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202104Feb17:0018:30The role of Diplomacy in Economic Development17:00 - 18:30

Event Details

Organized by

ACG Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity in collaboration with the ACG Institute of Global Affairs

 

When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 17:00 – 18:30

Where: Panel discussion and Q&A livestreamed from ACG Events Hall.
Free and open to the public (online). You may register here.

 

About the event

Politics and economics are inextricably tied together vis-à-vis diplomacy. Diplomats and heads of mission have a dual role in supporting political as well as other priorities of their home countries, i.e. economic and cultural.

This event aims to understand the role of diplomacy in economics through specific examples gained through conversations with and between heads of mission, public sector officials, and industry. Whereas our key target group is students and our focus their education, the event is open to the public, in particular to an audience including corporations, organizations, government and foreign missions.

The panel discussion will feature the Ambassadors of Sweden, Korea and Canada, who will share their unique perspectives on economic diplomacy covering vantage points from Europe, Asia, and North America. Companies from Sweden, Korea and Canada have a significant presence in key economic sectors in Greece such as technology, shipping, mining, automotive, financial services, and governments play a dynamic role in supporting and promoting the activities of companies under their flag. This interplay between economics and diplomacy will be highlighted through the experiences of the three featured countries. 

About ACG 150

In view of its 150th anniversary in 2025, The American College of Greece has launched ACG 150, a visionary strategic plan to leverage educational programs for economic and social impact, as well as to consolidate, support and expand ACG’s activities in performing research, creating technology and fostering innovation. To accomplish these goals, the ACG 150 plan has established Greece’s first Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity (IHGP), which houses the Center of Excellence in Tourism & Leisure,  the Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping & Transportation, and the Research, Technology & Innovation Network (RTIN), and which complements the new Institute of Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts (IHCLA).

As the Greek economy struggles to overcome both a global pandemic and a continuing economic downturn, now more than a decade old, The American College of Greece has embarked on a set of initiatives designed to promote economic recovery. As a leading academic institution spanning three educational divisions, ACG will therefore be engaging in focused research and related projects and in creating new academic programs and initiatives that address the continuously changing landscape of the Greek and the global economies. The ACG 150 initiatives bring together the academic, private and public sectors to ignite innovation and spur growth, empowering ACG to continue to cultivate the necessary soft and hard skills for our students—the leaders of tomorrow—equipping them as effective agents of change.

 

Keynote speaker

The Hon. Kostas Fragkogiannis
Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness
Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Panelists

H.E. Charlotte Sammelin
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Hellenic Republic

H.E. Soosuk Lim
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Hellenic Republic

H.E. Mark Allen
Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic

 

Moderator

Dr. Michalis Psalidopoulos
Chair of the Advisory Board
Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity
The American College of Greece

 

Speakers’ Bio

Kostas FragogiannisThe Hon. Kostas Fragkogiannis
Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness
Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kostas Fragogiannis was born in 1959, in Kavala, where he completed his basic education. After graduating from the British Institute of Marketing (HND), he continued his studies in the U.S., earning a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in International Management & Computer Systems from the University of San Francisco.

For over 30 years, he has held senior executive positions in major companies and groups, such as Emporiki Bank, Interbank, Delta, the Vasilakis Group, Ant1, the Viohalco Group, Vivartia, and the Chipita Group, where he was also a founding member of the Group’s international operations 24 years ago. Before assuming his duties as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, he was the Development Manager of the Chipita Group, contributing significantly to the further growth and development of the Group’s international operations.

Having successfully handled development projects worth hundreds of millions of euros throughout the world, he has gained invaluable experience in negotiating with organizations in countries where he has overseen investments.  Through his role in the development and internationalization of companies, he has contributed to the creation of thousands of jobs, while also creating considerable added value in each country where he has been active. He has led a total of 18 productive investment projects in 16 countries, 9 investment consortiums, 5 buyouts and, finally, the founding of multiple commercial enterprises in dozens of countries.

Through his many years of international experience, he has gained a full and up-to-date perspective on what is required to effectively attract foreign investments and to promote exports and growth in the international economy.

Charlotte SammelinH.E. Charlotte Sammelin
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Hellenic Republic

Charlotte Sammelin is serving since September 2017 as the Ambassador of Sweden to Greece. During her career at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs she has focused on particularly European Union policies and economic issues ranging from EU foreign policy, neighbourhood, accession negotiations, trade, the EU internal market and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. Prior to arriving to Athens she was Deputy Director General at the Department for International Trade and EU Internal Market at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm during 2015-1017. Before that Ambassador Sammelin worked for 12 years in Brussels in various positions, such as Advisor in the Support Group for Ukraine in the European Commission (DG Near), Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy and in the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU. She has also served at the Swedish Embassy in Madrid. Before joining the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs she worked as an economist at the OECD in Paris on territorial development and agriculture. Ambassador Sammelin holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science, European Law and Economics from the Ludwig Maximilian Universität in Munich, Germany.

