Harris Mylonas

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Harris Mylonas (born November 16, 1978) is Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.[1] He is the author of The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities, which was awarded the Peter Katzenstein Book Prize in September 2013[2] and the 2014 European Studies Book Award by the Council for European Studies.[3] He is currently working on another book project, The Strategic Logic of Diaspora Management.[4]

Mylonas has contributed to the ideas of nation-building, state-building, and multilateralism through different publications and articles.[5] He has also contributed to the analysis of the Greek government-debt crisis.[6] He is also one of four vice-presidents of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, an academic association dedicated to the understanding of ethnicity and nationalism with a geographic focus in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, and Eurasia.[7] He is an Associate editor for Nationalities Papers, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge.[8]

Academic career[edit]

Mylonas completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Athens, received an M.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He joined the faculty of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in 2009.[9] He also served as an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 2008-09 and 2011-12 academic years.[10] In January 2017, Mylonas became Associate Dean for Research at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Selected Publications[edit]


  1. ^ Google scholar profile.
  2. ^ "Peter Katzenstein Book Prize". 
  3. ^ "European Studies Book Award". Council for European Studies. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Mylonas, Harris. "Homepage". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Harris Mylonas. “Whither Nation-Building?e-International Relations, May 8th 2013; Harris Mylonas. “The Challenges of Nation-Building in the Syrian Arab Republic”, in The Political Science of Syria’s War, POMEPS Briefing #22, December 18th 2013, pp. 57-59; Harris Mylonas. 2013. “Revisiting the Link: Politicizing Religion in Democratizing Countries”, Harvard International Review, Vol. 34, Issue 4 (Spring), pp. 48-52; Harris Mylonas and Emirhan Yorulmazlar. "Regional multilateralism: The next paradigm in global affairs", CNN.com, January 14th 2011; Thomas Meaney and Harris Mylonas."The Pandora's box of sovereignty", Los Angeles Times, August 13th 2008; Wilder Bullard and Harris Mylonas. “This is no 1989 moment for the Arab world”, Guardian.co.uk, February 8 2011; Keith Darden and Harris Mylonas. "The Promethean Dilemma in Third-Party Nation-Building", The Monkey Cage, September 20th 2012.
  6. ^ Harris Mylonas. 2015. "The Agreekment that could break Europe: Euroskeptics, Eurocritics, and Life After the Bailout," Foreign Affairs, July 14; Harris Mylonas. 2014. "Democratic Politics in Times of Austerity: The Limits of Forced Reform in Greece," Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June): 435-443; Harris Mylonas. 2013. “Greece,” European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, Volume 52, Issue 1: 87–95; George Th. Mavrogordatos and Harris Mylonas. 2012. “Greece,” European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, Volume 51, Issue 1: 122-128; George Th. Mavrogordatos and Harris Mylonas. 2011. “Greece,” European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, Volume 50, Issue 7-8: 985-990; Harris Mylonas. 2011. "Is Greece a Failing Developed State?" in Botsiou, Konstantina E.; Klapsis, Antonis (eds.) The Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Yearbook 2011: The Global Economic Crisis and the Case of Greece. Springer.
  7. ^ "Board of Directors". Association for the Study of Nationalities. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Nationalities Papers website. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  9. ^ Mylonas, Harris. "Elliott School of International Affairs". Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies website. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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