Nikolas Katsimpras is a Senior Fellow of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, and assistant adjunct professor at the Dispute Resolution program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also designed the Conflict Resolution Lab of the graduate program in Development Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), which he implements every spring. A former officer of the Hellenic Navy with extensive international experience, Nikolas has been awarded by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law, and in 2012, he received the Dynamical Systems Fellowship from Columbia University's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), to conduct research on the peace negotiations in Burma. Nikolas has an M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University and a B.S. from the Hellenic Naval Academy.
Nikolas is a delegate of NATO Emerging Leaders, the premier leadership program of the Atlantic Council; a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. Nikolas is also a consultant on organizational culture and cross-functional collaboration, and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences such as Velocity.