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Athanasios I. Anagnostopoulos, PhD

Dr. Athanasios I. Anagnostopoulos, hailing from Priolithos, Kalavryta, was born in Athens in 1978 and grew up in Athens and in Patras. He studied in the National University of Athens Law School between 1996 and 2000. In 2002 he received his LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, while in 2007 he received a PhD in Criminal Law by the National University of Athens. He stayed in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2004-2005 to study and served his military service in the Greek Army in 2005-2006. He is the author of two books on indirect perpetrators (2007) and self-defence (2009), while he has commented on judicial decisions in the journals Poinika Chronika, Poiniki Dikaiosyni, Nomiko Vima and Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou. He has worked as a scientific associate for the Greek Parliament, as an editor in Poinika Chronika and as a teaching assistant in the Law School of the University of Thessaloniki. He has been practicing law in Athens since 2002 and studied Theology in Athens between 2006 and 2012. He can read and write in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French. He discusses legal matters on his blog He is a married father of three children.


E-mail:  anagnostopoulosathanasios[at]gmail[dot]com

Georgios Arabatzis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Georgios Arabatzis is Associate Professor of Byzantine Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from E.H.E.S.S., Paris, France (1995). His publications include Éthique du bonheur et orthodoxie à Byzance (IVe-XIIe s.), avec une préface de André Guillou, Paris, Éd. P. Belon/Diffusion De Boccard, 1998 ― coll. “Textes. Documents. Études” No. 4.; Studies on Supernaturalism, ed. G. Arabatzis, Berlin, Logos Verlag, 2009; and L’actualité de la pensée byzantine, ed. G. Arabatzis, Byzantinische Forschungen, XXXI, 2013 (Adolf M. Hakkert, Amsterdam).


E-mail: garabatz[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Michael Cockram, Professor, University of Prince Edward Island

Michael Cockram is a Professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada where he is the Chair in Animal Welfare, at the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre. Dr Cockram obtained his veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, his PhD at the University of Liverpool and then worked at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the welfare implications of the management of animals, and the relationships between health, physiology, behaviour and animal science. He has published research on animal welfare and in particular the transport and handling of livestock and poultry. He co-edited The Slaughter of Farmed Animals with Temple Grandin. Dr Cockram serves as the Welfare and Behaviour Section Editor for animal: an international journal of animal bioscience. He organised the 2018 International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology and is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Welfare Committee. He provides scientific input into Canadian codes of practice for the welfare of animals and is an expert on a European Food Safety Authority working group on the transportation of animals.


E-mail: mcockram[at]upei[dot]ca

Eirini Fragiadaki, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Eirini is interested in veterinary care, ethical use and welfare of animals, human resources management and communication. She has worked as research assistant in various EU, national and private research projects related to animal pathogens molecular diagnosis, epidemiology and animal health. She is an experienced post-doc researcher that keeps honing her competences in laboratory animals’ science (LAS) by accredited FELASA trainings, collaborations and practice. She and her coworkers have been implementing LAS courses in institutional and international level aiming in good laboratory practices and safeguarding of animals welfare. Her strong belief is that when people will be aware of the majesty of animals, then they will greatly shift to alternatives because the cost-benefit dilemma will no longer exist.   


E-mail: irfrag[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, irfrag[at]pasteur[dot]gr

Dimitrios Gougoulis, Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly

Dimitrios Gougoulis is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, since May 2021. He worked as a private veterinarian and co-owner of Veterinary Clinic of Larissa from 2007 to 2021. He graduated from the Veterinary School of the Aristotle University on 2004 and defended his PhD thesis at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, on 2007. He holds a Master's Degree in Biostatistics and Medical Data Analysis from the Medical School, University of Thessaly and has participated in a Master Course on Animal Behavior and Welfare at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh Scotland. His authorial work includes two chapter in the “Reproduction of Small Ruminants” book (Jiola Publications) and 28 publications in scientific journals with h index 11. He has participated in 70 oral presentations at national and international scientific conferences and workshops. He is married and the father of two children.


