Do we all speak the same language in Europe?
When: Thursday, January 18, 13:30-15:00
Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level
Organized by: Deree – The American College of Greece, IDEA, To DIKTIO, B in EU, Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
In cooperation with the Office of Academic Affairs
Open to public
Mrs Anna Diamantopoulou
Mrs Anna Diamantopoulou, a Civil Engineer by training with graduate studies in Regional Development, has been a member of the Greek Parliament for 11 years. In 1999 she was appointed as European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (1999-2004). In 2009 she served as Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs until March of 2012, and consequently as the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping until May 2012. Mrs Diamantopoulou is active in European affairs. She is Presidium Member of the “Friends of Europe”, and a Steering Committee Member of “Notre Europe-Jaques Delors Institute”. She has served as a Fisher Family Fellow (2012) of the Harvard Kennedy School lecturing on European Affairs, and as a Distinguished Scholar at Singapore’s Lee Kuan School of Public Policy (2015).
Professor Christoforos Charalambakis
Professor Christophoros Charalambakis is the Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philology, Department of Linguistics. He is among the first head coordinator of Lingua and Erasmus programs in Greece. One of his papers, “Language Learning as A Key To Other Cultures” reflects what we are trying to achieve with the IDEA Project. He has been the Editor for the Dictionary of Modern Greek, Athens 2014 of the Academy of Athens.
Mr. Yannis Mastrogeorgiou
Mr. Mastrogeorgiou studied history, international relations and journalism and holds a post graduate degree in European studies. His experience includes working in the advertising industry and in political communication. He has served as the Communications Director of the Ministry of Education and Chief of staff of a Greek Member of Parliament. In his current capacity, he is leading the DIKTIO’s activities and authors studies on contemporary issues. Those include, the Refugee crisis, the Demographic problem of Greece, the Evolution of the EMU, the flat tax rate system. His most recent work deals with the 4th Industrial Revolution. In 2013, he has been selected as the German Marshall Fund Memorial Fellow for emerging leaders.
Dr. Evi Hatziandreou
A graduate of Athens Medical School holds a Doctoral Degree in Health Policy and Management & Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has served as a visiting Lecturer at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. She has worked in the United States, England, Sweden and Greece, in the public and private sector and non-profit organizations. She has served as an Advisor for R&D and innovation issues to the Minister of Education. Dr. Hatziandreou is the Scientific Advisor at DIKTIO, Network for Reform in Greece & Europe.
Dr. Constantine A. Papadopoulos
Dr. Constantine Papadopoulos is Adjunct Professor at Deree-The American College of Greece since 2015. Dr. Papadopoulos serves also as a member of Academic Advisory Board of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs (IDGA). He holds BA, MA and DPhil degrees in economics from the University of Sussex. He was a career diplomat for 12 years (1986-1998), then moved to the banking industry where he worked for 14 years (Eurobank EFG) as Advisor on European and Economic Affairs. He served as Secretary-General for International Economic Relations & Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010-2012). Dr Papadopoulos has published scholarly papers on the EU, EMU and Greek foreign policy. He is a Fellow of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Dr. Anna Visvizi
Dr. Anna Visvizi is Associate Professor at Deree-The American College of Greece, currently serving also as Coordinator of B-in-EU, i.e. Jean Monnet Module on the European Union and active EU citizenship for business students: an interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Visvizi is a member of Academic Advisory Board of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs (IDGA). She holds Ph.D. from the University of Warwick, UK. Dr. Visvizi is an experienced editor, consultant and policy-analyst. Her expertise covers political economy of regional integration (especially EU, CEE countries, V4 group, 16+1), international organizations (especially the OECD) and politics and policy of migration, innovation and smart cities. She has published widely on these topics.