Effie Pedaliu

Effie G. H. Pedaliu is an international historian, author and Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. She has held posts at LSE, KCL and UWE. She is the author of Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003; pbk. edition 2017), the co-editor (with J.W. Young and M.D. Kandiah) of Britain in Global Affairs, Volume II, From Churchill to Blair, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013; pbk. edition 2017) and (with J. Fisher and R. Smith) The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the 20th Century (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2017).

Effie Pedaliu
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Scientific career
FieldsInternational history

Pedaliu co-edits with Professor John W. Young the Palgrave/Macmillan book series, Security Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14489). She is a member of the peer review college of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a co-convenor of the International History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London). She has written numerous articles for academic journals, book chapters, policy reports, feature articles, op-eds and contributes regularly to the Greek broadsheet Kathimerini on Sunday.

The main themes of her work include: the international history of the Cold War; American and British foreign policy; European integration; transatlantic relations; Southern Europe; Human Rights; and Mediterranean security.


MA and PhD in International History, London School of Economics.


  • 1990 to 1994: lecturer in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 1995 to 1997: Jean Monnet Fellow in European History, Luton University.
  • 1997 to 2002, lecturer in International History, King's College London.
  • 2003 to 2012, senior lecturer in International History, University of the West of England.
  • 2012 to date, visiting fellow, LSE IDEAS.

Consultancy Work

Pedaliu helped[citation needed] in the organisation and declassification of important documents held by the Greek Foreign Ministry which throw new light on the origins of the Cold War. These were compiled and published in the three volume Greece at the Cutting Edge of a New World series: The Cold War, The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan', published in Documents of the Greek Foreign Ministry, 1943–51, Vols. 1–3, Kastaniotis, Athens, March 2002.[1]

Media appearances

Pedaliu has commented on CNN on many occasions on issues pertaining to Greece, Italy, the Balkans, and the EU. She has also given interviews and advice to Canadian News, Sky News, the Nikkei Financial Times and Gazeta Wyborcza (http://wyborcza.pl/1,75399,4857200.html?disableRedirects=true) on the above issues.

Scholarly Publications


2003 Effie G.H.Pedaliu, Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, Houndmills, London: Palgrave/Macmillan,[2][3]

2013 John W. Young, Effie G.H. Pedaliu, Michael D. Kandiah, Britain in Global Politics From Churchill to Blair, Volume II, London, Palgrave/Macmillan,

2017 John Fisher, Effie G. H. Pedaliu, and Richard Smith, (eds) The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. London: Palgrave,

See also


  1. "Athens News Agency: Daily News Bulletin in English, 02-03-20". www.hri.org. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. Kelly, Saul (2007). "A Review of: "Effie Pedaliu, Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War ": (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), ISBN 0 333 97380 1; 239 pp". Diplomacy & Statecraft. 18 (2): 501–503. doi:10.1080/09592290701333876. S2CID 162051344.
  3. Favretto, Ilaria (2007). "Book Review: Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War". European History Quarterly. 37 (2): 346–348. doi:10.1177/026569140703700227. S2CID 144069444.


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