A New Zealander with Greek Colombian roots, Vitalis has lived in multiple countries which has resulted in him speaking three languages (Greek, French and English) and some Spanish. Vitalis completed his schooling in Geneva, Switzerland receiving an IB Diploma as a result.
During the Greek Bail Out Crisis of 2015, he worked on an interim basis with the Greek Press Office in Brussels. During this time, he greatly improved his rudimentary understanding of E.U politics and political Think Tanks.
In addition, he did volunteer work with the Paul Eagle campaign that saw Eagle win the Rongotai electorate in the 2017 New Zealand election.
Along with political writing, Vitalis enjoys delving into creative writing as it “allows me to express my personality in a way political or more intellectual content does not”. He loves following sports such as Boxing, Football (the real kind!), and Mixed Martial Arts. A lover of books, Vitalis was greatly inspired by the work of Arthur Koestler in Darkness Before Noon, as well as the timeless work of George Orwell.
He enjoys spending his time drinking a hot black coffee with friends and simply shooting the breeze. Vitalis recognises the Cycladic island Serifos as his second home, an island he regularly visits when he gets the chance.
It is his multicultural upbringing that Vitalis draws upon when writing for BSWink. He is currently studying BA in Politics at King's College London and hopes you enjoy his work!
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In the first of a three part series Vitalis revisits the revolutionary Labour Government of 1984-1990 by examining how they won the 1984 election.
"He had emerged from the crowd accepting his strengths and his weaknesses, all so that he could be noticed..."
Vitalis explores the validity of Fukuyama's thesis from his best seller "The End of History".
Vitalis analyses the Nazi Occupation of Greece during the second World War, to better understand the origins of the subsequent Greek Civil War.
Vitalis details his experiences with Sleep Paralysis.
Vitalis considers the arguments for and against the role of the British Monarchy in modern New Zealand.
A General seeks redemption.
A dream articulated.
Advancements in technology the last few decades have allowed for a significant development in robotics, which in turn has outpaced the job productivity of human labour.
Vitalis takes a look at the recent political issues in Colombia.
Vitalis explores the impact globalisation has had on the sovereignty of nation states.
Dialectical and more comprehensive judgements can only be made by merging modern and past interpretations of standards at a given time.
An over-reliance on nuclear proliferation to achieve stability and peace in the international system should be avoided.
Critical Evaluation "Famine, Affluence and Morality".