Professor Kevin Featherstone is “Eleftherios Venizelos” Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He served as Director/Head of the LSE’s European Institute from 2004 to 2007 and in 2011 and 2012.
He was previously Professor of European Politics (1995-2002) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies (1994-2002) at the University of Bradford; Lecturer in Politics, University of Stirling; also, Visiting Professor in Politics, New York University (1990-91); Visiting Professor in International Relations, University of Minnesota (1983). He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. His research has focused on the politics of the European Union and the politics of contemporary Greece; his work has been framed in the perspectives of comparative politics, public policy, and political economy, as well as history.
In 2010 he was appointed to an ad hoc advisory committee on government reform by the Greek PM and he continues as a member of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology (To Ethniko Symboulio Ereunas kai Texnologias, ESET). He is Vice-Chair, Advisory Board, Atomium Culture, Brussels: a philanthropic NGO dedicated to promoting closer interaction between academia, business, and government within the European Research Area [see: http://atomiumculture.eu/].
He is a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, UK and a regular contributor to the international media on Greece and writes a regular Op-Ed in ‘Kathimerini’, Athens.
He has been a Member of the Scientific Council of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation since 2012.