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American Studies Seminar

70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan in Greece

When: Monday, May 8 – Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 17:30–21:00

Where: Alba Graduate Business School

Co-organized by: US Embassy Athens, Institute of International Relations (IDIS), The American College of Greece

 

Monday, May 8 – The Marshall Plan and its Meaning for US Foreign Policy

17:30 – 18:00 Registration

18:00 – 18:20 Opening Remarks

By Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US Ambassador to Greece, and Dr. David G. Horner, President of The American College of Greece

18:20 – 18:50 “George C. Marshall, Harry Truman, and the Crafting of the Marshall Plan”

By keynote speaker Edward Lengel Chief Historian, The White House Historical Association; Special Advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center Presidential Library Foundation

18:50 – 19:10 Q&A Session

19:10 – 19:30 Break

19:30 – 21:00 Panel Discussion

Chair/Moderator: Haralambos Papasotiriou
Professor of Strategic Studies, Department of International, European and Area Studies at Panteion University; Director of the Institute of International Relations

Georgios K. Filis
Adjunct Professor, Department of International Business, School of Business at Deree – The American College of Greece
Dimitris Keridis
Associate Professor of International Politics, Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University
Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR)

 

Tuesday, May 9 – The Marshall Plan in Greece and Europe

17:30 – 17:45 Registration

17:45 – 18:30 “Rebuilding a Divided Continent: How the Marshall Plan worked in Greece and Europe”

By keynote speaker Edward Lengel
Chief Historian, The White House Historical Association; Special Advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center Presidential Library Foundation

18:30 – 18:45 Q&A Session

18:45 – 19:00 Break

19:00 – 21:00 Panel Discussion

Chair/Moderator: Haralambos Papasotiriou

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
Associate Professor of Post-War History, Department of History, University of Athens

Konstantina E. Botsiou
Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese

Eleni Beneki

Head of Historical Archives Department, Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation

Nicholas Pirounakis
Professor of Economics, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Deree – The American College of Greece

Yorgos Stassinopoulos
Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of International, European, and Area Studies, Panteion University

 

Wednesday, May 10 – The Marshall Plan and its Impact Today

17:30 – 17:45 Registration

17:45 – 18:30 “Legacies of the Marshall Plan”

By keynote speaker Edward Lengel
Chief Historian, The White House Historical Association; Special Advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center Presidential Library Foundation

18:30 – 18:45 Q&A Session

18:45 – 19:00 Break

19:00 – 19:30 Blueprint for Progress (1965)
A documentary on the Marshall Plan from the historical archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation
Introductory Comments by Eleni Beneki
Head of Historical Archives Department, Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation

19:30 – 20:00 Discussion

Chair/Moderator: Haralambos Papasotiriou

Ilias Iliopoulos
Adjunct Professor of Maritime History, Deree – The American College of Greece
Eleftheria Daleziou
Reference Archivist/Historian, Gennadius Library Archives, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

20:00 – 20:05 Closing remarks
By Haralambos Papasotiriou

20:10 – 21:00 Certificates and Cocktail Reception