March, 2018

201822Mar18:30Bridges of Cooperation. The Marshall Plan and Greece.18:30

Event Details

On the occasion of the latest book of Alexandros Costopoulos
“Bridges of Cooperation. The Marshall Plan and Greece” (Ikaros Publications)

Vassilis Antoniades – Senior Partner and Managing Director, Τhe Boston Consulting Group, Greece
Alexandros Costopoulos – CEO; FORESIGHT Strategy and Communications, Founder; Repower Greece
Georgios K. Filis – PhD, Adjunct Professor, International Business Department, Associate Member, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, Deree – The American College of Greece
Niki Tzavela – Member of the European Parliament (2009-2014); Dean’s Council, Harvard Kennedy School (1998-2009)

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

When: Thursday, March 22, 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

Vassilis Antoniades

Vassilis Antoniades is Senior Partner and Managing Director with the Athens office of The BCG. Mr. Antoniades joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2003. He is the regional leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions practice in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa. He is also a core member of BCG’s People and Organization and Corporate Development practices. He focuses on retail and wholesale banking, is a topic expert in risk management, and is actively involved in recruiting, peer career development, and marketing.

Vassilis has participated in building up BCG in Greece since early 2003 and has led a number of key assignments in the region.

Before joining BCG, Vassilis was a financial analyst with Merrill Lynch in New York, engaging in IPO and M&A activity in North America. He is a board member of the Bodossaki Foundation, The Harvard Business School Club of Greece and the Board of Advisors of Athens School of Business and Economics.


Alexandros Costopoulos

Alexandros Costopoulos is a communications strategist, renowned speaker and seasoned contributor to leading international and Greek media on communications, credibility, soft skills and U.S. relations.

Founder and CEO of FORESIGHT Communications, Alex has collaborated with distinguished individuals and prominent organizations from the political, academic and business spheres in the United States, Greece and the broader southeast European region, providing critical insight and developing bespoke results driven strategies and tactics related to public affairs, reputation management, public diplomacy, civil society engagement and American affairs.

He is an elected member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American‐Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Director for Greece of American Citizens Abroad and co‐founder of the Institute for Regional Dialogue and Strategy.

He has written various social and political opinion editorials for top newspapers and magazines in Greece and has spoken extensively on the importance of cooperation and smart power, while he published two books, “Bridges of Cooperation‐Marshall Plan and Greece” in 2008 and “Bridges of Liberty ‐ American Philhellenism in the 18th and 19th Centuries” in 2009.

On December 2011 he founded RepowerGreece, an international grassroots public diplomacy initiative that seeks to empower a new way of thinking in facing emerging challenges and redefine Greece by confronting misconceptions that abound.


Niki Tzavela

Niki Tzavela is a Greek politician who served as Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014. While in the European Parliament, she was Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the United States of America, coordinator in the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy and a Member of the Delegation for EU-Israel relations. She has also been a MP with the New Democracy Party serving from 1994 to 1996. She also served as Vice-Chair of the Kokkalis Foundation, an NGO based in Greece with a mission to promote cooperation and educational initiatives in Southeastern Europe, East Mediterranean and the Middle East (1996 – 2009). She ran the Kokkalis Foundation Program for Southeastern Europe at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government for 12 years, serving at the same time on the HKS Dean’s Council. Niki has held numerous posts in the private sector such as Executive Director for International Development of the Antenna TV Group S.A (2007-2009) and Vice President of BoD of INTRACOM S.A. Hellenic Telecommunications and Electronics Industry (2000-2007). Niki Tzavela attained her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC and her Master’s in Labour Economics from Leeds Technical University.


Georgios K. Filis

Dr. Georgios K. Filis is an Adjunct Professor in the International Business Department of Deree – The American College of Greece, where he teaches interdisciplinary courses in the fields of European Political and Economic Affairs, and International Business. He is a visiting lecturer in various Greek military colleges, a contributing expert at the international consultancy organization Wikistrat, and director of AEGIS Publishing, which operates the news portal “”. He also serves as a scientific and policy advisor on related issues at top political levels.

Dr. Filis holds a PhD in International Relations and Geopolitical Analysis, and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Durham (UK), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Deree. His research interests and published works focus on: geopolitical theory and analysis, geoeconomics and international entrepreneurship, energy security, and the broader developments on the Black Sea-Straits-Aegean-Eastern Mediterranean maritime axis.

Dr. Filis can be reached at [email protected]