Professor Hubert Faustmann was born and raised in Germany and obtained his PhD in History from the University of Mannheim (1999). He is currently a Professor of History and International Relations at the University of Nicosia, where he has worked since 1999. Additionally, he is the director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus office since May 2011. Professor Faustmann is an expert on British colonial Cyprus and post-independence Cypriot history and politics. Professor Faustmann is the author of Divide and Quit? British Colonial Policy in Cyprus 1878-1960, (MATEO (EBook), 1999) and is the editor/co-editor of ten volumes, including: The Role of Education in Multicultural Cyprus (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017); Global Energy Debates and the Eastern Mediterranean, (PRIO Cyprus Centre, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and Atlantic Council), 2016; East Mediterranean Hydrocarbons: Geopolitical and Industry Perspectives, Markets and Export Routes, and Regional Cooperation, (PRIO Cyprus Centre, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Brookings Institution), 2014; Cyprus’ Hydrocarbons, Wealth Distribution and Regional Politics, (PRIO/Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 2012); An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus (I.B. Tauris, 2011); Reunifying Cyprus: The Annan Plan and Beyond (I.B. Tauris, 2009); The Government and Politics of Cyprus, (Peter Lang, 2008); Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006, (Bibliopolis, 2006). He has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.