Research Seminar Series

The Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar series provides a forum for academic and policy research. Topics cover current economic, public policy and foreign policy issues related to Greece, Cyprus and southeast Europe region but also extend to topics on culture and history.

Latest Seminars
Michaelmas Term 2017/18

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017
The Energy Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of Greece

Speaker: Emmanuel Karagiannis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017
The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration

Speakers: Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos,Senior Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London and Anargyros Passas, Associate Professor of State Administration and European Integration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences 

We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017
The Political Economy of Privatization in Greece after the Economic Crisis

Speaker: Özgün Sarimehmet Duman, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

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How to Attend

Time/Date: The seminars run normally fortnightly every second Tuesday, 18.00-19.30 during the Michaelmas and Lent terms.
Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required (unless announced otherwise); Entry is on a first come-first served basis.
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room (COW 1.11), 1st Floor, European Institute, Cowdray House

For a listing of all of our forthcoming seminars please visit our Events Page

 

Past Seminars

2016-17

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 4 October 2016
The Political Economy of NPLs resolution in Greece: Ownership and Conditionality

Speaker: Eleni PANAGIOTAREA, Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Communication architecture of the border: Constructions of Europe’s humanitarian securitization

Speaker: Myria GEORGIOU, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Media and Communications, LSE

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The Analytics of the Greek Crisis

Speaker: Dimitri VAYANOS, Professor of Finance, Head of the Department of Finance, Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Outward migration from Greece during the crisis

Speakers: Lois LABRIANIDIS, Secretary General for Strategic and Private Investments, Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism; Professor of Economic Georgraphy, University of Macedonia; Manolis PRATSINAKIS, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Macedonia; Research Fellow, Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam

We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Advance or Regression? Gender balance and the crisis in Greece

Speakers: Antigone LYBERAKI, Professor of Economics, Panteion University; Visiting Professor, Hellenic Observatory Platon TINIOS, Assistant Professor at Piraeus University; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory

We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Lent Term

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Contrasting Greek and UK Youths’ Subjective Responses to Austerity:  Lessons for other European countries

Speakers: Dr Athanasia CHALARI, Principal Lecturer in Sociology; Subject Leader in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Northampton Clive SEALEY, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Theory, University of Worcester

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Changing the policy agenda? The impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics

Speakers: Kyriaki NANOU, Lecturer in European Politics, School of Politics & International Relations, University of Nottingham Daphne HALIKIOPOULOU, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Reading
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Religious pluralism and Education in Greece

Speakers: Effie FOKAS, Principal Investigator, GRASSROOTSMOBILISE; Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy; Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE Margarita MARKOVITI Postdoctoral Fellow, GRASSROOTSMOBILISE, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda

Speaker: Anna TSIFTSOGLOU, NBG Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Reflections on the “Punctuated Equilibrium” Theory of Modern Greek History

Speaker: Stathis KALYVAS, Arnold Wolfers Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University

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2015-16

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Evaluating the structural reform of central government departments in Greece
Panagiotis ZERVOPOULOS, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods, Bursa Orhangazi University 
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Exploring the psychological effects of the Greek financial crisis
Bettina DAVOU, Professor of Psychology, Department of Communication & Media Studies, Director of Laboratory for Psychological Applications & Communication Planning, University of Athens

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Pension Poor and Housing Rich:  A generational perspective of the Greek crisis, its aftermath and possible ways out
Platon TINIOS, Assistant Professor at Piraeus University; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Political development and the rise of the Golden Dawn in Greece
Antonis ELLINAS, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Cyprus

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutions
Margot SALOMON,  Associate Professor; Law Department and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE; Director Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, LSE

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Lent Term

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
How do Greek Foreign Elites perceive Turkey:  findings from an empirical research project
Dimitrios TRIANTAPHYLLOU, Director of the Center for International and European Studies (CIES); Chair of the Department of International Relations,  Kadir Has University, Istanbul
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Young Greeks and Democracy: social representations and imaginaries and the impact of the crisis
Thalia MAGIOGLOU, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Centre Edgar Morin/IIAC, EHESS, Paris France

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016
The Agent-Structure Issue in Foreign Policy Analysis: The “Macedonian” issue
Georgios EVANGELOPOULOS, Scientific Advisor to the President of the Hellenic Republic, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) at Panteion University of Athens 

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Still Europeanized?: Greek Foreign Policy During the Eurozone Crisis 
Angelos CHRYSSOGELOS, National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Experiments with austerity and anti-poverty policies in Greece
Vassilis ARAPOGLOU,  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,University of Crete; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

2014-15

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Greece: Taking Stock; Economic and Financial Changes Since the Onset of the Global and Euro Area Crises
Eleni LOURI-DENDRINOU, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business; Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Crisis and Democracy- Democracy in Crisis Social Anthropological Perspectives on the Fragility of the Social Contract
Elisabeth KIRTSOGLOU, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Durham

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014
The Newly Disadvantaged: Responses to rapid socioeconomic change in Greece
Alexander KENTIKELENIS, Research Associate, King's College, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Banal, benign or pernicious? The relationship between religion and national identity from the perspective of religious minorities in Greece
Effie FOKAS,
Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, and Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
The European Debt Crisis: The Greek Case
Costas SIMITIS, Former Greek Prime Minister

