ACG 150 event | Digital Leadership is Not Just Digital
The role of leadership in the successful implementation of digital transformation was at the center of the online panel discussion organized by the ACG Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity and the ACG Office of Public Affairs. Held on April 13, 2021, in the framework of the ACG150 plan, this panel discussion brought together three business leaders who shared their points of view on how the digital age requires the leadership “handbook” to be re-written.
The event featured Theodosis Michalopoulos, CEO of Microsoft Greece, Cyprus & Malta, Michael Tsamaz, Chairman & CEO, OTE Group and Katerina Vlachou, Managing Director of Mondelēz Greece, Cyprus. The discussion was moderated by Joanna Konstantinou, Associate Lecturer II, School of Business and Economics, Deree-ACG, Digital Leadership Coach.
Key takeaways included the following:
- Digital disruption is here to stay and leaders will always be the ones to lead the journey with a transformative vision.
- Digital transformation is not the language of the few and privileged and almost every organization can tap into the new technologies.
- Business leaders should invest in new technologies and allocate the necessary resources so that their people are adequately reskilled and upskilled.
- Digital transformation enables the transition from hierarchical organizational structures to cross-functional agile teams.
- Digital Leadership should be both Effective and Affective.
ACG 150 event | Public Health, the Greek Economy and Political Liberty: Balance, Priorities and Policies in the Age of Pandemics
In an effort to foster conversation about how public policy can ensure balance between the demands of health, economic prosperity and political liberty, the ACG Institute for Hellenic Growth & Prosperity presented a group of thought leaders from fields that must communicate and cooperate in order to protect individual, social and cultural health, in a captivating panel discussion, held on April 6, 2021. In the framework of the ACG 150 plan, top experts in public policy, health and business discussed challenges, opportunities and prospects in all three fields.
The event featured Dr. Domna Michailidou, Deputy Minister of Labor & Social Affairs, Hellenic Republic, Prof. Nicos Alivizatos, Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Athens, Dr. Andreas Andreadis, CEO and co-Managing Partner Sani/Ikos Group, Honorary President SETE, Prof. Emmanouil Dermitzakis, Professor of Genetics, University of Geneva, Director, Health 2030 Genome Center, Director, Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva, Mr. Aristos Doxiadis, Partner at Big Pi Ventures and Dr. Harris Pastides, Epidemiologist, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof. Loren J. Samons II, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director, ACG Institute for Hellenic Culture & the Liberal Arts.
ACG Community Service Days – Spring 2021
Blood drive, in collaboration with NKUA and AUEB in support of NIMTS public hospital
In the midst of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the context of the ACG Community Service Days – Spring 2021, a 2-day blood drive was organized at Deree-The American College of Greece, on March 30-31, 2021, in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Athens University of Economics and Business. The registrations on the online platform were fully booked and around eighty donors engaged in this small act of giving. Because “we are all somebody’s blood type”!
Work-family balance: challenges and solutions for the birth deficit in Greece – Round Table Discussion
Organized by the Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece (ACG) and the NGO HOPEgenesis, with the support of the ACG Office of Public Affairs, the panel discussion titled “Work-family balance: challenges and solutions for the birth deficit in Greece” addressed the socio-economic impact of reduced birth rates in Greece as well as its causes, related challenges and possible solutions.
Held Thursday, February 25, 2021, the event featured Deputy Minister for Health Zoe Rapti, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis, NGO HOPEgenesis Founder/President Stephanos Chandakas and the Dean of the School of Business & Economics of ACG, Dr. Annie Triantafyllou. The discussion was moderated by Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, Director of the Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece.
ACG 150 | The role of Diplomacy in Economic Development
Organized by the Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity of The American College of Greece (ACG), in collaboration with the ACG Institute of Global Affairs, the panel discussion titled “The role of Diplomacy in Economic Development” was held on Thursday, February 4, 2021, aiming at understanding the role of diplomacy in economics through specific examples gained through conversations with and between heads of mission, public sector officials, and industry. The event was part of ACG 150, a visionary strategic plan to leverage education for economic and social impact, as well as to consolidate, support and expand ACG’s activities in performing research, creating technology and fostering innovation.