Soosuk LIMH.E. Soosuk Lim
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Hellenic Republic

Mr. Lim was appointed as Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic in May 2018.  He is also accredited as Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus and Republic of Albania. He is a career diplomat who joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991.  He has previously served overseas as Counsellor in the Korean Mission to Kingdom of Belgium and to the European Union; First Secretary in the United Kingdom; and Second Secretary in the Russian Federation.  In Seoul he has served as Deputy Director General and then Director General for European Affairs;  Director-General of Foreign Affairs and Security, Presidential Council for Future & Vision; Director of Inter-Korean Economic Relations in the Ministry of Strategy and Finance; and Director of Eurasia in the Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Lim holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Connecticut, U.S.A and BA in English literature from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Mark AllenH.E. Mark Allen
Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic

Mark Allen (BA Hons [Political Science and French], University of Western Ontario, 1993; PhD [International Relations], University of Cambridge, 1997) was Executive Director of Human Rights and Indigenous Affairs at Global Affairs Canada (the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) between 2015 and 2018. Prior to that, he was Canada’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal and, between 2007 and 2011, Director of International Relations at the Department of Transport. As a Canadian Foreign Service officer, he has served in Rwanda and the United Kingdom and has advised on Canada’s relations with the Middle East. He began his public service career as an officer at the Canadian International Development Agency.

Mixalis PsalidopoulosDr. Michalis Psalidopoulos
Chair of the Advisory Board
Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity
The American College of Greece

Michalis Psalidopoulos is Chief Consultant and Chair of the Advisory Board, Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity, American College of Greece (ACG) and Professor at Deree ACG. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece.  He was holder of the Constantine Karamanlis Chair for Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University (2010-2014) and Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (2015-2020).

His latest book “The loans of Greece: 200 years of growth and crises” (Athens, Papadopoulos, in Greek) came out in 2019.

 

For more information, please contact College Events-Office of Public Affairs, [email protected] or 210-6009800, ext. 1570 or 1370.

202015Oct14:3015:30US Elections: What is at Stake for the US and the World14:30 - 15:30

Event Details

A hybrid interactive dialogue

 

Speakers

Dr. Haris Vlavianos

Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece 

Dr. Harry Papasotiriou

Chairman of the Institute of International Relations, Panteion University

 

Organized by

Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece &
Institute of International Relations, Panteion University

With the support of

Deree International Relations and European Affairs Society & Deree Student Association

 

When: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 14:30 – 15:30
Where:
ACG Events Hall – The American College of Greece & online

 

In-person event for a limited number of first-come, first-served attendees. To secure a seat, please register here.

You may join the event online (Zoom webinar) here.

Free and open to the public.

 

Speakers’ Bio

Haris Vlavianos

Haris Vlavianos is Professor of History, History of Ideas and Political Theory at the American College of Greece. He is also a well-known contemporary Greek poet, critic, translator and editor.

His doctoral thesis entitled, Greece 1941-1949: From Resistance to Civil War was published by Macmillan (1992) and won the “Fafalios Prize”.

Haris Vlavianos holds a BSc, Economics and Philosophy, University of Bristol and a MPhil and DPhil in Politics and History, University of Oxford (Trinity College, Oxford).

He has published numerous articles on contemporary Greek history and politics and ten collections of poetry, the most recent being Vacation in Reality (2009) [won the “Diavazo” Poetry Prize] and Sonnets of Despair (2011) [short-listed for the National Poetry Prize]. He has also published a collection of thoughts and aphorisms on poetry and language and poetics.

He is the editor of the literary Greek journal Ποιητική (Poetics), considered to be the most prestigious literary journal in Greece. His poetry has been translated into German, Dutch, Italina, Spanish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Albanian and Croatian, and has appeared in numerous European and American journals and anthologies.

For his contribution in promoting Italian literature in Greece, through his translations and essays, the President of the Italian Republic bestowed upon him the title of “Cavaliere of the Arts and Letters”.

Harry Papasotiriou

Professor Harry Papasotiriou is Chairman of the Department of International, European and Area Studies at Panteion University and Director of the Institute of International Relations, Athens, Greece.

He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and got an MA and a Ph.D. (1992) from Stanford’s Political Science Department.

He is co-author of America Since 1945: The American Moment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, second edition 2010) and has published books and articles on the Balkans since the end of the Cold War, the War of Greek Independence, Byzantine grand strategy, American politics and foreign policy, the role of the diaspora in Greek foreign policy and international politics in the twenty-first century.