Alkis Gounaris, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Alkis Gounaris is Research Fellow at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory, and the Head of its Scientific Organizations Department. He has been teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2012. His areas of expertise include Philosophy of Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Ethics, and Applied Ethics. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Sport Sciences, and another in Philosophy; he has also earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, and a PhD Degree in Ethics and the Philosophy of Mind, all four by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Alkis Gounaris has contributed more than fifty papers and book chapters in domestic and international publications.



Stavros Karageorgakis, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

He graduated from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Athens and the Department of Philosophy and Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a Master's Degree and a Phd in the History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology (University of Athens). He has taught environmental ethics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Democritus University of Thrace and University of Thessaly. He is the author of Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Education (2016) and Animals, In the Tentacles of Human Morality (2019), editor of the volumes Animals and Ethics (2012), Ecofeminism (2022) and Anarchism and Ecology (2015), all in Greek. He has also translated several books in Greek, including Animal Liberation of Peter Singer, In the Shadow of Man of Jane Goodall, The Next Revolution, Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy of Murray Bookchin, the Toward Climate Justice, Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change of Brian Tokar.


Christos I. Karagiannis DVM, MSc, Dip. ECAWBM(BM), MRCVS

Dr. Karagiannis is a European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine. He graduated from the veterinary faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and he has completed his Residency for the European College of Behavioural Medicine in the Animal Behavioural Clinic of the University of Lincoln, UK. His main research interests are about animal emotions. He is lecturing about behavioural medicine and he runs the first veterinary behaviour service for dogs and cats in Greece.



Dimitra Kountaki, PhD, University of Crete

Dimitra Kountaki is Doctor of Philosophy and a Research Fellow at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. Her field of expertise is Animal Ethics and her research interests include Ethics, Philosophy of Natural Sciences, Kantian ethics, etc. At this moment she’s conducting research on Veterinary Ethics and Consciousness in other species.


E-mail: dimitrakoun[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Konstantinos Koutoulis, Associate Professor, University of Thessaly

Dr Konstantinos Koutoulis graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After his graduation, he moved to UK for 4 years where he completed his Ph.D Thesis in the field of poultry diseases from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Bristol. During his 20 years of work experience as a field veterinarian, Konstantinos has cooperated with the biggest poultry companies in Greece. He has also a Master in Business Administration and the last 15 years, he teaches poultry diseases in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Thessaly holding the title of the associate professor since 2020. He has worked as a Training operations manager in Al-Watania Poultry Institute of Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for two years and since March 2016, he cooperates with Ceva Animal Health with the responsibilities of Poultry Veterinary Services Manager in Western Europe. His role includes training people, planning and executing scientific trials as well. He has published several articles on topics of poultry diseases issued in scientific journals.


E-mail: kkoutoulis[at]vet.uth[dot]gr

Dimitrios Lamprellis, Professor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Dimitris Lamprellis was born in Athens. His origins are from Asia Minor and Lesvos. He studied philosophy with scholarship at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and Pittsburgh University. He is a Professor of Philosophy at Panteion University. He is also the Founder and Director of Research Center of Biopolitics at the same University. He has published many philosophical studies and articles in Greece and abroad and he has participated in philosophical Conferences. His interest is mainly focused on the area of philosophical anthropology, social philosophy and aesthetics. He has published eighteen philosophical books. He is the Founder and Editor of the Annual Journal of Philosophical Research dia-LOGOS and the Founder and Director of the dia-LOGOS/PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY Series of Papazisis Editions(Dia-LOGOS epetirida philosophikis erevnas). Dimitris Lamprellis is a poet. Several poems and collective works concerning the study and the critics of literature have been published in a series of literature magazines, in newspapers and anthologies. He is a member of the Society of Greek Authors, of the Society of Authors of Thessaloniki and he served as Vice President of the Committee of National Literature Awards. He has already published nine poetic collections and a study on the Greek poet M. Sachtouris. He has also seriously dealt with photography for many years but the last fifteen years he has focused exclusively on the photography of Nature. He is a member of the Greek Photographical Society, he has participated into group exhibitions of photography and has been awarded with two prizes. He has made two personal photographical exhibitions in Athens and Thessaloniki and he has already published two photographic albums and two diaries.