Kostas Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the keynote speaker was, while the panel included 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 and H.E. Mark Allen, Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Michalis Psalidopoulos, Chair of the Advisory Board, Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity, The American College of Greece.
Community Service Days – Fall 2020
Blood drive, a joint effort in support of ACG Blood Bank and G. Gennimatas, Evaggelismos and Ag. Savvas Hospitals
In the midst of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the context of the ACG Community Service Days – Fall 2020, a 3-day blood drive was organized at Deree-The American College of Greece, on December 1- 3, 2020.
With the motto “Heroes come in all types” and after a strong collaborative outreach, 145 ACG community members as well as ACG business partners and friends participated and 122 blood units were collected for the ACG Blood Bank and our nation’s hospitals.
UN SDGs Symposium: Exploring the DiverCity of Athens
Following the representation of The American College of Greece (ACG) in the UN Millennium Fellowship Program 2020 by eleven Deree students, the Fellows and the ACG Office of Public Affairs organized an online symposium aiming to increase awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Held on November 11-13, 2020, the UN SDGs Symposium: Exploring the DiverCity of Athens was a 3-day event targeting a wide audience of undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, as well as representatives from sustainability-related NGOs, local authorities and academia.
The event addressed four of the 17 Goals: SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities, SGD 5 – Gender Equality, SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and SDG 12 – Sustainable Consumption and Production, presenting hands-on solutions for a sustainable city of Athens, gender equality, diversity, sustainable consumption, elimination of food waste and sustainable fashion.
The Symposium was held under the auspices of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), and the Millennium Fellowship Program and was supported by the Deree Psychology Society, the Deree Sociology Society and the Deree International Honors Program Society.
ACG 150 | 8th European Corporate Aviation (ECAS) Summit
On October 30, 2020, the 8th European Corporate Aviation Summit (ECAS) was hosted online and co-organized, with AeroPodium, by the ACG Center of Excellence in Logistics Shipping and Transportation (CoETL) and the ACG Center of Excellence in Tourism and Leisure (CoETL).
The Event featured Mr. Harry Theoharis, the Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic as the keynote speaker, as well as three panels with 12 industry and academic experts from around the world. Attendees tuned in primarily from Greece and other European countries but there was also attendance from North and South America as well as from Asian countries, whereas Dr. Triant Flouris, Executive Director of the two Centers, served as the moderator. The event was one of the series of events scheduled In the context of the ACG 150 strategic plan.
US Elections 2020: What is at Stake for the US and the World
On the occasion of the upcoming US Elections, the Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece (IGA) and the Institute of International Relations, Panteion University (IRR) organized an interactive dialogue titled “US Elections: What is at Stake for the US and the World” between the Heads of IGA & IIR, Director Dr. Haris Vlavianos & Chairman Dr. Harry Papasotiriou, respectively. The event was held in hybrid format on October 15, 2020 at the ACG Events Hall, with the support of the Deree International Relations and European Affairs Society & the Deree Student Association.
The Eastern Mediterranean at crossroads
In the wake of the recent escalation of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region, the Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece organized a masterclass, titled The Eastern Mediterranean at Crossroads, offered by Dr. Constantinos Filis, Executive Director of the Institute of International Relations, Panteion University. Held October 8, 2020, the masterclass was offered exclusively to ACG Students, faculty and staff.
Aiming at soft skills development, MindFlow2020 #DigitalEdition, a two-week digital event organized by ThinkBiz, 21/9/2020-5/10/2020, offered a unique interactive experience with lectures, specialized workshops, interactive quizzes, multiple real-time happenings and activities. In this context, three (3) of its events were livestreamed directly from Deree – The American College of Greece.
Alexandra Kaoni, Manager Graduate Admissions and Professional Education gave the Welcome Remarks, Deree Professor Konstantinos Tasoulis, Management and International Business gave a lecture on Project Management and Marina Perantonaki, Senior Manager, Office of Career Services had a live session on Soft Skills.
Blood Drive July 8-10, 2020
On July 8-10, 2020, The American College of Greece and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce joined forces to organize a three-day blood drive, in collaboration with the National Public Health Organization (EODY), as part of the ““All Together We Can” (¨Όλοι Μαζί Μπορούμε¨) initiative. Although at the heart of the pandemic, ninety (90) volunteers safely attended under strict precautionary measures, resulting in seventy (70) blood units collected in total, to support three hospitals—G. Gennimatas, Agios Savvas, and Evaggelismos. Such initiatives in challenging times, prove that miracles can be achieved when we work together!
