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22Jun18:30The Slow Electoral Death of the European Social-Democracy and its Legacy18:30

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A discussion by
Nikos Marantzidis
Professor of Political Science in the University of Macedonia
Scientific Coordinator at the Public Opinion Research Unit (PORU) of the University of Macedonia
Visiting Professor at Charles University, Prague

When: Thursday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

15Jun18:30QUO VADIS Turkey?18:30

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A discussion by
Kostas Ifantis, PhD
Professor of International Relations, Panteion University
Professor of University of Kadir Has, Istanbul, Turkey

When: Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

8Jun18:30Peripheral and 'domestic' challenges for the EU: Terrorism and population flows18:30

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A discussion by
Constantinos Filis, PhD
Director of Research Programs, Institute of International Relation

When: Thursday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

Constantinos Filis, PhD

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece Director of Research Programs, Institute of International Relations
Dr. Filis, is Head of the Centre for Russia, Eurasia and South-eastern Europe at the Institute of International Relations since 2005. He was elected in November 2007 and served for two years as Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Filis, was a Research Fellow at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), Oxford University. In July 2012, he was appointed, by the Board of Directors, Director of Research Programs at the Institute of International Relations, of Panteion University. Between December 2013 and January 2015 he served as Chairman of Project Management Group at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. From mid-2013 to early 2015 he served as a Member of the Committee of the Center for Security Studies, where he examined the threat of forms of radicalism to national security. He has conducted a number of studies for public and private organizations and advised international and Greek corporations. Dr. Filis, currently lectures at the Hellenic Naval Staff and Command College and at the Hellenic National Defense College. He is also teaching in post-graduate degrees in Greek universities, emphasizing on geopolitics-geo-economics, energy and peace/Olympic studies. He is currently a member of the Greek-Turkish Forum, as well as the Greek-Russian Society and Director of the International Olympic Truce Centre. He recently published a book entitled Refugees, Europe, Insecurity, by Papadopoulos publications.

1Jun18:30CHAPTERS OF HISTORY: Dimensions of the Divide18:30

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A discussion by
Thanos Veremis, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Athens University

When: Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

25May18:30The West, the migration stream, and the future18:30

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A discussion by
Dr. Andreas Andrianopoulos, PhD
Director, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

23May13:40- 15:00Dynamics in South Asia13:40 - 15:00

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Ambassadors Forum Lecture Series

A presentation by
H.E. Mr. Khalid Usman Qaiser
Ambassador of Pakistan to Greece

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 13:40-15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs – Office of Public Affairs
International Business Society

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

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His Excellency Khalid Usman Qaiser has served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Greece since July 2016. Previously, he was Pakistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan & Georgia (2014-2016) and Tajikistan (2008 to 2011). During his diplomatic career of over 30 years, Qaiser has worked in various capacities in Pakistan Missions in Tunis, London, Budapest, and Berlin, before his elevation to the Ambassadorial rank in 2008.

While at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, he held various portfolios in the departments of North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia, as well as Administration, International Conferences, and Economic Coordination.

He also served as Director General of the Foreign Service Academy in Islamabad where apart from young Pakistani diplomats, many foreign countries’ diplomats attend specialized professional diplomatic courses every year.

Ambassador Qaiser speaks English, French, Urdu, and Punjabi. He is married to Mrs. Asima Qaiser and they have two children.

Topic of Presentation: “Dynamics of South Asia”

Ambassador Qaiser will introduce the South Asian region and its dynamics. His presentation will cover the background of current challenges, and the new undercurrents. He will share his perspective on the present geo-political environment of the region that has far-reaching implications for the region and beyond. He will suggest ways to make South Asia a peaceful, stable and prosperous region going forward, and will also take questions from the audience.

