Athanasios Hristoulas

Division of General Studies and International Studies
Department of International Studies

Athanasios Hristoulas

Full time professor
National Researcher (Level II)

Born in Montreal, Canada, Athanasios Hristoulas is Professor of International Relations at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico since 1996. He is also the Director of National Security program at the same institution. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University in 1995. Before relocating to Mexico he was the “Military and Strategic Post-Doctoral Fellow” at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

He is member of the editorial committee of Foreign Affairs en español, and is founding member of the Mexican think-tank CASEDE (Committee for the Analysis of Security and Democracy). He is a member of the prestigious National System of Researchers, Level II. He is regularly invited by the Mexican Senate, Mexican Navy, Mexican Army, and Mexican intelligence service to consult and to give talks.

His principle research interests include Mexican National Security and North American Security cooperation. He has also widely published in civil-military relations in Mexico. He is presently conducting a cross-national study of 166 countries for the year 2010 which examines the linkage between democracy and reform of national security sector. He is also a columnist for the news magazine “Este Pais” called “The Security Perimeter”.

Academic Studies

BA in Political Science, McGill University, Canada
MA in Political Science, McGill University, Canada
PhD in Political Science, McGill University, Canada


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Topics of Interest

  • Security in Europe
  • National Security
  • International Security
  • NATO
  • Terrorism
  • Organized Crime

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