Maria Linou, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

She received her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed her PhD thesis in the University of Athens, Medical School.She is the Institutional One Health coordinator at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute (Diagnostic department/ Networking and Communication Office). She holds a FELASA cat.C certificate in the use of laboratory animals for research and has experience working with laboratory animals. She has also been an active clinical veterinarian in her pet clinic in Athens, since 1995. She has been an active member of several National Committees (committee for the vectors of WNV, National Committee for Rabies). She has been appointed by the Ministry of Health (2017 - present) as an alternate national focal point in the WHO for AMR. She is the President of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society and the General Secretary of the Hellenic Scientific Society for One Health. Through her professional and scientific training, her interests focus mainly on the implementation of the principles of the One Health initiative in Public Health, and in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of humans and animals.


E-mail: linoum[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, linoum[at]pasteur[dot]gr

Michail Mantzanas, Professor, Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens

Michail Mantzanas (Dr-Dr.)  is Professor of Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy at the University-Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Scientific Associate (School of Philosophy EKPA) and Special Scientist at the TEPAK (Cyprus). He is a Lecturer in Postgraduate Programs in the Departments of Philosophy and Biology of EKPA, Sociology of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, as well as a Scientific Associate of the laboratory of Philosophical Counseling and Philosophy of Self-Knowledge in the School of Philosophy. He teaches Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry and conducts seminars and trainings in Higher Academies. He was and still he is a Communication Consultant (Ethics Media Consultant) for TV Channels and Music Stations (MTV, Rise, Nickelodeon, Arrena, Music 89.2). He is a Lawyer and has participated in many world scientific conferences abroad and at home (in Greece) and he is a member of many scientific societies. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the School of Philosophy of EKPA, a PhD in Sociology from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, a degree from the School of Philosophy and School of Theology from EKPA and the Law School from the Democritus University of Thrace.


E-Mail: mmantzanas[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, mic.mantzanas[at]gmail[dot]com

Filotheos-Fotios Maroudas, PhD, Université de Strasbourg

Filotheos-Fotios Maroudas holds a degree in Social Theology from the Theological School of the University of Athens, a Master's degree from Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg and a PhD from the University of Strasbourg (Université de Strasbourg). He serves as a clergyman in the climate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (German Diocese). He actively participates in confessional, interfaith, and academic groups that aim at the creative coexistence of diverse traditions and philosophies. His scientific activity focuses on areas of Systematic Theology, with emphasis on Global Ethics and the exploration of the reality of interculturalism in the modern world, through the phenomenon of the rapid cultural reconstruction of societies. He teaches in the postgraduate programs of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. He has taught Bioethics and Aesthetics, has been the organizer of an international Bioethics symposium and has authored various scientific articles.



E-mail: ffmaroudas[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Konstantina Mylona-Giannakakou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Konstantina P. Mylona – Giannakakou, PhD, was born in Athens. She is a PhD (dpt. of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She holds a BA in English Studies and is an M. Phil. graduate (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (ALBA business school). For more than 18 years she has been working as a marketing and business expertise and is the co-founder of a consulting company. She has participated in World and International conferences and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences in the areas of agricultural biotechnology and genetic modification. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory (NKUA), member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). She is also a member of the Greek Philosophical Society, the International Association of Greek Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association as well as the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.


E-mail: dinmyl[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Ευγενία (Βάνα) Νικολαΐδου-Κυριανίδου

Vasileios E. Pantazis, Special Teaching Staff, University of Thessaly

Dr. Vasileios E. Pantazis (studies in Pedagogy and Theology, Ph.D. in Pedagogy at the School of Philosophy- University of Athens, Post-Doc at the University Duisburg-Essen-Germany) teaches the pedagogical courses, as well as Bioethics, and Evolution of ideas in Biological Sciences at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (University of Thessaly-Larissa). His primary research field is anthropological-pedagogical approach of Biosciences and Bioethicswith its philosophical preconditions and its extensions to the didactic methodology of Life Sciences and basic anthropological fields (literature, history, theology). Furthermore, he is a systematic researcher of the anthropological-pedagogical aspects of the literary works of Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911).




