February, 2018

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Event Details

Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

Stavros Theodorakis, Leader of the parliamentary political party “To Potami”

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

When: Thursday, February 15, 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

Mr. Georgios Kaminis
Mayor of Athens, Greece

Georgios Kaminis was elected Mayor of Athens in November 2010 and re-elected for a second term in May 2014.

Prior to his election as Mayor of Athens, Mr. Kaminis served as Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights from 1998 to May 2003. In 2003, he was unanimously elected Greek Ombudsman by the Greek Parliament, and re-elected for a second term in 2007. In August 2010, Mr. Kaminis resigned from this position in order to stand as an independent mayoral candidate for the City of Athens.

Mr. Kaminis is an Assistant Professor of constitutional law at the University of Athens, Faculty of Law and a member of the scientific staff in the Department of Parliamentary Studies and Research of the Greek Parliament. In 2016 he was the winner of the World Mayor Commendation for services to refugees.

He studied law at the University of Athens and holds a doctoral degree (Doctorat d’Etat) from the University of Paris I. He was born in New York City and has also lived in Osaka, Paris, Madrid and Heidelberg. In addition to his native Greek language, he speaks fluently English, French, Spanish and German.

Mr. Kaminis is married and has two children.

Stavros Theodorakis
Leader of the parliamentary political party “To Potami”

Stavros Theodorakis was born in 1963, in a small village in Crete, and raised in Agia Barbara, a traditionally poor, working class suburb in Western Athens.

He was a journalist since 1984 and he worked in nine radio stations, six magazines and four TV channels. He was a prestigious columnist, while he interviewed some of the most interesting personalities from the political and social world in Greece.

He hosted the documentary-type TV show “Protagonistes”, which was the most popular TV show in Greece. He was not only its TV host, but also its director. Up until its sudden end, the show was ranked first in measurements.

He is the author of three books, with journalistic, political and social content.

Stavros Theodorakis was also involved in many Roma educational projects, when he went back to his origins in Agia Barbara suburb and dedicated all his time and effort, striving for social justice.

Along with his friends, Mr Theodorakis started a Mediterranean kitchen restaurant. He also launched the website , with articles suggesting stories that “make us think differently”.

He gave up all these projects and activities in February 2014, in order to create the political party To Potami. He has been an MP of the Hellenic Parliament since January 2015. He is still the leader of To Potami.

He is married and he has one daughter.