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George Christou

 George Christou

Professor of European Politics and Security

Room: E2.17
Tel: (024 765) 23110

Advice and Feedback Hours (T3, 2022-2023)

Monday 15.30-16.30 (via Teams only)

Wednesday 16.00-17.00 (via Teams only)

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NOTE: T3 Wk3 I will not be available in my usual A&F hours. I will, however, be available on Thursday 12th from 1500-1700.

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 EU cybersecurity

George Christou studied for his first degree in Economics and Public Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University. He went on to complete his Masters degree in International Studies, a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and a PhD in Political Science, all at the University of Sheffield. George joined the Department in August 2005.

He has previously worked at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in European Politics (2001-2003). He was a Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University on the ESRC project 'European Regulation of Internet Commerce' (2003-2004)Link opens in a new window, resulting, amongst other outputs, in the presentation of findings to a symposium of EU and Member State policy-makers (Oct 2004) and the publication of a research monograph, 'The New Electronic Market Place: European Governance Strategies in a Globalising Economy' (Edward Elgar, 2007). George also spent time as a Research Associate at the Centre for Public Policy, Northumbria University, undertaking various 'Governance' related projects (2004-2005), including a study 'E-Channels Service Delivery Take-up' for the Department of Work and Pensions, findings of which were delivered in the form of 'Policy Report' and oral presentation to DWP policy makers in February 2005.

George has worked as part of a Warwick team on a three year EU funded FP7 project on the European Union as a Global-Regional Actor in Peace and Security (EU-GRASP) (ENDED January 2012). opens in a new window. He also worked on the EU funded FP7 project Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR: EEN) project (ENDED February 2015), directed by Prof Shaun Breslin. http://www.greenfp7.euLink opens in a new window and was Leader of Work Package 4 on 'Security and Human Rights'.
Furthermore he was involved in the NATO-ACT funded Project PREDICT (Projections and Relevant Effects of Demographic Implications, Changes, and Trends) in partnership with University of Bologna, Italy, as PaIS Lead Scientist (, and the ESRC/DSTL project 'Science and Security: Research Impact and Co-Production of Knowledge' (as Co-I) (March 2013-March 2015).Other projects have included:

European Commission H2020 Funded Project: Development of a European Resilience Guideline (RESILIENS). Senior Research Fellow, WP1 (led by Prof. Jon Coaffee) (May 2015-May 2018);

ESRC funded project with University of Exeter (Dr Alison Harcourt as PI) and University of Salford (Prof.Seamus Simpson as Co-I) on ‘International Professional Fora: A study in civil society participation in Internet Governance’ (Co-I) (1 Sept 2015-1 Sept 2018)

Current Projects

  • Warwick Coordinator: WP6 Capacity-building, promoting democratic deliberation and problem-solving. European Commission, Horizon Europe, HORIZON Action Grant Budget-Based Call: Type of Action: HORIZON-RIA Proposal number: 101061621. Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European Democracy (RED-SPINEL).October 2022-September 2025.
  • Warwick Coordinator: European Commission, Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism: Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative Models and mounting Normative Dissensus (GEM-DIAMOND), MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS, Doctoral Networks (DN), HORIZON-MSCA-DN-2021. Ocober 2022-September 2026.
  • Academic coordinator/Warwick lead on an ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Network on European Cyberdiplomacy (Project Number: 620999-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-NETWORK) that was funded by the European Commission and will run from September 2020 to October 2023.The overall coordinating institution in the network is the ULB (Brussels), and the project also involves the following partners: Leiden University, University of Bologna, Tallinn University of Technology, International Christian University (Tokyo) and the University of Waikato (New Zealand).

Book Series Editor

George Christou is (since May 2016) the Editor for Palgrave's New Security Challenges Series and welcomes enquiries and book proposals from all scholars that work on security issues, broadly conceived.

Research interests

George's main research interests include: the EU's role in conflict resolution/peacebuilding, with specific interest in Cyprus and Turkey; European Neighbourhood Policy; Security Governance; The EU as an actor in Internet Governance; The political economy of European and Global Internet Governance; EU Cyber Security Policy; Cyber Diplomacy; The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity and new technologies.

Teaching and supervision

George teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate modules EU policy-making (UG) and Europe and the World (PG).

George has supervised 18 PhD students to successful completion and is currently supervising 5 PhD students on topics related to his research interests.

George is available to undertake PhD supervision in any areas that interconnect with his own research interests. The following are of particular interest: (1) The EU's role in conflict transformation in Cyprus and the European neighbourhood (2) The European Neighbourhood Policy, governance transformation and EU bordering impact (3) Turkey and the European Union (4) The EU as an international actor in Internet Governance (5) The Political Economy of EU/European and Global Internet Governance (6) All aspects of EU/European/global cyber security policy.