New Trends in Global Affairs

An 8-hour seminar, delivered by Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs Director Dr. Andreas Andrianopoulos.

When: Every other Wednesday from April 25 to June 6, 2018 (April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6) 18:00-20:00

Where: Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs’ building, 17B Ipitou Street, Plaka.


The purpose of the seminar is to acquaint the participants with events that shake contemporary societies delineating a turbulent future. It is useful for new professionals who enter the new era unaware of the dangers surrounding our daily lives. By knowing how things work and evolve in Europe and in the world are better equipped to deal with daily challenges and crucial decisions.

No deals today can realistically materialize without thorough political risk analysis which of course presupposes knowledge and in depth understanding.

Seminar Structure

Week 1 (April 25, 2018) – The Rise of Populism

The dynamics of today’s politics are characterized by the emergence of a new political force – populism. Ideologies, political trends and unorthodox attitudes dominate the political debate in the West emanating from ideas refuting “political correctness” and mainstream political ideas.

Week 2 (May 9, 2018) – The Political Implosion of Europe

Europe is in the middle of serious political upheavals changing the political map and establishing a novel political architecture. Economic developments (bailout deals) and the inflow of immigrants has transformed the course of events in Europe to a different direction.

Week 3 (May 23, 2018) – The Death of Social Democracy

Events in Europe (namely, elections in Holland, France, Germany, the Check Republic and Austria) have changed the political landscape signaling  the withdrawal of Social Democratic preeminence and the emergence of coalitions predicating changes in the overall outlook in the fields of economic and foreign policy.

Week 4 (June 6, 2018) – The Return of the City –State

One of the important aspects of new developments is the rise of localism, the wavering of identity politics and the return of aspirations for autonomy for large and important urban centers. City vs countryside appears to be a new feature which may dominate ideas, aspirations and policies in the coming days.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance from the Deree School of Graduate & Professional Education will be awarded to participants.

Tuition and fees

Seminar Fee: 100 Euros

A 10% discount is available for members of the ACG community.

Andreas Andrianopoulos, PhD

Director, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs, Deree – The American College of Greece

Born in 1946 in Piraeus Greece, in a family of politicians and founders of the most popular Greek football team (Olympiakos FC). He was educated at Athens College, and in the Schools of Political Science in Athens, Kent (UK), Cambridge and Oxford. He studied also Economics and Issues of Peace Research at the University of Oslo. He holds also a Diploma on Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He lectured at various Schools in the USA and England (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Wisconcin at Madison, George Washington) and he was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. In 1998-99 he was Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. He holds two honorary PH.D. degrees and he was Professor of Public Policy at the American College of Greece.

He has been elected 9 times member of the Greek Parliament and he has served as Minister of Culture, Trade, Industry, Energy, Technology and Mass Communications. He has also been elected Mayor of the City of Piraeus.

He has contributed articles to numerous Greek and international journals and newspapers and has written books on Islam, Economic and Political Liberalization and Energy Security.

He lead a team of international consultants in advising the government of the Russian Federation, under the auspices of the EU, on free competition and the advocacy of liberal market reforms. He also returned as a South East European Project Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington working on the topic of Russian Energy Diplomacy.

He is now the Director of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs of the American College of Greece (Deree College) which is situated in the district of Plaka in Athens, Greece. He is also teaching Effective Communication Campaigns and Risk Analysis at the University of Kaliningrad (former Koningsberg) and The Crisis in Europe at MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations)  in the Russian Federation.

He is also the author of historical novels on Greek, Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

To reserve your place, please print, fill out the registration form and e-mail it to [email protected]. For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1332 or email [email protected].