18May18:30About Salafism & Extreme Islam18:30

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Presentation of English-language film The Kingdom

When: Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

11May18:30The Impact of Brexit on the Financial System18:30

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A discussion by:
Christos Vl. Gortsos, PhD
Professor of Public Economic Law, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

When: Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

4May18:30Sino-American relations: Towards a hegemonic rivalry or a hegemonic settlement?18:30

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A discussion by:
Christos Ziogas, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Panteion University, Department of International,
European & Area Studies, Adjunct Lecturer at Hellenic Army Academy

When: Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

27Apr19:00The Modern Geopolitical Dynamics in the Turkey-Syria-Iran-Russia Complex19:00

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A discussion by:
Dr. Ioannis Mazis (FRSA-AMOPA)
Professor of Economic Geography and Geopolitics
Chair of the Dept of Turkish & Modern Asian Studies
Director of Master’s Program of Geopolitcs, Geostartegics and Defense and Security Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

When: Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

4Apr12:15- 13:30Trends in American Political Thought12:15 - 13:30

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A discussion by:
Senator Chris Steineger
Former Kansas State Senator

When: Tuesday, April 4, 12:15–13:30

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107


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Senator Steineger and the audience will discuss demographic trends and changing public opinion and voting patterns with American people since after WW2, culminating in the elections of Donald Trump and a forecast of where America will go in the next four years. Afterwards, we will have at least 30 minutes of Q&A for the audience participants to ask questions.

BIO

Kansas State Senator Chris Steineger, from Kansas City, Kansas, was elected in 1996 – 2012. He served 14 years as a Democrat and in 2010 switched to Republican. He has experience at all three levels of American government, including staffing for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, 1988-89;   in the City Managers office in Kansas City, with the Kansas State Department of Revenue .

Senator Steineger is retired from politics and is now a guest lecturer for Universities and U.S. Embassies abroad. He has visited 53 countries include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Mexico, India, Israel, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, & Cuba.  He specializes in explaining American government, contemporary politics, and trends in public opinion for foreign audiences.

Senator Chris Steineger is in Greece as a 2017 Fulbright Specialist. He will provide lectures and seminars to students and faculty on American government and contemporary political issues in collaboration with: the Panteion University in Athens, the University of Peloponnese (Corinth), the University of Piraeus, the Institute of International Relations (IDIS), the American College of Greece Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs and the Navarino Network (Thessaloniki). With the support of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece awards grants to both Greek and US citizens to enable them to study, teach or conduct research in either the US or Greece.  For more information on the Fulbright Program in Greece see www.fulbright.gr

30Mar18:30Trumpism and Globalization: One more challenge for Greece18:30

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A discussion by:
Babis Papadimitiou, Journalist

When: Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

23Mar18:30The unbearable lightness of Dr. Schäuble’s views on Grexit18:30

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Lecturer:
Constantine A. Papadopoulos, PhD
School of Business, Deree – The American College of Greece
Member of the Academic Board, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs – The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

16Mar18:30Showing of the film Katyn of Andrzej Wajda18:30

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Showing of the film Katyn of Andrzej Wajda, and discussion with Justyna Słowik, the Cultural Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Athens.

Opening Remarks by
Andreas Andrianopoulos
Director of the Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs at The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

9Mar18:30The Cypriot riddle in the toxic environment of 201718:30

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Discussion by
Nikos Georgiadis
Columnist, Athens Voice
Editing Consultant, Foreign Affairs – Hellenic Edition

When: Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

7Mar18:30Education as a Prerequisite of Development and Prosperity18:30

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On the occasion of the publication the latest book by Tasos Avrantinis
Discussion by
Tasos Avrantinis
Lawyer and Vice President of DRASI
Andreas Andrianopoulos
Director, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

When: Tuesday, March 7, 6:30p.m.

Where: Municipal Gallery of Piraeus
29 Filonos street (Old Post Office building), Piraeus

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

7Mar13:40- 15:00Poland in the region and the EU - Europe at crossroads - Re-drawing the picture of Europe - Fulfilled dreams, realities, and visions for the future13:40 - 15:00

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Ambassadors Forum Lecture Series

A presentation by
H.E. Mrs. Anna Barbarzak
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Greece

When: Tuesday, March 7, 13:40–15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by:
Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs (IDGA) – Office of Public Affairs
International Business Society

Anna

Anna Barbarzak is a career diplomat.

She joined Polish diplomatic service in 2001. Since this time she worked in the Department for Security Policy, managing NATO enlargement and Partnership for Peace policy.

Between 2006-2007 she worked in the Polish Mission to UN and International Organizations in Geneva – where she was responsible for Disarmament and Non-proliferation issues.

