Basilios E Tsingos

Graduating class of 1986



Basilios E. (Bill) Tsingos was co-valedictorian of Central High School’s Class of 1986. While at Central, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Aglaia, and editor of The Little Green, and Vice President of the Student Council. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1990 and went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning master’s and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations before returning to Harvard where he earned his law degree in 1996. From 1994 to 1997, he also served as a member of the Harvard faculty as a Lecturer on Social Studies, teaching undergraduate courses on European political and legal integration. Since 1997, he has practiced securities and corporate law as an attorney with the Boston law firms of Hall and Dorr LLP and, since 2002, Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP. His prior experience includes work as a speechwriter to the Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine, former Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain, as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in the Office of the legal Advisor in the US Department of State, where he worked on various national security issues and international treaties pertaining to US foreign policy interest in China and the Balkans. Tsingos is a contributing author to books concerning the international dimensions of democratization and post-war Greece published by Oxford University Press and The MIT Press. From 1997 to 2004, he served as State Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for New Hampshire. In 2003, he was elected to a term membership in the Council on Foreign Relations, headquartered in New York.