Georgios X. Protopapas is international relations specialist and journalist. He is Social Media Analyst at Paloservices , Journalist – Senior Analyst Geopolitics and International Diplomacy at the Greek printed monthly Magazine Defense & Diplomacy (ΑΜΥΝΑ & ΔΙΠΛΩΜΑΤΙΑ ) and Member of the Advisory Board at Modern Diplomacy.eu an english- speaking journal . He was from 2000 until 2014 Journalist – Foreign Desk Editor at the Greek prestigious weekly political and financial newspaper “The Investor” (ΕΠΕΝΔΥΤΗΣ).
George as international relations specialist has participated as speaker in various international scientific conferences and has published papers and articles in English and greek journals and media. He has studied European Studies, University of Hertfordshire (UK) and has pursued postgraduate studies in International Relations, University of Kent (UK).
George also analyses the effects of Social Media on politics, economy , diplomacy and international and social affairs based on the study of quantitative and qualitative data of PaloPro, a web & social listening & analytics tool. Moreover, he is specialist on the web and social media data analysis for political parties and figures.
He is also co-author with Nikos Arvavites of the greek book “In social MEDIARES “, which analyses the trends of the greek online public opinion (social media, sites, opinions, blogs, forums) for “hot ” issues of politics, economy, diplomacy and social and international affairs,.
As well as , George continues to advance his skills on the analysis of Social and Digital Media via vocational certifications. He obtained a Digital Marketing Diploma ,Center of Entrepreneurship Development & Innovation (KEAK), a Certificate in Driving Digital and Social Media Strategy, Center of Entrepreneurship Development & Innovation (KEAK) and a Certificate in Social Media, The European Institute of Communications (Ireland)
His research interests focus on the issues of social media, foreign policy, geopolitics, international diplomacy, energy, terrorism, energy security and public diplomacy.
George has been Executive Director at the greek Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA) from 2015 until 2018.