22May15:00- 15:50Information Quality as an important ingredient in higher education15:00 - 15:50

Event Details

A roundtable discussion presented and moderated by
Konstantinos Leftheriotis, CIS Instructor

When: Monday, May 22, 14:30 – 15:30

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Organized by: Faculty Research Seminars 2016-17 Series

23May - 24May 2312:00May 24Student Symposium 201712:00 - 17:30 (24)


Event Details

When: Tuesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 25

Where: Deree The American College of Greece

Open to the Public

The purpose of this symposium is to enhance student research and creative arts productivity at Deree by showcasing and celebrating student research, creative and artistic work. It further helps showcase the important work of faculty in supervising such work.

Undergraduate and graduate students present their work or independent research projects, either single or collaboratively produced, in the form of posters presenting laboratory or other applied research findings, research papers and oral presentations, creative works, visual art installations, musical and drama presentations.

Student participants have the opportunity to share their work with a diverse audience of peers and enhance their resume through participation in a professional meeting setting.

This three-day event consists of research posters, oral (panel) presentations, musical performances, theatrical performances, and exhibits of visual arts.

Most work exhibited is done by third and fourth year students, and is the result of work usually accomplished in capstone courses, internships, laboratory and studio courses, or other courses that require a substantial project, thesis or performance.


Tuesday, May 23

12:00 – 15:30  |  Poster Presentations
Student Lounge

12:00 – 15:00  |  IT and Visual/Video Projects
Student Lounge

15:30 – 19:30  |  Oral Presentations
Center for the Arts Auditorium

19:30 – 21:00  |  Graduate Oral Presentations
Center for the Arts Auditorium

12:00  |  Visual Arts
Center for the Arts Auditorium

Wednesday, May 24

12:00–15:00  |  Honors Creative Projects
Deree Art Gallery

11:00–12:30  |  Poster Presentations
Student Lounge

14:00–17:00  |  Oral Presentations
Center for the Arts Auditorium

17:00–19:00  | Music Presentations
7th Level Auditorium

Thursday, May 25

13:00–15:20  |  Oral Presentations
Center for the Arts Auditorium

15:30–17:30  |  Dance and Dramatic Performances
Black Box Theater

Please find the detailed program here.

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


Event Details

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


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.

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

Event Details

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

29May15:00- 15:50Murder Goes to College: Representations of the campus in the American campus novel15:00 - 15:50


Event Details

A presentation by
Evangelia Kyriakidou, PhD
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

When: Monday, May 29, 15:00 – 15:50

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Organized by: Faculty Research Seminars 2016-17 Series

Evangelia Kyriakidou, PhD
Part-Time Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Writing Program

Ptychion, University of Athens; MA in Literature, Culture and Ideology, University of Athens; PhD Candidate, University of Athens.

Evangelia Kyriakidou joined the Deree Faculty in 2014. She obtained her Ptychion from the University of Athens, Department of English Literature in 2005. She then pursued her studies on an IKY Scholarship (State Scholarship Foundation) getting an MA Degree in Literature, Culture and Ideology (2005-2007) from the Department of English Literature, School of Philosophy, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on “Space in the American Campus Novel.” Her research interests are spatial politics, space, and identity formation in American Literature.

She currently teaches three courses in the Writing Program: Introduction to Academic Writing, Academic Writing, and Academic Writing and Research. She annually attends several workshops and conferences to keep up to date with issues of effective classroom management, pedagogy, and academic writing.


Evangelia Kyriakidou

Unhomely Maneuvers: Murder in the American Campus

Much has been written about the campus novel as a literary subgenre. Critics have mainly focused on campus novels as vehicles of social satire directed toward academia. However, in my presentation I will examine Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, focusing on the function of the campus as an uncanny, domestic space which, though “home” for students and faculty alike, does not always offer domestic security. In the current presentation, I will be looking into The Secret History, Tartt’s best-selling novel from 1992, analyzing how the domesticated campus, a place of knowledge and civilization can suddenly turn into a place where primitive instincts find vend thus unsettling a whole system of values. In The Secret History, as in other campus mystery novels, we find murder in the midst of a perfectly civilized and domesticated campus and that is when the ‘homely’ campus space becomes ‘unhomely’ and uncanny. In this presentation, I will attempt to unravel the intricacies of university spaces as both setting the rules of domesticity, and challenging them at the same time.


9Jun - 11Jun 900:00Jun 11Deree Open Fest00:00 - 00:00 (11)


Event Details

Grab a friend and take a look inside!

When: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11

Where: Deree Campus

Organized by: Deree – The American College of Greece

Open to the public / Free weekend entrance

For more information contact +30 210 600 9800 ext. 1370 and 1375.

A festival open to Deree students, faculty, alumni, and the Athenian crowd. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy a multi-themed event, featuring a 60s prom party organized by six d.o.g.s., the Meet Market, a Tech Fair with the hottest names and the latest trends in technology and innovation, as well as cooking demos, wellness sessions, a tennis tournament, escape rooms, and more! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome (to) the first Deree Open Fest!

9Jun - 11Jun 918:00Jun 112nd ACG Tennis Tournament18:00 - 18:00 (11)


Event Details

When: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 18:00

Where: Deree Tennis Courts

Organized by: Deree Office of Athletics

The tournament is open to all ACG faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as Deree students. There is a €15 participation fee, with all proceeds going to the Pierce Tennis Scholarship Program.

The champion will be awarded a tennis racket, and all participants can take part in a lottery for the chance to win various gifts!

For more information and to register, please contact Dr. Simos Siomopoulos at

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 26

13Jun19:0022nd Annual Kimon Friar Lecture by Richard Ford19:00


Event Details

“Some Thoughts About Memoir”

When: Tuesday, June 13, 19:00

Where: Multipurpose Hall, The Friends of Music Society, Megaron – Athens Concert Hall
(Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali Street, Athens)

Organized by: The American College of Greece and the Attica Foundation in collaboration with Patakis Publishers

Open to the public / Free admission

For more information contact +30 210 600 9800 ext. 1456,

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He is the author of eleven books of fiction, including the New York Times best-selling novels Independence Day and Canada. He is also an essayist and writes frequently for newspapers across Europe. His work has been translated into 28 languages and has won numerous international awards, including the Prix Femina in France, The Princess of Asturias Prize in Spain, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the United States. He is Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University in New York City. He lives with his wife Kristina Ford in East Boothbay, Maine, in the United States.

Introduction by Dr. Haris Vlavianos, poet, translator and professor of History at Deree – The American College of Greece.