In 2007 she was assigned at the Polish Embassy in Washington DC, where she worked in the Economic Section, responsible for energy and climate policy.

After her return to Warsaw in 2011, she was nominated Head of the Unit of Contacts at the Office of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Since 2013 until November 2015 Ms. Barbarzak Headed the Department for Economic Cooperation, where she was responsible for economic promotion and economic diplomacy. In this capacity she supervised and coordinated many projects related to economic bilateral cooperation, as well as EU trade and investment policies and energy security issues.

Mrs. Barbarzak graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. She holds Master’s degree in Economics and International Relations. She also completed post-graduate studies in Geneva Center for Security Policy.

Mrs. Barbarzak speaks English and Russian.

She is married and has 6-year old son.

2Mar18:30Attempts to Resolve the Cyprus Problem and Greek-Turkish Relations18:30

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Discussion by
Alexis Heraclides, PhD
Professor of International Relations and Conflict Resolution Social and Political Sciences, Panteion University

When: Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107


Bio

Alexis Heraclides, PhD, (born in 1952 in Alexandria) is a Greek academic, currently Professor of International Relations and Conflict Resolution at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Previously, he served as a Counselor on human rights and minorities at the Greek foreign ministry (1983-1997) and, in that capacity, participated in a number of norm-setting intergovernmental conferences on human rights and minorities, notably in the context of the CSCE (Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe).

He has studied Political Science and International Relations at Panteion, at the University of London (MSc at University College) and at the University of Kent (PhD). His main publications cover: intervention in secessionist conflicts; self-determination; ethnicity and nationalism; the CSCE; Greek foreign policy and specific conflicts, mainly from a conflict-resolution perspective, such as Kosovo, Southern Sudan, the Kurdish question, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Cyprus Problem and the Greek-Turkish conflict with emphasis on the Aegean dispute.

Dr. Heraclides has written over 60 papers in academic journals, as well as having edited 6 books in English and 10 in Greek, including:

  • The Self-Determination of Minorities in International Politics (London: Frank Cass, 1991).
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Problèmatique of Peaceful Resolution (Athens: Papazissis, 1991) [in Greek].
  • Security and Co-operation in Europe: The Human Dimension, 1972-1992 (London: Frank Cass, 1993).
  • Helsinki-II and its Aftermath: The Making of the CSCE into an International Organization (London: Pinter, 1993).
  • Greece and the “Threat from the East” (Athens: Polis, 2001) [in Greek], also published in Turkey as Yunanistan ve “Dogu’dan Gelen Tehlike” Turkiye: Turk-Yunan Iliskilerinde Cikmazlar ve Cozum Yollari (Istanbul: Iletişim, 2002).
  • The Cyprus Question: Conflict and Resolution (Athens: I. Sideris, 2002) [in Greek].
  • The Cyprus Question, 1947-2004: From Enosis to Partition? (Athens: I. Sideris, 2006) [in Greek].
  • The Greek-Turkish Conflict in the Aegean: Imagined Enemies (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, July 2010).
  • with Ada Dialla, Humanitarian Intervention in the Long Nineteenth Century: Setting the Precedent (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015).

23Feb18:30Prospects of Trump's Presidency18:30

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Discussion by
Dimitris Keridis
Professor of International Politics, Panteion University, Greece
Senior Advisor, The Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation
Director, Navarino Network & Olympia Summer Academy
Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations

When: Thursday, February 23, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

16Feb18:30A discussion with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan18:30

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A discussion with
Η.Ε. Mr. Rahman Mustafayev
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Hellenic Republic

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

9Feb18:30Chapters of History: Periodic Disasters in Greek History18:30

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On the occasion of G. B. Dertilis’ latest book Seven Wars, Four Civil Wars, Seven Bankruptcies, 1821-2016, Polis Editions
Discussion by:
Paschos Mandravelis
Columnist, KATHIMERINI Newspaper

When: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

Paschos Mandravelis studied Economics and Media. Now he holds a daily column on politics, society and economics in the daily newspaper “Kathimerini”. He authored five books, and co-authored many more. The last book he co-authored is “On violence. The ideological component” (2012, Polis Publications)

