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Spero Paravantis

Spero Paravantis

Postdoctoral researcher / Research associate

Faculty or Centre Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E04 25-320
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9268
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39268

Dr. Spero Simeon Z. Paravantis joined the University of Luxembourg in 2014. He is a Senior Research Fellow, working in the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History. His main areas of academic interest combine early Cold War and transnational European history post-WWII. He is currently conducting research into the development of a common European Security Strategy in the early Cold War Period. From 2014 to 2017, he has been awarded four peer-reviewed research grants (funded by the Marie-Curie foundation, the University of Luxembourg, and the Luxembourg National Research funds - FNR). In 2017-18 he was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, where his is now a Senior Fellow. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, and has lectured numerous courses in Contemporary European History and Methodology at the bachelor and master’s level, in Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, the UK and Canada.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Current Positions / Affiliations:

From September 2016 - Senior Research Fellow: the University of Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)
From March 2018 – Senior Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Institute of European Studies.
From February 2017, Internal Fellow, Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs, Luxembourg
From May 2016 - Visiting Professor, Department of Economic History, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

 

Past Positions:

August 2017 to February 2018 - Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, Institute of European Studies (IES)
December 2014 to August 2016 – Post-doctoral researcher, University of Luxembourg, Institute for History
April to November 2014 – Researcher, European Integration Studies Unit, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur L’Europe (CVCE) Luxembourg

 

Education

PhD, (2013) - International History - University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Master of Arts - History - Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Certificate, International Law and International Relations - Law School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Bachelor of Arts - History - Thompson Rivers University (formerly: The University College of the Cariboo) Kamloops, BC, Canada

 

Funding secured:

November 2017 – FNR Intermobility – (Project BERKELEY)
February 2016 - Internal Research Project Funding, University of Luxembourg, entitled, Western European Union and European Security Strategy, (Project: WEU/ESS)
November 2015 - CORE junior research grant, Fonds National de Recherche Luxembourg (Project: BENELUX)
June 2014 - AFR Postdoctoral Research Grant, Luxembourg National Research Funds / Marie Curie Foundation. (Project: TPoNP)

 

 



Last updated on: 27 Feb 2018

Current:

From September 2016 –Project BENELUX. Project examines Anglo-American relations in and towards BENELUX in early cold War period in regards to development of a common European Security Strategy. (CORE junior research grant, Fonds National de Recherche Luxembourg).
From February 2016 – Project: Western European Union and European Security Strategy, (Acronym WEU/ESS). (Internal Research Project Funding, University of Luxembourg).

Completed:

August 2017 to February 2018 – Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley, Institute of European Studies (IES). Gave two lectures at Berkeley (see OrbiLu page for details) and conducted research for CORE project BENELUX. (FNR Intermobility project BERKELEY)
November 2014 to September 2016 – Under the supervision of Jean Monet Chair Rene Leboutte, worked on project which examined the Anglo-American relations in and towards BENELUX in early cold War period. (AFR Postdoctoral Research project TPoNP).



Last updated on: 27 Feb 2018

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2019

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See detailTheir ‘Apple of Discord’ or the Apple of Their Eye: How the British Secured Eastern Mediterranean and Western European Security, 1947-1948
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in Kamouzis, Dimitris; Nafpliotis, Alexandros (Eds.) Αnglo-Hellenic relations in the 20th Century (2019)

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2018

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See detailUniversity of California, Berkeley, Institute of European Studies (IES) Fall 2017 Newsletter
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Report (2018)

See detailGermany, Greece and Poland: The Complicated story of Reparations and their impact on European (dis?) Integration,
Paravantis, Spero

in Paravantis, Spero (Ed.) BENELUX, Europe and the Cold War: Asymmetrical cold war power relations in the Integration process of Europe (2018)

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Presentation (2018, May 30)

See detailWWI and WWII reparations and European Integration, Part II
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Presentation (2018, May 28)

See detailLëtzebuerg an de Marshall-Plang
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Article for general public (2018)

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2017

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See detailWWI and WWII Reparations and their Impact on European (Dis)Integration
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Presentation (2017, November 28)

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See detailEuropean Migrations Post WWII; Past, Present and Future?
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Presentation (2017, November 14)

See detailReparations and European Integration
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Presentation (2017, May 25)

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See detailBenelux, Europe and the Cold War, the power of non-powers
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E-print/Working paper (2017)

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See detailAuf in die Moderne
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Speeches/Talks (2017)

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2016

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See detailUne minorité de citoyens reste nostalgique
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E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailThe Nuclear Question, 1954-1982
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in Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur L'europe (2016)

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See detailThe Defence Industry and Technology Base (DTIB): the development and production of armaments.
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in Centre Virtuel de la connaissance sur L'europe (2016)

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See detailThe relationship between the WEU and NATO, 1954-1982
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in Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance Sur L'europe (2016)

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See detailThe issue of NATO ‘out-of-area’ operations: from West Africa to the borders of the Near East
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in Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur L'europe (2016)

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2010

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See detailThe Greek Case: The Truman Doctrine and British Manipulation of the United States
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in Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (2010), 36(1&2), 99-128

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