Meet Schiller Paris Faculty member – Costas Miltiades, former senior diplomat from Cyprus

Costas Miltiades

Costas Miltiades joined SIU in May this year and he is teaching the IR&D Workshop on International Negotiations focusing on the theories and aspects of international diplomatic negotiations. This course also examines traditional and emerging negotiation strategies with a view to providing students an insight to the complexities of the international negotiation process.

He retired early from the Foreign Ministry after having served as Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in France, Counsellor to the Permanent Delegation to the EU, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, and Secretary-Consul at the Embassy in Egypt. During his career he held different posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the position of Political Director for Multilateral Affairs.
His expertise and interests lie in international security and stability, security and strategic studies, and the European foreign policy with emphasis on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he lectured Sociology and Quantitative Methods for social research at a University in Cyprus.

Mr. Miltiades holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, MA in Sociology from the University of South Carolina, and a BA Degrees in Economics and Sociology from Indiana University at Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), and Fellow of the International Peace Academy (Oslo) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).