Dr. Andrew Ekonomou
Senior Counsel, ACLJ and ECLJ
Dr. Ekonomou currently serves as senior counsel to both the American Center for Law and Justice in Washington, D.C., and the European Centre for Law and Justice in Strasbourg, France, where he participates in human rights and religious liberties cases in which these institutions are involved worldwide.
He was educated at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received his B.A. magna cum laude in philosophy in 1970, a master’s in Medieval History in 1971, and a Doctor of Law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Medieval and Byzantine History in 2000. His doctoral dissertation was published as “Byzantine Rome and the Greek Popes” in 2007.
He also had many other writings published including “St. John Chrysostom: Preacher and Politician: A Bibliographic Essay,” “St. Anselm and His English Contemporaries,” “A Women’s Monasticism in the Sixth Century West: Caesarius of Arles and the Rule for Nuns,” “Pope Boniface VIII: Clericis Laicos and the Con ict with Philip the Fair: A Historiographic Essay,” and “Monastics and Ecclesiastics in Late Antique Egypt.”
Dr. Ekonomou has served as legal counsel to the majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, assistant United States attorney general and chief of the Criminal Division in the Northern District of Georgia, acting United States attorney, special assistant attorney general, special deputy insurance commissioner of Georgia, and assistant commissioner of securities. He also has been an adjunct professor of law at the Atlanta Law School, lecturer in modern Greek at Georgia State University, and is now a lecturer in Byzantine history and literature at Emory University.