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Nikolas Katsimpras


Nikolas Katsimpras is a lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, and an assistant adjunct professor at the Dispute Resolution program at CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is an independent conflict analysis and resolution consultant and a former Senior Fellow at the Hellenic American Leadership Council.

A veteran officer of the Hellenic Navy, with extensive international experience, Katsimpras has been awarded by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law, and in 2012, he received the Dynamical Systems Fellowship from Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), to conduct research on the peace negotiations in Burma.

He is a 2014 Atlantic Council Millenium Fellow, a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. In addition, he consults on negotiations, organizational culture, and cross-functional collaboration, and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences such as Velocity.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.S., Hellenic Naval Academy