Spero Paravantes is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Luxembourg, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). At C2DH, he is part of the Contemporary History of Europe research axis, which examines the historical dynamics of acceleration and change in Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries. The research axis also reflects upon the wider international and historical context of European Integration, in particular the Cold War. 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) to develop research projects linking the early Cold War and the European Integration process. In 2017-18 he was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies.
Spero Paravantes’ main areas of academic interest are in topics of research combining Early Cold War and European Integration history, specifically focusing on European Politics, Anglo-American relations, and Modern Greece. Paravantes’ recent publications include “Britain, the US and Greece after World War II: Anglo-American Relations and the Cold War” (Forthcoming 2018, IB Tauris), and “A Tale of Two Referenda: The Greek Plebiscite of 1946 and the Referendum of July 2015” (The European Review of History, 2018). He is currently conducting research into the development of a common European Security Strategy in the early Cold War Period.
Spero Paravantes has participated in numerous international conferences and events, and organized the 2017 conference in Luxembourg entitled “Benelux, Europe and the Cold War, the power of non-powers,” held at the University of Luxembourg on March 30 and 31. Additionally, he is editing the related conference publication. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economic History at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, an Internal Fellow of the Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs, Luxembourg, and has lectured on various topics in contemporary European history at the bachelor and master’s level, in Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, the UK and Canada.
See his full profile at: http://uni-lu.academia.edu/SParavantes and https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/de/people/spero-paravantis
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