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Lent Term

Tuesday, 20 January 2015
What Do Greek Political Elites Think about Europe and the Crisis? Preliminary Results of Recent Survey Research
Dimitri SOTIROPOULOS, Associate Professor, University of Athens

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Restructuring of the Greek Economy: 2010-2014
Panos TSAKLOGLOU, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015
How to study the crisis anthropologically? Theoretical and methodological puzzles
Dimitrios THEODOSSOPOULOS, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Kent

Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Policing the Crisis: The other side of the story
Rosa VASILAKI, National Bank of Greece Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Privatizations: Auction and Market design during the Crisis 
Vasiliki SKRETA, Economics Department, UCL

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2013-14

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Crisis and Austerity: A Painful Watershed for the Greek Welfare State
Maria PETMESIDOU, Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace; ROP/ISSC Fellow

Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Civil Society and Religion in Greece in a Period of Crisis  
Manussos MARANGUDAKIS, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Aegean

Tuesday, 5 November 2013
The Persistence of Political Terrorism
George KASSIMERIS, Reader in Terrorism Studies, University of Wolverhampton

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 
The Dynamics of Conflict in the Greek Civil War 1946-49
Nicos CHRISTODOULAKIS, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business; Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 3 December 2013
On the Limits of Fiscal Consolidation within a Monetary Union - How to resolve the austerity puzzle at the Europeriphery
Iannis (John) A. MOURMOURAS, Chief Economic Adviser to the Greek Prime Minister; Former Deputy Finance Minister of Greece



Lent Term


Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The slow growth and sudden demise of supplementary pension provision in Cyprus
Bernard H. CASEY, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                                                     

Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Emerging ethnic economies at times of crisis: socio-economic and spatial dimensions of migrants’ entrepreneurship in Athens
Panos HATZIPROKOPIOU , Department of Spatial Planning & Development, School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki                    
The Hellenic Observatory gratefully acknowledges the National Bank of Greece for the funding of this research project.              

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Does the Greek labour market work? Crisis and adjustment across the Greek regions
Vassilis MONASTIRIOTIS, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of South East Europe, LSE                                            

Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Crisis and famine in island Greece: Sovereign debt, political violence and topologies of memory in Chios
Nicolas ARGENTI, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Brunel University            

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The Greek Growth Project
Theodore PELAGIDIS, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, USA; Professor of Economic Analysis, University of Piraeus

2012-13

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Stylized Characteristics of the Greek Inflation: Some Policy Recommendations Nicholas APERGIS, Professor in Economics, Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Currency crisis and collapse in interwar Greece: Predicament or Policy Failure?
Nicos CHRISTODOULAKIS, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business; Former Greek Minister of Economy & Finance; Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The Eurozone Crisis and Austerity Politics: A Trigger for Administrative Reform in Greece?
Stella LADI, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London             

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 
Politics, Privatization and Performance in Greek Telecommunications 
Nikolaos ZAHARIADIS, Professor & Director of International Relations, University of Alabama at Birmingham                

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Accommodating the Cyprus issue in the European Union’s political and legal order
Nikos SKOUTARIS, A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow; Hellenic Observatory, LSE


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Greek Prime Ministers and the Problem of Reform Capacity
Kevin FEATHERSTONE, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory                                                       

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
De Facto States and the Threshold of Sovereignty
Rebecca BRYANT,
A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                   

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Transition of Credit Spreads in the European Periphery Debt Crisis
George CHRISTODOULAKIS, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Manchester              

 Tuesday, 5 March 201
'God Save the Green': renewable energy programmes in the Greek economic crisis
Daniel KNIGHT, National Bank of Greece Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE               

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
The (Very Deep) Roots of Greece’s Crisis: A Historical Reassessment
Stathis N. KALYVAS, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science; Director, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale University

2011-12

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Greece's European Policy Making 
Yannis Valinakis, Ministry of Finance Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece; Professor of International Relations/Jean Monnet Professor of European Diplomacy, University of Athens            

Thuesday, 25 October 2011  
The current reform of IKA and the re-establishment of Social Insurance credibility in Greece - Reconciling social dilemmas and funding challenges
Dimitris Micharikopoulos
Senior Advisor, Social Insurance Institute

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Familistic welfare capitalism in Greece: from the crisis of social reproduction to the emergence of a political economy of generalised insecurity

Theodoros Papadopoulos
, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Bath                                          

Monday, 28 November 2011
Greece's Economy: Crisis and Exit Strategies
Yannos Papantoniou, Former Minister of National Economy, Greece, 1994-2003

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Of Debts and Denial: The Greek Crisis in the context of the post-2008 world
Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics, University of Athens

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 Lent Term

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 
Social Policy and Social Justice in Greece: the unfair deficit
Dimitris Venieris,
Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Associate Professor of Social Policy, University of Peloponnese 

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Social change in modern Greece: the contribution of young generation to a new social reality

