Professor Ismini Kriari

Professor Ismini Kriari

Rector of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Current position:

Professor of Constitutional Law, Department of Public Αdministration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Education :

PhD in Public Law at the Panteion University of Athens (1985). Graduate in Law at the University of Athens (1977).


Visiting Professor at the University of Lueneburg 2003.

2004 – 2007  Special Secretary in the Ministry of Education, responsible for Greek  Schools Abroad, Intercultural Education and the introduction of bioethics in Secondary education.

Member of the Board of the National Committee on Human Rights (2004-2007).

Member of the Board of the Hellenic National Commission of UNESCO since 2004.

Expert in the field of Bioethics: Member of the Bioethics Committee of the Medicine School of the University of Athens, of the National School of Public Health , President of the Bioethics Committee of the Panteion University.

Member of the Bioethics Committee of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox  Church (since 2001).Chairperson of the Scientific Committee on Bioethics of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (2002-2005).

Member of the Steering Committee for Bioethics (CDBI) of the Council of Europe (2009 – 2011).

Member of the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (since 2010).

Expertise for the Greek Parliament, the Council of Europe, the Greek Ministry of Health, The German Office of Technology Assessment, the EGE (2003).

Participation in many research projects at research centers in Greece and Europe as participant, partner and Senior Expert.

Fields of research: Human assisted procreation in national law and comparative perspective, legal, ethical and social aspects of cloning, genetic banks and biobanks, therapies in somatic cells and germcells, legal and ethical issues about xenotransplantation, animal rights, embryo and stem cell research, nanomedicine, technology assessment and consensus conferences, the role of parliaments in the technological era, etc.

Speaker in many national and international conferences and round tables.

RSI Journal

By Dr. Eleni Stamatiou-Lacroix