7Feb10:00- 13:30Migration and Refugee Crises in Europe: Solidarity, Responsibility, Human Vulnerability10:00 - 13:30

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When: Tuesday, February 7, 10.00–13.30

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by:
ACG Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, School of Business at Deree – The American College of Greece; Department of Political Studies, Collegium of Socio-Economics, Warsaw School of Economics; ALIEN Project; EUMIGRO Project; Warsaw School of Economics; Innovathens, Technopolis City of Athens

Panel Discussion and Student Workshop

Speakers:

Yiannis Balafas
Deputy Minister of Migration

Lefteris Papagiannakis
Vice Mayor, Migrant and Refugee Affairs, Municipality of Athens

Marta Pachocka, PhD
Assistant Professor, Warsaw School of Economics
Coordinator of EUMIGRO Project

Christianna N. Leahy, PhD
Professor of Comparative Politics and Chair of Department of Political Science and International Studies, McDaniel College

Christos Iliadis, PhD
Advisor to the Vice Chair, Defence and International Relations, Hellenic Parliament

Ms. Martha Roussou
Advocacy Officer, Oxfam Greece

Moderator:

Dr. Anna Visvizi
Assistant Professor, Deree – The American College of Greece Department of International Business

2Feb18:30Statism as I have known it18:30

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On the occasion of his latest book « The Silence of the Victims – Epikentro Publications»
Discussion by:
Lycurgos Liaropoulos
Professor Emeritus of Health Economics, University of Athens

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

31Jan13:40- 15:00Israel – Its Internal and External Challenges13:40 - 15:00

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Ambassadors Forum Lecture Series

A presentation on current developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region
 and Israeli-Greek relations by:
H.E. Mrs. Irit Ben-Abba Vitale
Ambassador of Israel to Greece

When: Tuesday, January 31, 13:40-15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by:
Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs – Office of Public Affairs
International Business Society

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Israel was established 68 years ago. It has a population of 8.5 million, out of which 20% are non-Jews, Moslems, Christians, Druze and others, all of which are Israeli citizens. The Jewish population comprises of people who immigrated to the historical Land of Israel from all parts of the world, after 2000 years of exile. The challenges of social cohesion are immense. The security challenges are massive.

The Middle East geopolitical structure that was formed 100 years ago is collapsing, the Arab Spring did not bring a wave of democratic struggle to the region, but total collapse of the old regimes, and the total disintegration of state structures, giving way to the emergence of non-state entities that create a chaotic situation in our region, the repercussions of which affect whole of Europe.

Israel and Greece have enjoyed friendly bilateral relations in the last few years, that are a direct consequence of the fragile situation in the East Mediterranean. As democracies, we share common practices of social and political structure and, as countries of a long history of ancient civilizations, we appreciate the rule of law and prosperity to our people and nations.

On Tuesday,  January 31 2017, at 13:40-15:00, the Ambassador of Israel to Greece, Her Excellency Irit Ben-Abba, will deliver a speech on the challenges Israel is facing today, and on Israel-Greece relations as a stabilizing factor in the East Mediterranean.

For Ambassador Irit Ben-Abba’s full biography, please click here.

26Jan18:30Ancient Greek Tragedy as a Foreign Policy Tool in Ancient Greece18:30

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A lecture by:
Kostas Georgousopoulos
Writer, Theater Critic

When: Thursday, January 26, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

19Jan18:30“CHAPTERS OF HISTORY: Greece: a modern state? Trajectories from the Balkan milieu to the European integration”18:30

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A lecture by:
Dr. Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos
Associate professor in Contemporary History & Politics, director of the Postgraduate Program “Governance & Economics” (University of Peloponese) and editor-in-chief of NEA HESTIA journal

When: Thursday, January 19, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107


Short Bio

Dr. Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos was born in Athens, 1972. He is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History and Politics at the School of Administration and Economy of the Higher Technological Institute of Peloponnese since 2014, and has been a visiting professor and assistant professor there since 2003. He is also Director of the Postgraduate Program “Governance & Economics” at the University of the Peloponnese.

