Iakovos D. Michailidis is an Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His interest focus on population movements, humanitarianism, the status of minorities and interventions by the World Powers in south-eastren Europe. He represented Aristotle University in the European thematic network for History Clioh/Cliohnet, organized by a group of 45 European Universities. He is also a member of many Greek and international associations such as the Society for Macedonian History. During the academic year 2012-2013 he was invited as Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus.
He is currently working on a research project related to the Reconstruction of Greece after WWII and the humanitarian support Greece received from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Fulbright Foundation will provide him with the opportunity to make thorough archival research into the UNRRA archives kept in the UN archives in New York and in the US Department of States Archives in Washington DC. Moreover, during the exchange period, there will be an opportunity to discuss and collaborate with the team of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The members of the School include some of the most eminent scholars on post-WWII History and the History of the Cold War.