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Country: GREECE
Position/Affiliation: Professor/Ionian University, Greece - Director of the IMS/FORTH
Subject in the Project: PROJECT COORDINATOR

 Professor Gelina Harlaftis has graduated from the University of Athens and has completed her graduate studies in the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil.), in St. Antony’s College between 1983 and 1988. She has taught at the University of Piraeus from 1991 to 2002 and since 2003 is at the Department of History of the Ionian University.  She was President of the International Association of Maritime Economic History during the period 2004-2008 and also Chair of the Dpt of History of the Ionian University (2004-2008). She has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Greenwich, U.K. and Memorial University of Newfoundland (1998-199)  During the fall of the academic year 2008-2009 she was an “Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholar” in Business History Program of the Harvard Business School and in the spring a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College of the Oxford University.Among her publications are Greek Shipowners and Greece 1945-1975, ( Athlone Press, 1993);  History of Greek-owned Shipping (Routledge Press, 1996); Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks. Five Centuries of History, (Berg, 2005) with I. Baghdiantz McCabe and I. Minoglou. Her last books are Leadership in World Shipping: Greek Family Firms in International Business (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009) with Ioannis Theotokas; World’s Key Industry. The History and Economics of International Shipping (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012), with Stig Tenold and Jesus Valdaliso; Merchant ‘Colonies’ in the Early Modern Period (15th – 18th Centuries) (Chatto & Pickering 2012), withViktor Zakharov and Olga Katsiardi-Hering, Greeks in Romania, 19th century (Historical Archive of Alpha Bank, Αθήνα 2013),  with Radu Pǎun; Greek Shipping,  1700-1821, (Κέδρος, Αθήνα 2013) with Katerina Papakonstantinou.