Yannis Stivachtis is Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. He currently serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations (Lancaster, UK 1996); an M.A. in International Relations & Strategic Studies (Lancaster 1990); and a B.A. in International Studies (Panteion 1988).

His current professional activities include: Chair of the English School section of the International Studies Association (ISA), Senior Advisor and International Security Analyst of the Research Institute for European & American Studies (RIEAS); co-editor of the Critical European Studies book series published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis; and editorial board member of the Journal of Political Science and Public Administration (JPSPA).

He is the author of Human and State (In)Security in a Globalized World (Dubuque, IA: Kentall Hunt, 2011); Co-operative Security and Non-Offensive Defense in the Zone of War (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2001); and The Enlargement of International Society (London: Macmillan, 1998) and the co-author of Non-Offensive Defense in the Middle East (New York: United Nations Publications 1998). He is also the editor of EUrope and the World: The English School Meets Post-colonialism (special issue of the Review of European Studies, 2012); Global Issues: Perspectives and Controversies (Athens: ATINER, 2008); The State of European Integration (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); International Order in a Globalizing World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); International Governance & International Security (Athens: ATINER, 2005); Current Issues in European Integration (Athens: ATINER, 2004); and European Union's Mediterranean Enlargement (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2002) and co-editor of Europe after Enlargement (London: Routledge 2013); The European Union and Peacebuilding (special issue of the Review of European Studies, 2013); The Road to EU Membership: The Economic Transformation of Turkey (Brussels: Brussels University Press, 2011); International Society in post-Enlargement Europe (special issue of the Journal of European Integration, 2011); and Turkey-European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities and Constraints (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008). He has written several articles published in various journals like the, Contemporary Politics, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Global Dialogue, Global Discourse, Journal of Strategic Studies, Mediterranean Politics, and Europe-Asia Studies. He has also written several book reviews and chapters in edited volumes.