Constantine A. Pagedas
Executive Vice President and COO
Dr. Pagedas joined ITTA in March 1997 as a specialist in contemporary security policy and currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His specific areas of interest include U.S. and European foreign and defense policy, government acquisition with a specific focus on major military and space programs, U.S. national industrial security policy, as well as U.S. government research and development activities in aerospace, space, defense, cybersecurity and information technology.
Dr. Pagedas is directly involved with ITTA’s broad customer base, which includes senior officials from U.S., European and Japanese companies, government agencies, and industrial associations. This has included working on behalf of ITTA’s clients with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS), which oversees U.S. security arrangements for classified contracts. Specifically, he has worked in the field of U.S. national industrial security policy and has assisted with complex foreign ownership, control and influence (FOCI) issues to support numerous successful high-profile mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other types of cross-border business arrangements.
Dr. Pagedas was awarded a PhD from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, University of London for his doctoral thesis on Anglo-American relations with France during the Eisenhower and Kennedy periods. He earned a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Pagedas is the author of Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963: A Troubled Partnership (London, 2000), and the co-editor of the book Personalities, War & Diplomacy: Essays in International History (London, 1997). He frequently contributes articles to scholarly magazines, journals and books, and has provided numerous interviews for various news organizations. In the spring of 2015, Dr. Pagedas joined the Department of History Board of Visitors at the University of Wisconsin. In March 2020, he joined the board of Mediterranean Affairs, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, having previously served as the Editor of its journal, the Mediterranean Quarterly, since 2012.
IN THE NEWS
Pagedas, Constantine A. “As the World Turns”: Donald Trump & the Prospects for Re-Electing a “Soap Opera” President Japan Spotlight. September/October 2020: 43-47. Print. (view PDF))
Interview of Eric D. Lundell and Constantine A. Pagedas on US global trade policy in the Trump Administration with the Fourin monthly magazine, published May 2019 (in Japanese). (view PDF)
Pagedas, Constantine A. “Ugly American Diplomacy: Donald Trump & the Art of the Deal” Japan Spotlight. January/February 2018: 33-40. Print. (view PDF)
Interview on 6 September 2017 with Voice of America Russia Service on the escalating tensions in the Asia-Pacific region following North Korea’s nuclear weapons’ test. https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/north-korea-crisis/4017844.html
In September 2016, ITTA, Inc. held a seminar for Japanese companies interested in entering the US aerospace, space and national security market in support of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA). Eric Lundell, Constantine Pagedas and Joshua Marciano addressed the practical knowledge and advice regarding how non-US companies enter the US market, the US rules and regulations that would govern their entry and operations; and US export control issues that could directly affect their businesses and operations. Further information can be found on this event on JAXA’s website: http://aerospacebiz.jaxa.jp/en/
Pagedas, Constantine A. “The Apprentice: Donald Trump & His Russia Problem” Japan Spotlight. July/August 2017: 33-38. Print. (view PDF)
Pagedas, Constantine A. “Returning to Relevance: the Russian Challenge to Geopolitical Stability" Japan Spotlight. March/April 2017: 21-25. Print.(view PDF)
Pagedas, Constantine A., “Η διάκριση των εξουσιών στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής και μια επισκόπηση της εκτελεστικής εξουσίας” [in English, as “The Separation of Power in the US and Oversight of the Executive Branch”] paper presented at a conference in Mani, Greece, June 2015 and published in Leonidas Kotsalis, Dimitrios Asprogerakas, and Parasekvas Adamis (eds.), Η ισοτιμία των τριών εξουσιών Δικαιοσύνη και εκτελεστική εξουσία, Athens, 2016: 191-200. Print. (view PDF)
Horne, Devin and Pagedas, Constantine A. “Wither Europe? — Crisis in the EU & Searching for an Identity” Japan Spotlight. May/June 2016: 12-16. Print. (view PDF)
Pagedas, Constantine. “The Greek Debt Crisis: A Sisyphean Tragedy” Japan Spotlight. July/Aug 2015: 8-12. Print. (view PDF)
Pagedas, Constantine. “Special Summit Series: Greece and NATO.” NATOSource 1 Aug. 2014. Web. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/special-summit-series-greece-and-nato.
Pagedas, Constantine. “Russia Resurgent: The Crisis in Ukraine & the Challenge to Global Governance.” Japan Spotlight. July/Aug 2014: 34-37. Print. (view PDF)
“Greek American Analysts Comment on Possible U.S. Military Involvement in Syria.” Voice of America News. Voice Of America, 09 Sept. 2013. Web. http://gr.voanews.com/content/pagedas-sitilidis-syria/1746436.html.
“Pagedas: Washington Will Strongly Support the Samaras Government.” Voice of America News. Voice Of America, 15 Aug. 2013. Web. http://gr.voanews.com/content/pagedas-on-samaras-visit-to-us/1730554.html.