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Alexandros-Andreas KYRTSIS

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Consortium #7, Case Study Author in WP6

Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis is a Professor of Sociology and Head of the Section of Social Theory and Sociology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main fields of research are economic sociology and historically informed social studies of finance, sociology of technology, social history of ideas, and social theory of urban and geographical space. He has been commissioned to work on consultancy projects for the European Commission as well as the financial and information technology sectors.
He has held teaching appointments at University of Zurich, University of Crete, University of Thessaly, and Panteion University of the Political and Social Sciences. He was visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology & Society in Graz, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. He was chairman of the Research Council of the Social Sciences, Greece’s General Secretariat of Research and Technology (2014-2017). Prof. Kyrtsis will conduct a case study on the trans-national Schengen security information systems and in parallel he will supervise a post doctoral case study on technology-based information sharing between the EU countries and NATO on security issues.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Kyrtsis is author of InsSciDE case study n°6.1, Technological decisions and the diplomacy of sharing security critical information between EU and NATO partners. Read the pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study 6.1 seeks a comprehensive understanding of international and cross-national negotiations on technological decisions and the sharing of critical information on security technologies between the EU members, and in special cases with non-EU NATO members. Key quote: ’Our chosen case demonstrates the need for new ways of understanding the transmission of policy measures into technological systems like those developed for border control, as well as new ways for understanding the modalities of uses of these technologies.’