Nikolaos Chatzis, is a negotiations consultant, policy analyst and professional journalist, with 15 years of experience in reporting and analyzing regional and global geopolitical trends, for the current economic, trade and defence developments. Nikolaos, is active in the fields of business deal-making and diplomatic negotiations. His main professional challenge focuses on developing strategies and using tactical negotiation moves to create and claim mutual long-term negotiation value.

His research interests include:
-The strategies and tactics with emphasis on negotiating complex business deals.
-The principles, tactics and practices of global deal-making.
-The current challenges in Balkan, European and global business environments and the «power tools» of deal management.
-Challenging management issues, in private business and the public sector.
-The interrelation between environmental protection and production cost issues.
-The influence of foreign policy leadership issues in formulating strategies, and the use of tactics in diplomatic-political negotiations and their specific characteristics.
-The interaction between current geopolitical dynamics (regional energy issues and current security dilemmas).

Nikolaos, has published five books since 2000, analyzing the global geopolitical environment and the challenges of current international security. He has also published numerous articles and special reports in Greek newspapers and magazines, in the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens.

He graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at TUFTS University, with a grant from the Alexandros S. Onassis Foundation in 2006. His GMAP specialization focuses on the dynamics of business and diplomatic negotiations, international affairs, and international security. He received his BA from the University of Bridgeport (CT) with concentrations in Mass Communication Studies and International Journalism (analysis of international geopolitical developments). He currently participates in specialized programs and workshops organized by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Nikolaos, also participates in the Second Generation Global Negotiation Education Project organized by Hamline University School of Law. (2009-2010)