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Michael Attalides (also Michalis Attalidis; Greek: Μιχάλης Ατταλίδης) is a prominent Cypriot academic, former civil servant and diplomat to Cyprus. He is the current Rector at the University of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus.
He has represented the Republic of Cyprus as its Ambassador in a number of capitals, including Paris, London, and the European Union in Brussels, before being appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has also represented the Cyprus Government in the European Convention.
Following his retirement from civil service, he has been Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at Intercollege, a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester, a counterpart to the UNESCO Expert at the Cyprus Social Research Centre and a guest lecturer at the Free University of Berlin.
He has published several books including Cyprus: Nationalism and International Politics, and Social Change and Urbanisation in Cyprus. He has also published a number of articles on society and politics in Cyprus and Greece.
- Profile of Professor Michael Attalides, Rector of the University of Nicosia. University of Nicosia official website.
- Profile of Michael Attalides, Rector of Intercollege. Intercollege official website.
- Right of Reply : Michael Attalides. The Independent, 21 July 1999.