• Associate Professor of Political Communication and Public Diplomacy, Vesalius  College/VUB
  • Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Visiting Professor of International Communication, Saint Louis University of Brussels
  • Senior Expert, Global Governance Institute

Fields of specialization:

• Public Diplomacy
• European Media Governance
• International Journalism
• Media and Security

Short bio:

Dr. Georgios Terzis is an associate professor and a senior associate researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Vesalius College & Institute for European Studies), and a senior expert at the Global Governance Institute.

He did his post-doctoral work at the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his Ph.D. in Communication Science from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel and he also studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Memphis, City University, London and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His research focuses on public diplomacy, media and security governance, European media governance, and international journalism.  He has been teaching and doing research in journalism and communication departments of many universities for more than 15 years.  He has also been involved in several international research projects and networks.
He is the founding Chair of the Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association. He has authored, co-authored and edited five books, 13 book chapters, and 15 refereed and non-refereed journal articles.

He is an editorial board member of four academic journals and has been working as a reviewer for most of the major publishing houses of the communication science field, as well as the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

He worked as an EU and NATO correspondent for Greek Media, as a course leader for the European Journalism Centre, training journalists from 25 countries on EU affairs, and finally, while working for Search for Common Ground he organized media and conflict resolution programs and trainings for journalists from Angola, BiH, Cyprus, Greece, The Middle East, Sri Lanka, Armenia, and Turkey.

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