Athanasios (Akis) Bozinis is an Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. His current research focuses on the consequences of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the global political economy. In particular, Professor Bozinis studies the use of ICT as a powerful tool in order to achieve economic and social development via e-democratic government, digital diplomacy, and nation branding. He also explores the use of cyberspace and information warfare as a component of hybrid warfare in order to achieve political and economic power in the global competitive arena.
Professor Bozinis holds a BSc in International European Economic and Political Studies from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, with a specialization in Political Studies and Diplomacy. He pursued postgraduate studies at the Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece, where he earned an MSc in International Medicine and Health Crisis Management, with a specialization in Disaster Medicine. He received his PhD from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Professor Bozinis is an active member of the Institute of International, European and Defense Analyses, which acts as the think tank of the International and European Studies Department, University of Macedonia, and has a special interest in the analysis of the global effects of new technologies and cyberspace.
He is also an active member of the Economic Chamber of Greece, the Greek Computer Society, Macedonia Thrace Chapter, and a member of the Society of Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.