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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

202011Feb14:0015:30ΝΑΤΟ at 70 | Recalibrating the Atlantic Alliance to Confront a World in FluxLimited parking14:00 - 15:30

Event Details

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 14:00 – 15:30
Where: John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall

The ACG Institute of Global Affairs cordially invites you to an event on

ΝΑΤΟ at 70
Recalibrating the Atlantic Alliance to Confront a World in Flux 

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

John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
14:00 – 15:30

In collaboration with
International Relations and European Affairs Program

The event will be conducted in English

ACG is a smoke-free campus


Speakers’ bios

Alkiviadis Stefanis
Deputy Minister of  National Defence

Alkiviadis Stefanis was born on October 7, 1959, in Athens and comes from Agiasos, Mytilene.

He is General (ret.) Honorary Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff.

As a graduate from the Hellenic Military Academy (Evelpidon), he has attended all required Armor Officer Training Courses, as well as the US Army Armored Advanced Course (Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky).

He graduated from the Supreme War College, National Defence College and the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC, US, from where he gained a MSc in National Security Strategy.

During his career, among other positions, he served as a Commander at the 98th National Guard Tank Battalion (1998 – 2000­), Aide-de-Camp to the President of the Hellenic Republic during the Presidency of Kostis Stefanopoulos (2000 – 2002), Commanding General to the XXIII Armoured Brigade (2011 – 2012), Director of the D’ Branch of the Hellenic Army General Staff (2012 – 2014), Commanding General of the 95th Higher National Guard Battalions Command (2014 – 2015), Commanding General of C Army Corps/NRDC-GR (2016 – 2017) and Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff (2017 – 2019).

Ioannis-Alexios Zeppos
Ambassador

Ambassador Yannis-Alexis Zepos was born in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Department of Law and Economic Sciences of the University of Athens.

In November 1974, he entered the Greek Diplomatic Service and served initially as Attaché of Embassy, at the Western European Political Affairs Directorate and, later on, at the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Republic.

During his career, he served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Department for Western European Political Affairs (1980 – 1982), and at the Department for Balkan, Central and Eastern European Political Affairs, including the then U.S.S.R. (1990 – 1992). He later on served as Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004). Abroad, he served in diplomatic Missions, in Portugal, Egypt, Spain, US, Belgium, and India. •  In October 2009, he was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a position he held until July 2012. •       Also, in 2009 he became a member of the “Group of Experts” with Madeleine Albright, to draft the new Strategic Concept of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO)

Ambassador Zepos was awarded the Grand Cross of the Greek Order of the Phoenix and has received decorations from Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Spain, France, the Netherlands and the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of the “Citizens Movement for an Open Society” and a Special Advisor of the “ELIAMEP” think tank. He is also a member of “The Friends of Music Society” of the Athens Megaron and of the “Parnassos” Literary Club. He has published a book under the title “A Diplomatic Journey”, as well as a number of articles relating to foreign policy and other issues in newspapers and magazines.

He speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Thrasyvoulos (Terry) Stamatopoulos
Ambassador

Ambassador Stamatopoulos has a Bsc in International Relations from the London School of Economics in the UK, a Masters in the same field from McGill University in Canada, and a Masters in Communication from Georgia State University in the USA.

He entered the Greek Foreign Service in 1979 and has a distinguished record of public service.

Gaining considerable experience in European Union matters, he served as Head of the External Affairs Section of the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union where he was intimately involved, inter alia, in the development of EU policy for the Western Balkans and of the instruments of EU foreign and security policy, especially the Political and Security Committee and the Office of the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy. He later served as Director General for European Union Affairs at the Foreign Ministry in Athens and as personal representative of the Prime Minister for the Lisbon Treaty negotiations.

He has also served as Consul in Atlanta, as Consul General in Alexandria, and as Ambassador to Bulgaria.

Ambassador Stamatopoulos also has extensive NATO experience, having served as Minister Plenipotentiary in the Greek Delegation to NATO from 2000 to 2004, and as Greece’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council from 2007 to 2012. He was particularly closely involved in the negotiations for the current Strategic Concept and in the development of NATO’s partnership policy.

Ambassador Stamatopoulos was NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy from August 2013 until September 2016. Among his responsibilities were the conduct of the Alliance’s political and security relations, including the adjustment of policy towards Russia following the occupation of Crimea, of relations between NATO and its other 43 partners in North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia, the institution of closer cooperation with the UN and especially with the EU, and the chairing of important negotiations such as those for the Wales and the Warsaw Summit Declarations.

Moderator

Dr Papadopoulos studied economics at the University of Sussex, England, obtaining his doctorate in 1984. He began his professional life as a career diplomat, and for many years specialized in EU affairs. In 1997-8, he spent a year at Harvard University as a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.  He subsequently moved to the banking industry and Eurobank EFG where he worked for 13 years as Advisor on European and Economic Affairs. In 2010-2012 he was Secretary-General for International Economic Relations & Development Cooperation at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Greece’s economic relations with the rest of the world, as well as trade and investment promotion.

Since Sept. 2015, Dr Papadopoulos has been teaching the following courses at Deree: Business in the EU, International Business, Business Negotiation, Diplomacy and Modern European History & Politics.

His research interests include European integration, EMU, Greek-Turkish relations and the economic crisis in Greece and Europe.

Dr Papadopoulos is a member of the Academic Board of the College’s Institute of Global Affairs.