Angelos Giannakopoulos, Ph.D. University of Tübingen, Germany, 1998, is a teaching and research assistant at Department of Sociology and History, Section of Sociology, University of Konstanz, Germany. His dissertation title was “The Theologian Brotherhoods in Greece: Their Function and Role in Relation to Modernization and Secularization of Greek Society.” He is currently conducting research on European integration and cultural patterns of thought and perception and on the cultural aspects of the EU-Enlargement process with emphasis on the relations between EU and Turkey. He has taught at the University of Tübingen (2000-2003) and at Erfurt University (1999-2002), where he has also been a research fellow at the research program on religious pluralism. He has published extensively on the relationship between religion and modernity as well as on cultural diversity and the European expansion project. He has participated in numerous conferences and co-organized the conference “European Perspectives of a United Cyprus,” University of Cyprus, 1st - 3rd November, 2004.