Blood Drive April 22-24, 2020
It was with great pleasure that The American College of Greece, in collaboration with EODY, hosted a three-day Blood Drive on April 22-24, 2020 amidst the pandemic, in the context of the ACG Community Days – Spring 2020 initiative.
Following a special permission by The Ministry of Education, a hundred and twenty five (125) blood units were collected to support Paidon-Aglaia Kyriakou, Evangelismos and Agios Savvas hospitals, after the massive turnout of the ACG community. Thank you all for caring!
ΝΑΤΟ at 70
Recalibrating the Atlantic Alliance to Confront a World in Flux
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Where: John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall
Organized by the ACG Institute of Global Affairs in collaboration with International Relations and European Affairs Program
Precious Little Me (Ο Εαυτούλης Μου)
Α theatrical play by Dimitris Psathas.
When: January 25, Saturday, 2020
Where: Pierce Theater – The American College of Greece
Hospice for Neuro-disability (Άσυλο Ανιάτων) together with ΕΝ ΛΕΥΚΩ theatrical team presented Dimitris Psathas’ renowned play “Ο Εαυτούλης Μου”, proceeds of which were donated to Hospice for Neuro-disability (Άσυλο Ανιάτων).
Director: Maria Economides
Art Director: Betty Livanou
Going single-use plastic free: The next step to sustainable growth
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Where: John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall
Keynote Speaker: Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister, Environment & Energy
Two panel sessions with experts from the business sector, academia, NGOs on plastic pollution in our oceans and solutions to tackle single-use plastic pollution
Organized by: ACG Office of Public Affairs, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
In collaboration with: Deree Environmental Studies Program, ACG Sustainability Leaders
When: November 9-10, 2019
Where: Hosted at Pierce – The American College of Greece on Saturday and at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece on Sunday
Organized by digitized.gr
Being considered the largest digital design scene meeting in the region of Southeastern Europe, Digitized is a yearly dynamic and exciting event that brings together, informs and inspires the digital design community by hosting an amazing group of what is thought off, as the international “digital elite”.
Christmas of Love (Χριστούγεννα Αγάπης)
When: December 13, Friday, 2019
Where: Pierce Theater – The American College of Greece Organized by Aghia Paraskevi Municipality
Open to the Public, Free Entrance
A Christmas celebration full of music, love and solidarity with artists from Aghia Paraskevi
Photos by Dimitrios Karvoutzis / Sotiris Anthopoulos
13th Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society Conference
When: November 29 – December 1, 2019
Where: hosted at Pierce – The American College of Greece
Keynote Speaker: Gregorio Kohon (British Psychoanalytical Society)
Organized by the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society (HPS)
Abuse: Before & After
When: November 25, Monday, 2019, 18:00-20:00
Where: JSB Library – Upper Level at Deree – The American College of Greece
Free Entrance, Open to the public
Organized by living-postcards.com
On the occasion of the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25, Monday, a panel discussion about domestic violence and breaking the silence was organized by living-postcards.com international platform.
With a campaign titled #Dontacceptit, the aim was to raise public awareness on violence against women.
Related to social, legal, economical and emotional aspects, this was a chance for an open discussion with the aim to give possible solutions.
Psychology Seminar on Dementia
When: November 1, Friday, 2019
Where: hosted at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, 6-8 Xenias Str., 115 28, Athens
Organized by: Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health (S.S.P & M.H.) in collaboration with Asklepios European Network of Healthcare Organisations
An educational seminar on the spectrum of neurological disorders (Alzheimer, dementia e.t.c.) with distinguished speakers from Norway, Holland, England, Italy and Greece.
When: October 14-15, 2019
Where: Hosted at Deree – The American College of Greece
The Voice of Renewables and Parity Platform organised WINDMission Greece 2019 conference, held in Athens on 14/15 October at Deree – The American College of Greece, under the auspices of Hellenic Wind Energy Association ELETAEN / HWEA.
