Professor Ioannis Th. Mazis
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ioannis Mazis is Professor of Economic Geography and Geopolitics, at the School of Economics and Political Sciences and Chair of the Dpt of Modern Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (E.M.Π), Faculty of Rural and Surveying Engineering. The subject area of his thesis is Geography and Space Analysis. He holds a Doctorat D’État in Geography, following a 4-year period of studies in Economic Geography (Geography of Freight Transports and Spatial Organisation) at the Postgraduate Institute of Geography, University of Aix-Marseille II in Aix-en-Provence, France. Ioannis Mazis is one of the Founders of Ionian University (Founded in 1984) and he was the founder and Director (period: 2002-2010) of the first in Greece Laboratory of Geocultural Analyses (Geolab) at Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Prof. Mazis specialises in Geopolitics of the Middle East and the South Eastern/SE Mediterranean. He is the author of many books and articles on the Middle East, the Islamist Movement and the water issue in the Middle East, the epistemology and the theory and practice of Geopolitics, and the Secret Islamic Orders in relation to the economic and political Islam in Modern Turkey. From July 2004 until July 2008, Ioannis Mazis was the Chairman of the Academic Board of the Defence Analyses Institute (IAA), a research institution under the umbrella of the Greek Ministry of National Defence. He was in charge of four IAA publications, including the “Defensor Pacis,” an English publication with international recognition (period: 2004-2008). He is founder and Managing Director of the french language scientific revue “Géographies, Géopolitiques et Géostratégies Régionales”.
Ioannis Mazis introduced to the international academic community the geographic analytical method of Systemic Geopolitics and to the greek academic community the theoretical geopolitical approach of the Islamist movement. He is honored by the French Republic as Chevalier de L’ Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
His most recent publications include:
- China Institute for International Strategic Studies (C.I.I.S.S.)/ Defence Analyses Institute (D.A.I.), I. Th. Mazis, “Geopolitical and Geostrategic Analysis of the Israel – Hezbollah Assymetric War (12 July – 11 August 2006)”, C.I.I.S.S. / I.A.A.: Cooperation on Defence Diplomacy, Athens/ Beijing in November 2006, Defensor Pacis (Special Issue I.A.A./C.I.I.S.S.), Vol. 19, January 2007, pp.: 28-37.
- China Institute for International Strategic Studies (C.I.I.S.S.)/ Defence Analyses Institute (D.A.I.), I. Th. Mazis, “The Situation in the Middle East: The EU perspective and the role the EU can play”, C.I.I.S.S. / I.A.A.: Cooperation on Defence Diplomacy, Athens/ Beijing in November 2006, Defensor Pacis (Special Issue I.A.A./C.I.I.S.S.).
- I. Th. Mazis, “Critique de la Geopolitique Critique ou bien ≪ Qui a peur de l’analyse geopolitique moderne ?”, Etudes Internationales, vol. no. 106, (1/2008), 1SSN 03308758, Association of International Studies, Tunis/Tunisie, Imp. La Kasbah-Tunis, p.p. 140-153.
- I. Th. Mazis (Professor University of Athens)-Dr George Sgouros (Recherche Fellow-University of Athens): Geopolitics of Energy in the Kastelorizo – Cyprus – Middle East Complex. (Based on the existing geophysical and geological indications of hydrocarbon deposits), IENE-Congress, November 9-1/2010, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affair, Athens.
- I. Th. Mazis,“Geopolitical Analysis of the Greater Middle East System in the Present Juncture”, Regional Science Inquiry Journal, Vol. V, (1), 2013, pp. 163-171, The RSI Journal is included in the Reference List of EconLit (3/2011), RSA I, EconPapers, RePEc, Ideas IM.
- I. Th. Mazis, “The Geostrategic Axis between Israel, Cyprus and Greece: Turkey’s Planning in the Region”, Civitas Gentium, Section C, 3:1 (2013) 59-71
- I. Th. Mazis, “L’effet syrien et l’analyse géopolitique et géostratégique du moyen Orient actuel”, Civitas Gentium 2:1 (2012) 59-7734.α.
By Dr. Dr. Aikaterini Kokkinou, University of the Aegean