Dr. Sotiropoulos is editor-in-chief of the journal NEA HESTIA, as well as a member of the scientific committee of the journals Philosophein, and Foreign Affairs, The Hellenic Edition, and is a columnist of the daily newspaper Kathimerini.

He is the editor of four collective volumes concerning mid war and contemporary politics in Greece and Cyprus, and a member of the scientific committee organizing the “Institutions & Public Policies in Contemporary Greece” conference held every two years. He was invited, during the second semester 2011-12, to lecture at Harvard University – Program of Modern Greek Studies (George Seferis Chair), about post war politics.

Dr. Sotiropoulos was also a scientific advisor for the historical documentary, The Making of the Greek National State, 1760-1832, as well as for a historical documentary concerning Greece in the 1974-2010 period, both of which were broadcasted on E.R.T.

12Jan18:30Turkey after July 15 – Greek – Turkish Relations – Threat18:30

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On the occasion of his latest book on Turkey
Discussion by:
Ret. General Fragkoulis Fragkos, PhD
Honorary Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff

When: Thursday, January 12, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

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22Dec18:30Social Market Economy18:30

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A lecture by:
George C. Bitros, Ph.D
Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business

When: Thursday, December 22, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

15Dec18:30CHAPTERS OF HISTORY: Greek Shipping in World War II18:30

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A lecture by:
Ilias Iliopoulos PhD
Professor of Naval History and Strategy of Seapower, Hellenic Naval War College
Adjunct Professor of Maritime History, Deree – The American College of Greece
Member of the Academic Board, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs – The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, December 15, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

7Dec18:30Debts of the Occupation Forces (German War Reparations)18:30

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A lecture by:
George Stefanakis, Lawyer

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

23Nov18:30Eurosceptics vs. Europhiles: What’s the best way for freedom in Europe18:30

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Debate Chairman:
Dr. Andreas Andrianopoulos
Director, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 6:30p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

Eurosceptics:
Rafail Kaliviotis: Political Scientist, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Founder & President, Network of Greek Conservatives; Policy Advisor, New Right political party
Napoleon Linardatos: Banker, New York area; Columnist, Greek daily newspaper Estia

Federalists:
Michael Iakovides: Co-founder & Marketing Director at Greek Liberties Monitor
Olympios Raptis: EU Affairs Specialist (market regulations, industrial policy, publicly funded research and technological cooperation)

(the debate will be held in Greek)

 

10Nov18:30Hitler's Secret Diary - Patakis Publications18:30

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On the occasion of the publication of his new book
Haris Vlavianos discusses with the audience
History Professor, The American College of Greece
Writer

When: Thursday, November 10 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

3Nov18:30The Trump phenomenon and the rearrangement of the American political landscape18:30

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A lecture by: Dimitris Keridis
Professor of International Politics, Panteion University, Greece
Senior Advisor, The Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation
Director, Navarino Network and Olympia Summer Academy
Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations

When: Thursday, November 3 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

Biography

Dimitris Keridis is a Professor of International Politics at the Panteion University of Athens. He is a senior fellow at the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation and the deputy director of the Institute of International Relations in Athens. Since 2002 he has been directing the annual Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies in Greece, and the Navarino Network, a public policy think-tank based in Thessaloniki, since 2009. He is also a regular TV political commentator.

He has served as a senior consultant at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the Constantine Karamanlis Associate Professor in Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, as the director of the Kokkalis Foundation in Athens, and of the Kokkalis Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as well as seving as a researcher at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, USA.

His latest book in English titled,The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece, is to be reprinted and updated in 2017. His recent books in Greek include the monograph, Nationalism, Ethnic Conflicts and International Relations: Theory and Practice in the Balkans, and Constantine G. Karamanlis and the Foreign Press, and also include the editing of the collective volume Thessaloniki: A city in transition, 1912-2012.

1Nov13:40- 15:00Dynamics in South Asia13:40 - 15:00

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CANCELLED

Ambassadors Forum Lecture Series

A presentation by
H.E. Mr. Khalid Usman Qaiser
Ambassador of Pakistan to Greece

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 13:40-15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs – Office of Public Affairs
International Business Society

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

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His Excellency Khalid Usman Qaiser has served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Greece since July 2016. Previously, he was Pakistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan & Georgia (2014-2016) and Tajikistan (2008 to 2011). During his diplomatic career of over 30 years, Qaiser has worked in various capacities in Pakistan Missions in Tunis, London, Budapest, and Berlin, before his elevation to the Ambassadorial rank in 2008.

