Dr. Athanasios Moulakis, the President of the American University of Iraq Sulaimani
Dr. Athanasios Moulakis is president and provost of American University Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), bringing to the university more than 40 years of experience in academia and higher education in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Moulakis joined AUIS in September 2010 after serving as chief academic officer, interim president and distinguished professor of Government and International Relations at American University of Afghanistan, Kabul.
He completed a fellowship with the Athens-based Onassis Foundation, and served as an adjunct scholar in South-East European Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. He also directed the Institute for Mediterranean Studies at the University of Italian Switzerland, Lugano.
Dr. Moulakis has held faculty posts in political science, philosophy, and the humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder; the European University Institute, Florence, Italy; the London School of Economics; and Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Beyond Utility: Liberal Education for a Technological Age, which won the AAC&C Frederick Ness Award for Best Book on Liberal Education and was named Choice “Outstanding Book of the Year.”
Dr. Moulakis holds a doctorate of philosophy magna cum laude in Political Theory from Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany, and MDP Certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is fluent in English, German, French, Italian and Modern Greek.