2019 – 2020
Event titleΝΑΤΟ at 70: Recalibrating the Atlantic Alliance to Confront a World in Flux Welcome remarks: Claudia Carydis, Vice-President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece Keynote speaker: Deputy Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, Honorary Chief of Hellenic Army Panelists: Ambassador (Retd.) Ioannis-Alexios Zepos, former Secretary-General of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Permanent Representative of Greece to NATO, Ambassador (Retd.) Thrasyvoulos (Terry) Stamatopoulos, former NATO Assistant Secretary- General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, former Permanent Representative of Greece to NATO Moderated by: Dr Constantine A. Papadopoulos, Adjunct Professor, Department of Management & International Business, Deree – The American College of Greece In collaboration with: International Relations and European Affairs Program Venue: JSB Library – Events Hall Date: February 11, 2020
Event titleAmerican Studies Seminar 2019, The Threats to Democracy from the Spreading of Disinformation: The Impact on International Affairs, Politics, and Public Opinion Welcome remarks: Ms. Claudia Carydis, VP Public Affairs, The American College of Greece, Ms. Anastasia Gkika, General Secretary of Primary, Secondary Education and Special Education, Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, Ms. Cynthia Harvey, Public Affairs Counselor- US Embassy in Athens, Haris Vlavianos, Director, ACG Institute of Global Affairs, and Haralambos Papasotiriou, Director, Institute of International Relations, Panteion University. Keynote speech: “Fake News – Real Consequences: The Rise of News Avoidance” by Ms. Stephanie Edgerly, Associate Professor and Media Expert at Northwestern University. Panel 1: “The Long History of Disinformation: Historical Roots” Speakers: Maria Alvanou, Criminologist-PVE/CVE Expert, Tutor-Criminology Department, University of Essex Online, Christof Gassenschmidt, Professor of History, Deree - The American College of Greece, Haralambos Papasotiriou, Professor of Strategic Studies, Department of International, European, and Area Studies, Panteion University; Director, Institute of International Relation, and Haris Vlavianos, Professor of History, Deree - The American College of Greece Moderated by: Prof. Haris Vlavianos Panel 2: “Disinformation Networks: How does Technology Affect the Spreading of Disinformation?” Speakers: Gregory Katsas, Professor of Sociology, Deree - The American College of Greece, Konstantinos Lambropoulos, Senior Expert on International Strategy and Security; and Associated Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Andrew Liaropoulos, Assistant Professor of International Relations & Strategic Studies, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Nikos Papanastasopoulos, PhD, Political Science and International Politics, Institute of International Relations, and Betty Tsakarestou, Associate Professor & Head of Advertising and Public Relations Lab, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University Moderated by: Prof. Haralambos Papasotiriou Panel 3: “Disinformation and the Self: How can the Political System and the Citizens Protect Themselves from Disinformation?” Speakers: Stephanie Edgerly, Associate Professor and Media Expert, Northwestern University, Georgia Lagoumitzi, Professor of Sociology, Deree - The American College of Greece, Daniel Mc Cormac, Professor of Communication, Head of the Department of Communication, Deree - The American College of Greece, Dimitris Xenakis, Media Expert, Founder and Publisher of insidestory.gr Moderated by: Prof. Haris Vlavianos Venue: JSB Library, Upper Level Auditorium Date: November 14, 2019
Event titleEastern Mediterranean geopolitical and energy developments: the implications for regional and European security Welcome remarks: Ms.Claudia Carydis-Benopoulou, Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece and Dr. Thanos Dokos, Director-General, ELIAMEP Panel 1: The Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean Speakers: Dr.Theodore Tsakiris, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia, Research Fellow ELIAMEP, Mr. GabrielMitchell, Policy Fellow,MITVIM Institute, Israel, and Mr. Nicolo Sartori, Senior Fellow and Head of the Energy, Climate & Resources Program, IAI, Rome Moderated by: Prof. NikolaοsFarantouris, University of Piraeus, Chair, Legal Affairs, EUROGAS & DEPA Panel 2: Tripartite cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean: an early assessment and future prospects Speakers: H.E. Mr. Kyriakos A. Kenevezos, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Dr. Theodoros Theodorou, Ambassador, A6 Directorate for MENA, MFA, Athens, and H.E. Mr. Yossi Amrani, Ambassadorof Israelto the Hellenic Republic Moderated by: Mr. Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini, English edition Panel 3: The regional security environment: stability vs turbulence Speakers: Prof. Cengiz Aktar,Visiting Lecturer University of Athens, EKPA – Turkmas, Prof. Panayotis Tsakonas, University of Athens, and Prof. Angelos Syrigos, Panteion University, Member of the Greek Parliament Moderated by: Dr. Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor, University of Peloponnese Closing remarks: Dr. Thanos Dokos, Director-General, ELIAMEP and Dr. Haris Vlavianos, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece Venue: Office of the European Parliament, Athens, on September 16, 2019.
2018 – 2019