While at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, he held various portfolios in the departments of North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia, as well as Administration, International Conferences, and Economic Coordination.

He also served as Director General of the Foreign Service Academy in Islamabad where apart from young Pakistani diplomats, many foreign countries’ diplomats attend specialized professional diplomatic courses every year.

Ambassador Qaiser speaks English, French, Urdu, and Punjabi. He is married to Mrs. Asima Qaiser and they have two children.

Topic of Presentation: “Dynamics of South Asia”

Ambassador Qaiser will introduce the South Asian region and its dynamics. His presentation will cover the background of current challenges, and the new undercurrents. He will share his perspective on the present geo-political environment of the region that has far-reaching implications for the region and beyond. He will suggest ways to make South Asia a peaceful, stable and prosperous region going forward, and will also take questions from the audience.

27Oct18:30Chapters of History: The first 50 years of the Greek Independence18:30

Event Details

A lecture by: Nikoforos Diamandouros
European Ombudsman (2003-2013)
Member of the Academy of Athens, Prof. Emeritus Univ. of Athens

When: Thursday, October 27 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

20Oct18:30The Eurasian Economic Union between East & West: Geopolitical Competition or Geoeconomic Liberalism?18:30

Event Details

A lecture by: Georgios K. Filis, PhD
Adjunct Professor, International Business Department
Associate Member, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

When: Thursday, October 20 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: the Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

13Oct13:40- 15:00Greek Banking System: Challenges Ahead13:40 - 15:00

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Event Details

A presentation by
Louka Katseli (Pierce ’69)
President of the National Bank of Greece, and the Hellenic Bank Association

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 13:40-15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: The Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

Katseli

Louka Katseli
President of the National Bank of Greece, and the Hellenic Bank Association

Louka T. Katseli is Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece, and Chair of the Hellenic Banking Association. She has served as Greece’s Minister of Labor and Social Security (2010-2011), Minister of Economy, Competitiveness, and Shipping (2009-2010) and as a member of the Hellenic Parliament (2007-2012).

Katseli has held the position of Director of the OECD Development Centre in Paris (2003-2007), and she has been a member of several prominent international and European Committees, including the UN Committee of Development Policy (1996-2003), the European Commission’s Economic and Monetary Policy Committees and the “Comité des Sages” on the Reform of the European Social Charter (1995-1997).

Prof. Katseli has also served as Director General of the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) (1982-1986), as well as International Economic Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister (1993-1996). Since 2005, she has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (E.A.D.I.), and a member of the Euro 50 Group since 2000.

Dr. Katseli holds a PhD in International and Development Economics from Princeton University (Distinguished Dissertation in Economics, 1978); an MPA in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs (1974); an MA in Economics, from Princeton University, (1975), and a BA in Economics from Smith College, (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972).

Since 1987, she has been a Professor of International Economics and Development at the Department of Economics of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, and has served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University’s Department of Economics, and the School of Organization and Management (1977-1985). Dr. Katseli is the recipient of numerous distinctions and fellowships, including that of the Best Young Professor at Yale (1980). She has published extensively in the areas of: development economics and finance, migration management, investment and trade, exchange rate policy and institution-building in European and developing countries.

 

6Oct18:30Greece's Geopolitical Strategy in a Post-American International System18:30

Event Details

A lecture by: Konstantinos Grivas, PhD
Associate Professor in Geopolitics Hellenic Army Academy

When: Thursday, October 6 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: the Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

29Sep18:30CHAPTERS OF HISTORY: The civil wars of 182118:30

Event Details

A lecture by: Thanos Veremis
Prof. Emeritus, Athens University

When: Thursday, September 29 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: the Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107

22Sep18:30Islam, Central Asia & Transcaucasia: Tensions & Challenges18:30

Event Details

A lecture by:Andreas Andrianopoulos Ph.D.
Director
Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, September 22 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: the Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

For more information please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107