Greece enjoys a remarkable wind resource with local average wind speeds (at hub height) often exceeding the 8–10 m/s, especially in the Aegean Sea islands and on mountain ridges on the mainland. More than 3 GW of wind capacity has already been installed and is operating in Greece, while 4 billion € of additional investments are expected by 2030 for new projects, given national and EU RES penetration targets.
As the country is pushing hard to speed up development of its wind energy capacity, WINDMission Greece gathered together Greek wind energy stakeholders and provided excellent networking opportunities across the entire spectrum, from legislation makers through investors and EPCs.
Create A Lion Hearted World
Linda Tucker, Renowned Conservationist, Author, Keeper of the White Lions is visiting Greece
When: July 3, Wednesday, 2019 at 19:00
Where: Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, 6-8 Xenias Str., 115 28, Athens
Organized by: Linda Tucker Foundation
A unique opportunity to hear Linda Tucker share her story of how she saved the Sacred White Lions and spread their messages to humanity!
2019 CHANGWON K-Pop World Festival in Greece
When: July 6, Saturday at 19:00
Where: Pierce – The American College of Greece
Sponsored by the Korean Embassy of Greece and co-organized by K-WAVE GREECE.
K-POP World Festival is an annual event organized by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of numerous government agencies. After going through a few preliminary rounds, fans of K-pop are invited by the South Korean government to take part in the final round of the competition held every year in Changwon, South Korea.
Code On The Road
When: June 18, Tuesday, 2019
Where: Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
“Code On The Road’, a winning program of the U.S. State Department’s Alumni Engagements Innovation Fund for empowering migrant women and girls through software and business entrepreneurship training, launched on July 18, 2019 at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece.
Road to Success: From Idea to Product” by Junior Achievement Alumni Greece, Day One
When: May 17, Friday, 2019
Where: Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Organized by: JA Alumni Greece (national branch of JA Alumni Europe – the European network of Junior Achievement’s entrepreneurial program alumni)
The event titled Road to Success: From Idea to Product covered all major concerns of new ventures from the conception of an idea, to the launch of a product and the company’s growth. Day one, which took place at Alba, was a closed-to-JA-Alumni day, which means that participants were active members of the JA Alumni Greece network, plus members of the JA Alumni Europe network. Speeches included a success story by Dimitris Lykouris (Deree Graduate) and his team who talked about their startup “Stoferno.gr” and a workshop by Anastasios Schoinas by Career Plus Leadership Development.
United States Army Europe Band & Chorus
When: May 9, Thursday, 2019
Where: Pierce Theater
As part of its annual European Tour and in collaboration with the US Embassy of Athens, the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus gave a spectacular music concert with contemporary American music to Pierce Gymnasium students.
39th National Selection Conference of EYP Greece
When: April 18-19, 2019
Where: Deree – The American College of Greece
The 39th National Selection Conference of EYP Greece was held in Athens, between the 19th and the 22nd of April 2019, with the Officials’ Training taking place on the 18th & 19th of April at Deree – The American College of Greece.
Under the theme “Youth employment in Europe: Ensuring effective infrastructure to provide young people with equal and ample opportunities”, 120 delegates from Attica and other Western & Central regions of Greece as well as an international team of Officials gathered for a 4-day NSC in the capital city of Greece.
Introduction to Hedera Hashgraph MeetUp
When: April 4, Thursday, 2019
Where: hosted at Deree – The American College of Greece
An introductory meet up to the Hedera Hashgraph technology, also known as DLT 4th generation technology (Decentralized Ledger Technology). Cooper Kunz (Ηedera Hashgraph Advocate Developer), Goerge Domalis (University of Patras, Computer Engineering) and Machi-Myriam Liapi (Hedera Ambassador in Greece) gave the chance to the audience get acquainted to the basic characteristics of this technology that promises to give solutions to all current Bitcoin, Blockchain & Ethereum technology problems and get answers about how the specific technology can change their life.
23rd Panhellenic Youth Parliament by SAFIA Greece
When: March 27-31, 2019
Where: hosted at The American College of Greece
Organized by: Student Association for International Affairs (SAFIA) Greece
For yet another year The American College of Greece had the pleasure of hosting the 23rd Panhellenic Youth Parliament by SAFIA Greece. University Students from all over Greece participated in a youth parliament that combined research, co-operation, presentations & a simulation of the parliament procedure.
