George A. Papandreou

George A. Papandreou

George A. Papandreou holds an M.Sc. in Sociology and Development from LSE, and is a fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs. An MP since 1981, he served in several government posts before becoming Foreign Minister from 1999-2004. An active supporter of the Information Society and the driving force behind the Greek EU Presidency's e-Vote, in 2003 he was placed among the "25 Who are Changing the World of Internet Politics". He has received several honours for his commitment to promote peace and democracy, notably his successful campaign, as Foreign Minister, to engineer a rapprochement between Greece and Turkey. As President of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement) since January 2004, George A. Papandreou is leading radical reforms of the Greek party political system. He was unanimously elected as President of the Socialist International in January 2006.