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Angelos (Evangelos) Syrigos is if. Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy at Panteion University.

He was born in Athens in 1966. He is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Athens and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Bristol.

He has worked at the University of Cambridge (1993-΄94), for the Council of Europe and as a lawyer for the Athens Bar Association.

He served as Secretary General at the Ministry of Interior responsible for immigration and citizenship (2012-2015) and as Special Secretary at the Ministry of National Education and Religions (2007-2009) responsible for Greek children abroad and Muslim children in Thrace. 

He has served in positions of responsibility for foreign policy issues, minorities, transparency and telecommunications.

He was awarded in 1992 by the Academy of Athens for his work related to the delimitation of the continental shelf.

During his military service he was honored with a Commendation by the 4th Army Corps in Thrace for services to the minority of Thrace and with an Honorable Mention by the General Staff of the Army for his contribution to the creation of the Pomak-Greek dictionary.

He has written books on Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, most recently on the Prespa Agreement, regularly writes articles in the press and comments on foreign policy issues in the media.

He was elected for the first time MP in the Athens Parliament with New Democracy on July 7, 2019.

He was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Education and Religions in charge of higher education issues on January 5, 2021.

He has been a member of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs and the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs of the Greek Parliament, as well as a member of the Greek Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA). 

He is married to Irini Stamatoudi and they have three children.