Nikitas Konstantinidis is currently a Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He came to the LSE after spending two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’ Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). He received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and has further pursued postgraduate studies in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and undergraduate studies at the LSE. His main research interests lie in the areas of comparative and international political economy, applied formal theory, regional integration, international organizations, regional integration, and European Union politics. Current research projects include among others the political economy of military conscription and the formal analysis of compliance and enforcement mechanisms in the European Union. Moreover, he has been actively involved in a new academic initiative, the Greek Public Policy Forum, that seeks to derive concrete policy implications from multidisciplinary research and to foster cross-border dialogue and consultations on issues of public policy within a recessionary environment. The Greek Public Policy Forum is an initiative led by a small number of Greek social scientists in British Universities. Its aim is to establish a tribune for dialogue on public policy in Greece and in Europe. Until now they have organised a number of fora in Oxford, Nottingham, Greece, as well as (the last one, organised in co-operation with MEP's) in Strasbourg. You may find them on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (GrPPF), as well as www.greekpublicpolicyforum.org. His favorite pastimes include tennis, poker, and reading. Finally, he aims at travelling to as many destinations in the world as possible.