Proffessor of Strategy, University of Piraeus
He received a degree in Public Law and Political Science (with excellence) from the Law Faculty of the University of Athens. He also received an M.A and a Ph.D in International Relations from the Department of Government at Cornell University (1986).
He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Peace Studies Program, Cornell University; MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at the Program for Science, Technology and International Security, MIT and the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Professor Platias taught for 18 years (1989-2007) at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens Greece. Professor Platias is the author of numerous books and articles. He has written in five principal areas: Strategy, Theory of International Relations, Arms Control and Nuclear Proliferation, Foreign and Defense Policy, International Relations and Strategy in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.