Nikolaos Efstathiou

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Bogazici University
Research Interest: 
Modernizing Ottoman Diplomacy: The Effects of National Self-Determination and the Rise of Europe on Ottoman Foreign Policy through the Eyes of a Greek-Ottoman Bureaucrat

Originally from Athens, Greece, Niko graduated from Yale College in May 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science. At Yale, he served as Executive Director of the Yale International Relations Association, competed with Yale's Model United Nations team, volunteered with Hemispheres, a community outreach international relations teaching program, and was an active member of the Yale European Undergraduates and the Yale Hellenic Society. Niko has previously worked at the European Parliament in Brussels as well as the consulting sector in Madrid. His research interests include diplomacy and security in the Mediterranean, as well as Ottoman history. In Bogazici, he will be combining the two and will focus on archives by Greek-Ottoman bureaucrats, examining the effects of national self-determination and the rise of Europe on Ottoman foreign policy. In his free time, Niko also enjoys running, creative writing and electronic music.