E-mail: vpantaz[at]ppp.uoa[dot]gr

Florentia Papastefanaki, PhD, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Florentia Papastefanaki graduated in 2001 from the Biology Department of the NKUA and performed her PhD thesis in Neurobiology. She received training abroad by working as a visiting researcher at the Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Universitaet Hamburg. Since 2009 she holds a position of Research Staff Scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. Her research focuses on nervous system development, physiology and pathology by implementing in vitro and animal models. She has been involved in numerous research projects and collaborations of the lab funded by national and international bodies and has a record of 16 published articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She is lecturer in the “Athens International Master’s Programme in Neuroscience” and in the “MA Animal Welfare, Ethics and the Law”, and has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students performing their thesis project. She is member of the Institutional Animal Welfare Body and Protocols Evaluation Committee.


E-mail: fpapastef[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr, fpapastefanaki[at]pasteur[dot]gr

George N. Politis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

George N. Politis is Associate Professor of Social Philosophy in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, Economy Research Laboratory. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the “Greek economic crisis” and its links to the consistent spread of popular irrational beliefs.



E-mail: gpolitis[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Evangelos D. Protopapadakis is Associate Professor of Applied Ethics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Director of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory; Board Member of the Bioethics and Deontology Committee of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Head of the Greek Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) and Board Member of the Bioethics Committee of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute. He has published 4 books in Greek and 1 in English as the single author, and 10 edited volumes as the editor or the co-editor: 3 in English, 1 in Serbian and 6 in Greek. He has published more than 60 papers in local or international scientific journals and volumes. He is a member of several domestic and international philosophical societies; he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the international philosophical publication Conatus – Journal of Philosophy.



E-mail: eprotopa[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Maria Sozopoulou, PhD, University of Ioannina

Dr. Maria Sozopoulou was born in Agrinion, Aitoloakarnania. She studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (present Department of Philosophy) of Philosophy School of University of Ioannina. She completed at the same Department her MA studies in “Hellenic Philosophy - Philosophy of Sciences”, and her PhD studies in platonic philosophy. Since July 2020 she is a Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Professor Dimitris N. Lamprellis at the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. She has worked as a philologist, musician, and piano teacher at the Primary and the Secondary Education. She is also an artist. She participated in International Scientific Conferences in Greece, Europe and U.S.A. and she has English publications (peer review). Her book entitled “Conceptions of Publicness in Plato’s Philosophy” is published by Papazisis publisher (in Greek language). She is a Research Fellow at the Applied Philosophy Research Lab of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is a member of the “International Plato Society”, member of the “Historical Archeological Society of Western Central Greece”, member of the Artistic and Cultural Society “En-Techne”, and since 2019 she is an elected member of the Board of Council of the “Philological and Literary Society of Agrinion 'Kostantinos Xatzopoulos.'”


E-mail: msozopoulou[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

Stamatios Alan Tahas, DVM, MSc, PGCert, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM), MRCVS

Stamatios Tahas grew up in Attica and graduated from the Veterinary School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Following university, he completed his national service as a veterinary surgeon in the Hellenic Health Corps. He received a scholarship for an MSc in Veterinary Conservation Science at the University of Liverpool in the UK and subsequently enrolled in a small animal rotating internship at the University of Nottingham. Following a spell in private small animal and exotics practice in the UK he undertook an ACZM Residency at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He is board-certified as a specialist in zoological medicine in both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine. He is currently employed as a zoo veterinary surgeon in the UK. His research interests include the application of zoo medicine to in situ conservation, parasitology and parasitic diseases and evolutionary anatomy. In his spare time he enjoys listening to Irish folk music and reading biographies.


Spyridon Tegos, Assistant Professor, University of Crete

Spyridon Tegos  is an Assistant Professor of early modern philosophy at the University of Crete, Greece. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Paris X-Nanterre with a thesis on the concept of social sentiments (friendship, sympathy, compassion) in early modern political philosophy. In his research, he concentrates on the history of moral, social and political philosophy (Scottish and French enlightenment). He has recently published Ritualistic Enlightenment. BeliefsReligious and Political Rituals in David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Athens: Armos, 2019) - his current research focuses on the classical French sources in early modern theater and belles-lettres that inspired early Scottish liberalism (David Hume, Adam Smith) and, in its aftermath, French liberalism (Germaine de Staël, Alexis de Tocqueville) with respect to the social and political relevance of “middling rank” (middle class) manners.