Prof Dimitris Papadimitriou

Professor of Political Science

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Activities and esteem


My co-authored (with Kevin Featherstone) book Prime Ministers in Greece: the paradox of power (Oxford University Press, 2015)) was shortlisted for the Runchiman Award, 2016 (   



Co-editor (with Kathryn Simpson and Paul Tobin) of the book series on European Politics by Manchester University Press



Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (

In charge of managing all aspects of the JMCE’s activities, including budgeting and heading its Steering Committee. The Centre brings together stakeholders from all five Schools within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester as well as academic departments/centres from Manchester Metropolitan University. The Centre funds a number of research, teaching and outreach activities on Europe and runs a regular seminar series and high profile Annual Lectures and Special Events. 


Policy Consultancy

Adviser to the European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg, 10.1.2016. 

Assessing the EU’s bailout strategy in Greece and heading a day-long training seminar with ECA officials responsible for drafting an official report on this issue.

Expert Adviser to the European Parliament’s Budget Committee, Brussels, 7.4.2014.  Assessing the performance of the Lisbon Agenda and the Europe 2020 economic strategy. This activity was linked to the publication of my (with P. Copeland) edited volume on this subject by Palgrave. (2012).


Invited Lectures (selective)

D. Papadimitriou, The Greek economic crisis and its implications for European integration, talk delivered to Reforming the EU: Central European Perspectives, Hungarian Europe Society, 28 October 2018

D. Papadimitriou (with K. Featherstone), Greek Prime Ministers: the Paradox of Power, European Court of Auditors, 11 January 2016 

D. Papadimitriou (with K. Featherstone), Greek Prime Ministers: the Paradox of Power, London School of Economics, 7 October 2015 

D. Papadimitriou, The Shape of Things to Come: reflections on the Greek Crisis, Annual lecture of the Centre of European Research, Queens Mary University London, 2 March 2015