο.

Η Πρέσβης κα Μαρινάκη έχει παρασημοφορηθεί από τις Κυβερνήσεις της Γαλλίας,  της Ιορδανίας,  της Σλοβακίας και της Ελλάδος.


Dimitrios Raikos, Judge

Judge Raikos was born in Athens in 1959. He studied law at the Law Faculty of Athens University, held postgraduate studies at the Law School of Thessaloniki (1986), at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Middlesex University in 1994, and holds a PhD in Law.

Judge Raikos is currently a Judge of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT), having been elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations for a seven-year term of office (2016-2023).  He was the first vice President of UNAT in 2018 and the tenth President in 2019 .

He is currently President of the Administrative Court of Appeal in Athens (Greece) having served as an administrative Judge since 1985. He is also an Associate Professor of Administrative Law, Administrative Procedural Law and Public Procurement Law at the Law Faculty of Democritus University of Thrace and member in the Advisory Body of the Institute for Justice and Growth of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). Additionally, he was a Professor at the National School of Judges in Greece from 2001-2012.

During the period from 9/2012 to 9/2013 Judge Raikos was a member of the Special Legal Service of the Ministry of Justice (Greece), Transparency and Human Rights of Greece.

In 2013, Judge Raikos was appointed by the Greek Parliament as President of the Independent Authority for Public Procurement of Greece (H.S.P.P.A., from 2013 to 2016).

His international activities comprise, among others, membership in transnational committees, including the Ad hoc Committee for the Negotiation of the UN Convention against Corruption (2002-2003), and acting as Vice-Chair of the Association of European Administrative Judges (2006-2008). He has participated in numerous conferences as a speaker and senior law expert and has authored several books and numerous publications.


Ms. Maria Telalian

Maria Telalian is legal adviser to the Greek Foreign Ministry with extensive experience in public international law issues and negotiations developed over her 35 year career: Head of the Legal Department (2012-2020), Head of the Public International Law Section of the Legal Department (2009-2012), Agent of Greece before the International Court of Justice (2008-2011), Member (for Greece) of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and Legal Counsel in various cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Member of the Appeals Board of the Western European Union for the settlement of disputes arising out of violations of the WEU Staff Rules (2010-2015), Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN (2005-2007). Representative of Greece to the Sixth Committee (legal) of the UN General Assembly. Chairperson and Coordinator of various Committees and Working Groups of the UN General Assembly, as well as of the UN Security Council (Sanction’s Committees on Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan and of the Working Group on General Issues of Sanctions, 2005-2006). Representative of Greece to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe (CAHDI) and of the Working Party of the European Union on Public International Law (COJUR). Chairperson of the latter in 2014.

Maria Telalian has a thorough knowledge and experience in multilateral and bilateral treaty-making and has negotiated on behalf of the Greek State a series of important international agreements, including bilateral maritime delimitation agreements (e.g. continental shelf/EEZ agreements with Albania, Egypt, Italy). She teaches public international law and law of the sea at the Diplomatic Academy of the Greek Foreign Ministry, and Law of the Sea (delimitation of maritime boundaries) at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy. She has given courses on the Law of the Sea at the International Law Fellowship Programme of the United Nations (The Hague 22-31 July 2015). She has authored of a series of articles on questions related to public international law.


Madeleine O. Hosli, Professor

Madeleine O. Hosli is a Professor of Political Science (International Relations) at Leiden University (PhD 1992). She studied at the Universities of Zürich and St. Gallen (Switzerland), was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, senior lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht), assistant professor at the Free University Amsterdam and joined Leiden University as an associate professor in 2003 (full professor since 2007). She is director of the two-year MSc International Relations and Diplomacy program.

Between 2017 and 2019, she combined her function at Leiden University with the directorship of the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. Madeleine O. Hosli has held visiting teaching positions at the University of Zürich, the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Geneva), Utrecht University College (UCU) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her main research interests are in international political economy, international organizations and European integration.

She is author of The Euro: A Concise Introduction to European Monetary Integration (Lynne Rienner, 2004), co-editor of The Changing Global Order (Springer 2020) and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Common Market Studies, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research and the Review of International Organizations.


Diana Panke, Professor

Diana Panke is Professor of Political Science with a Chair in ‘Multi-Level Governance’ at University of Freiburg. Her research interests include international negotiations, international norms, multilateral diplomacy, comparative regionalism, institutional design of international organizations, small states in international affairs, governance beyond the nation state, European Union politics as well as compliance and legalization. In these fields, she has published several monographs and more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles.