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100 years after birth and one year after his death – Konstantinos Mitsotakis and the Open Society

Dimitris Dimitrakos
Professor Emeritus, Political Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Nikos Marantzidis
Professor of political science in the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), Visiting professor at Charles University in Prague

Moderator
Dr. Andreas Andrianopoulos
Director, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

When: Thursday, May 24 18:30

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs

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


Nikos Marantzidis is professor of political science in the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki) and visiting professor at Charles University in Prague. He has also a cooperation with Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. His main scientific interestes are electoral analysis and comparative politics.

Dimitris Dimitrakos is a Greek philosopher, currently Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Athens. He originally studied economics at theLondon School of Economics), taking part in seminars given there by Karl Popper, before obtaining a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy at the University of Paris with a thesis on Antonio Gramsci. Since then he has taught at the Universities of Paris, Reims, Thessaly and Athens and as a visiting professor at the LSE. His work covers many areas of epistemology, political philosophy and social theory which include Karl Popper’s philosophy of science and society, analytical aspects of Marxism, the role of rationalism and liberalism in social and political theory as well as individual rights and democratic theory. He has also written extensively on civil society, nationalism and current political problems. His research interests focus on economic theory, liberalism and the epistemology of social sciences. In July 2002, he was a speaker at the Karl Popper centenary conference held in Vienna. He is currently President of the “Open Society”, an association for the promotion of principles of democracy, liberalism, the rule of law, human rights and civil society in Greece.