 

For more information, please contact College Events-Office of Public Affairs, [email protected]

202008Oct18:0020:00The Eastern Mediterranean at crossroads18:00 - 20:00

Event Details

A Masterclass by Dr. Constantinos Filis, Executive Director – Institute of International Relations, Panteion University

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 18:00 – 20:00
Where:
7th Level Auditorium

A free of charge session exclusively offered to ACG students, faculty and staff

In-person event for a limited number of first-come, first-served attendees. To secure a seat, please register here.

You may join the event online (MS Teams) here.

 

Abstract

In the wake of the recent escalation of tensions in the region, the main security challenges (migration flows, economic stagnation) and threats (jihadist terrorism, dysfunctional states) will be examined, as well as the prospects (energy as a potential catalyst) of the region.

Given the fluid situation and the conflicting environment at the three levels (global, regional, community), the Eastern Mediterranean has become one of the focal points of global interest, with powerful actors from outside the region competing for influence and footholds, regional powers attempting to exploit the power vacuum left by the (partial) shift of U.S. attention away from the region, and the EU trying to mitigate the impact of regional powers on its interests.

Where does Greece stand on this? What is the agenda of the key players, and what factors will determine whether the situation stabilizes or destabilizes?

 

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Constantinos Filis, Executive Director – Institute of International Relations, Panteion University

Executive Director at the Institute of International Relations, Panteion University, Athens.

Elected in November 2007 and served for two years as Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford University and as Research Fellow at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), Oxford University.

Between December 2013 and January 2015, he served as Chairman of Project Management Group at the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

From mid-2013 to early 2015 he was Member of the Committee of the Center for Security Studies, which examined the threat of forms of radicalism to national security.

He has conducted a number of studies and advised international and Greek corporations.

He lectures at the Hellenic Naval Staff and Command College, at the Hellenic National Defense College and at the Police Academy.  He is also teaching in post-graduate degrees, as well as at the Open University of the Book Arcade.

He is currently member of the BoD of Piraeus Asset Management, the Greek-Turkish Forum, The Institute of Energy for South-East Europe, The Foundation for Thracean Art and Tradition and the board of the Delphi Economic Forum. He is also Director of the International Olympic Truce Centre and energy and geoeconomics advisor to the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association.

His most recent books are “Refugees, Europe, Insecurity”, “Turkey, Islam, Erdogan”, “A Closer Look at Russia and its Influence in the World” and “Greece in its neighbourhood”.

202001Jul17:0018:30Webinar: The Eastern Mediterranean is not doomed to instability17:00 - 18:30

Event Details

When:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 17:00 – 18:30 (EET-Athens)

Organized by:
The Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece (IGA)
and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

 

What are the key-issues characterizing the post-pandemic security landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean? What are the strategies adopted by state actors and international organizations for managing the various security challenges in the region? What would it take for cooperation and stability to be promoted in the Eastern Mediterranean?

 

Speakers:

Fulvio Attinà, Professor, University of Catania

Christian Berger, Head, EU Delegation to Turkey

Daniela Huber, Head of the Mediterranean and Middle East Programme;
Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

Günter Seufert, Head, Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS),
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Berlin

 

Moderated by

Nektaria Stamouli,
Correspondent in Greece, Politico/ Foreign Affairs Reporter, AΜNA

 

Opening Remarks:

Panayotis Tsakonas, Professor, University of Athens; Head, Security Programme, ELIAMEP

Haris Vlavianos, Professor of History; Director, Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece

 

The event will be held in English.

 

You may submit your questions prior and during the live discussion

at [email protected].

 

202019May(May 19)17:0020(May 20)18:30Two-day Webinar: Problems and Prospects for Cooperation and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean17:00 - 18:30 (20)

Event Details

Due to technical issues, the two-day ELIAMEP- IGA webinar on “Problems and Prospects for Cooperation and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean” is postponed. The new dates will be announced soon.

If you have already registered, you will also receive a personal notification.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Organized by:

The Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece

and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ΕLIAMEP)

 

This two-day webinar follows the postponement of the 1st Global Politics Summer Academy, which would take place in Athens by the Institute of Global Affairs of the American College of Greece and ELIAMEP, due to Covid-19.

On the first day of the webinar, a panel of distinguished academics and policy experts from Europe and the region will discuss the key issues characterizing the post-pandemic security landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean, the strategies adopted by state actors and international organizations for managing the migration challenge, the role of Greece as a “pivot to stability” and the prospects for cooperation in the region.

On the second day, the “Ambassadors Forum”, a panel dedicated to a discussion among the Ambassador of the United States, the Ambassador of Israel, the Ambassador of Cyprus and a high-level representative of the Greek Diplomatic Corps, on the “Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean” and the region’s role in becoming a catalyst for cooperation and stability, will take place.

The webinar would be of interest to Embassy officials, policy practitioners, representatives of military academies, NGOs and/or media and undergraduate and graduate students of public and private universities.

 

The webinar agenda is available here

Register here