The Consul of Greece, Dr. Vassilios Gouloussis, recently visited a College of Business class at Clayton State University to lecture on "The Euro Crisis Revisited."
Gouloussis made his presentation to Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. George Nakos' International Business class. His visit to Clayton State was arranged by Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson, through his connections with the local consular corps. Parkerson is the honorary consul for Hungary for the Southeastern United States.
“We all gained a much clearer understanding of the forces that are shaping the current financial crisis in Europe,” said Parkerson in a follow-up email to Gouloussis. “You prompted us to think and to examine the subject critically. I believe that all appreciated your special perspective about Greece’s place in the crisis and the explanations behind many of the EU-member states’ criticisms of Greece’s responses. It is educational to benefit from hearing first-hand Greece’s views on the subject.”
Born and raised in Athens, Gouloussis attended the Classical Lyceum Anavryton and afterwards studied Law at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens. He completed his postgraduate studies (LL.M.) at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, where he also obtained his Ph.D. specializing in International Law of the Sea. From 1997 until 2001 he practiced Law as a member of the Athens Bar Association.
After the fulfillment of his military obligations, he entered the Special Legal Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the rank of Rapporteur, where he remained until 2004, when he was also admitted to the Diplomatic Service. He served at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004 - 2005), at the Information and Public Diplomacy (MFA Spokesman’s Office) Department from 2005 to 2006, and at the Embassy of Greece in Berlin from 2006 to October 2008.