International Law School Mediation Tournament (INADR)
When: March 14 – 17, 2019
Where: hosted by The American College of Greece
On March 15-17, 2019 The American College of Greece had the pleasure of hosting “International Law School Mediation Tournament”, organized by International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR). More than 250 law students from Europe, Asia, Canada & USA arrived on campus to compete in an international competition designed to help them understand the value of resolving disputes through mediation. Fifty four (54) teams from thirty (30) different countries got mediator training, had the opportunity to network with other students from around the world and the unique opportunity to introduce themselves in the world of mediation, which is critical to a successful professional practice after graduation.
[email protected]: Once upon a Time
An Independently organized TED event
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Where: hosted at Pierce – The American College of Greece
With the sole aim of promulgating individualistic, captivating thoughts and stories and under the “Once upon a Time!” extraordinary theme, this was a journey that showed how Time works differently for each one of us by making a conjectural journey into the future.
Full of groundbreaking ideas and eye-opening speeches by fifteen (15) child speakers from all over Greece, adult speakers from Greece and abroad, STEM challenges, parallel workshops for parents and teachers, exhibitions and artistic events, plus an escape room, the 2019 TEDxKids edition broadened horizons, ignited thought and sparked conversations!
“The Collection as an Automation” Exhibition Opening
Opening: Friday, February 22, 18:00 – 22:00
Duration: February 22 – March 23, 2019
ACG Art Gallery – Deree – The American College of Greece
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 14:00 – 18:00, Sat: 12:00 – 16:00
Guided tours by ACG students every Tuesday during Activity Hour (13:40-15:00)
Organized by: Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts as part of the Arts Festival 2019
Participating Artists: A – DASH (Zoe Hatziyannaki, Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser), Natasa Biza, Kostas Christopoulos (with the students of the 8th studio of painting of ASFA Olga Vlassi, Thanos Kardoylas & Katerina Messini), Effie Halivopoulou (in collaboration with Deree – The American College of Greece alumnae Dimitra Prifti and Afroditi Andreou and the student Aliki Ntounia), Dimitris Ioannou, Lito Kattou, Georgia Kotretsos, Jesper List Thomsen, Petros Moris, Yiannis Papadopoulos/Olga Mexa, Cally Spooner
curated by Elpida Karaba
The Culture of Integration
Friday, 9 November 2018, 15:30 – 19:30
Greece – Turkey: Geopolitical Developments in East Mediterranean
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 18:30-20:00
Adventure Film Festival 2018
Saturday, November 3 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
Empathy in Action: Ensuring Quality of Life Throughout the Cancer Patient’s Trajectory
Saturday October 20, 2018, 10:00-18:30
World of Crafters
Saturday October 13, 2018, 10:00-18:00
Success In College And Beyond With ADHD
Saturday October 6, 2018, 10:00 – 18:00
Business Week 2016: Brain Gain
Tuesday, March 15 – Friday, March 18
Overseas: Art Exhibition Opening 2016
Friday, March 4
Career Days 2015
Monday, October 12 – Thursday, October 15
Sports Business Training Program
Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 9
Commencement Ceremony 2015
Saturday, June 27
Student Awards Ceremony 2015
Wednesday, June 24
Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium
Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29, 2015
Business Week 2015: Export-Led Growth
Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 02, 2015
ACG International Sports Festival 2015
Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Beauty is the Method, Exhibition Opening 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Career Days 2014
Wednesday, October 15 – Thursday, October 16, 2014
20th Annual Kimon Friar Lecture 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Alumni Achievement Awards 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Discover Deree Day
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
“Company of the Year 2014”: Junior Achievement Competition
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thursday, May 15 – Saturday, May 17, 2014
Spring Student Exhibition 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
HipHop International Greece 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Sociology Week 2014
Tuesday, April 01 – Friday, April 04, 2014
Business Week 2014
Monday, March 17 – Thursday, March 20, 2014
of the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts
Friday, March 07, 2014
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Toli Lerios at ACG
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Legacies of Women
Wednesday, May 30, 2012