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Nikolas Katsimpras

Lecturer, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Nikolas Katsimpras has been a lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program since 2014. He is an independent conflict analysis/ strategy consultant focusing mostly on the Eastern Mediterranean, MENA, and the Arabian Gulf.

Katsimpras is a former Senior Fellow at the Hellenic American Leadership Council and taught for many years at the Dispute Resolution program at CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

He is also a former Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow and has given keynote speeches about the role of conflict in technology and education, including at O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference and the Evens Foundation’s Conflict Matters conference.

A veteran officer of the Hellenic Navy, with extensive international experience, Katsimpras has also 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.


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