Athens Lectures

Knowledge worth sharing

The Hellenic Observatory in collaboration with the Hellenic Alumni Association and the support of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted to present a new series of public lectures.The purpose of this series is to provoke vibrant discussion and debate about a range of key topics and subjects within the social sciences. The agenda is kept deliberately broad and the lectures are intended to be accessible to a general audience.

Free and open to all; Registration is required.
Venue: Hermes Hall, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The lectures will be in English with simultaneous translation.


Past Lectures


Lifestyle solidarity - corporate branding, celebrity culture and the digital media

Speaker: Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications, LSE
Discussant: Dimitri A.Sotiropoulos, Professor  of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies; Head of the European Institute, LSE
Date: Thurday 31st May 2018
Time: 19:00
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Trump and  the Future of American Power

Speaker: Peter Trubowitz, Head of International Relations & Director of the US Centre LSE
Discussant: Dimitris Keridis, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University 
Chair: Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations, Director of the Hellenic Observatory
Date: Monday 26th March 2018
Time: 19:00
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Simon Hix

Where is Brexit heading?

Speaker: Simon Hix, Professor of Political Science, LSE
Discussant: George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business
Chair: Spyros Economides, Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics, LSE 
Date: Monday, 5th February 2018

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