Born and raised in Athens, Dimitris is a fourth-year law student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From the very first semester of his studies, he fell head over heels in love with international law, while diplomacy, international relations, and European affairs are all topics he greatly enjoys exploring when given the chance.
Dimitris’ involvement with Model United Nations (MUN) began with ThessISMUN 2019, which undoubtedly was a turning point in his life. Following this experience, he never stopped exploring the world of MUN, either as a delegate, a coach, or a board member. In 2020, he co-founded the United Nations Society of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a student association that promotes the values and the work of the United Nations. For the academic year 2021-2022, Dimitris serves as president of the society.
Dimitris firmly believes MUN to be a life-changing experience and highly encourages every student to give it a try. From learning how to make their voice heard in every discussion and acquiring a whole new set of useful skills, to greatly expanding their network and making a lot of new friends, Dimitris could hardly begin to list all the benefits one may reap through their involvement with MUN. As a result, ensuring that all delegates make the most of their participation in the conference is Dimitris’ top priority as a board member.
With ThessISMUN returning in 2022 after a two-year hiatus, Dimitris naturally jumped at the opportunity to be part of this iconic conference that introduced generations of young people to the exciting world of international affairs and diplomacy. Through chairing NATO’s North Atlantic Council, he wishes to help delegates understand the importance of nations working together to maintain or restore international peace and security, of balancing between making demands and agreeing to necessary compromises, and of approaching international relations with realism, without crossing any red lines.
Dimitris feels honoured to welcome you all to ThessISMUN 2022 and the North Atlantic Council!