Athanasia Chalari
, A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The 'Callicrates' reform: Transforming Greek local government in the years of austerity
Vasilis Leontisis,
National Bank of Greece Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Democratic Accountability in Greece
Spyros Kosmidis, National Bank of Greece Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Pushing the EU borders to the East: The Europeanization of Greek Foreign Policy in the aftermath of the Eastern Enlargement
 
Theofanis Exadaktylos, Ministry of Finance Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Lecturer in European Politics, University of Surrey

2010-11

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
The EMU-sovereign debt crisis: Fundamentals, expectations and contagion 

Michael Arghyrou, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Business School                                              

Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The political management of the crisis. Problems and implications      
              
Christos Lyrintzis, Department of Political Science & Public Administration, University of Athens; National Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE            

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
The interplay of ICT innovation with state administrative tradition: Evidence from the Greek Taxation Information System (TAXIS) 
Elpida Prasopoulou, A.C. Laskaridis Post-doc Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                    

Tuesday, 23 November 2010
The Forgotten European Spring of the Greek Communist Party, 1987-1991

Susannah Verney, Assistant Professor of European Integration, University of Athens; Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                             

Tuesday, 7 December 2010
The twin deficits hypothesis: Evidence from Greece 
Theodore Panagiotidis, Lecturer in Econometrics; Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

 


 

Lent Term


Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The Sovereign Debt Debate and Greece
Gikas A. Hardouvelis
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Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus

Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Determinants and effects of government size: Overview of theory and the Greek experience
Chris Tsoukis
, Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan Business School; Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                               

Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Hollow at the Core? Greek Prime Ministers and the Constraints on Governing 

Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
The Eden-Dill Mission and the Doomed Quest to Save Greece from Axis Occupation, February to April 1941
Steve Morewood, Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham      

Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Special Education and Equal Opportunities in the Context of Economic Crisis 
Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous, Professor of Classics, Holder of the Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies Eleftherios Venizelos, American College of Greece, Deree

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Imagined Enemies. In quest of the deeper reasons for Greek-Turkish Antagonism
Alexis Heraclides
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Professor of International Relations & Conflict Analysis, Panteion University of Social & Political Science; National Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE 

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2009-10

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Investigating Greek Multinationals' Behaviour: Identifying Opportunities, Overcoming Barriers and Creating Competitiveness
Fragkiskos Filippaios,
MBA Course Director International), Principal Lecturer in International Business, Kingston University London; Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Expanding and Aligning the EU; European Integration and Neighbourhood Policies: A Greek Overview
Dimitris Katsoudas, Former Secretary-General for EU Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Employment Regulation and Labour Relations in Greece
Christos A. Ioannou,
Mediator-Arbitrator, Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration (O.ME.D)                

Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Greece and the Crisis: Recovery or Decline?
Yannos Papantoniou, Former Minister of Trade; National Economy; Defence; President, Centre for Progressive Policy Research

Tuesday 8 December 2009
Is Athens burning? Urban Riots, Urban Planning and National Identity
Georges Prevelakis, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory; Professor of Geopolitics, University of Pantheon-Sorbonne 

 


 

Lent Term        

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Political Developments in Greece during the last Decade. A slide towards the Segmentary Society
Thanos Veremis, Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Professor of Political History, University of Athens; Board Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)                 

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Rethinking Public Financial Management and Budgeting in Greece: An Integrated Approach to Governance
Effie Vraniali
, A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Greece's Faltering Economy: Facets and evidence of low competitiveness and institutional weakness 
Theodore Pelagidis,
Ministries of Economy & Finance Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Professor Economic Analysis, University of Piraeus, Department of Maritime Studies

Wendnesday, 17 February 2010
South East Europe: the Energy Challenges Ahead
Plutarchos Sakellaris,
Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB)

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010
The Emerging BRIC Economies: Evidence from the Interest Rate Transmission Mechanism
Prodromos Vlamis, Ministries of Economy & Finance Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Temp Assistant Professor in Economics (AUEB); Associate, Department Land Economy, Cambridge University                                              

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 
Exploring the Muslim past: Western Thrace during the Second World War and the Greek Civil War
Kevin Featherstone,
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies; Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE and Dimitris Papadimitriou, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory; Reader in European Politics, University of Manchester

2008-09

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Ten years of EMU: Convergence, divergence and new priorities in the Euro-zone
Professor Nicos Christodoulakis, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Athens University of Economics and Business; Greek Minister of Economics & Finance (2001-2004)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The Greek-Turkish Conflict in the Aegean: In Quest of Resolution                     
Alexis Heraclides, Professor of International Relations & Conflict Analysis, Panteion University of Social & Political Science           

Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Decreasing global energy supply resources and regionalism: correlation, efficiency and patterns of energy co-operation in South-East Europe
Diana Bozhilova, A.C. Laskaridis Post-doctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                             

Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Constitutional limitations of privatizations: the Greek experience under a comparative perspective
George Katrougalos, Demokritos University of Thrace and Organization for Mediation and Arbitration Services

Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Managing the flow: a Greek policy for optimizing gains from ongoing regional energy developments
Constantinos Filis,
Institute of International Relations, Centre for Russia and Eurasia, Athens


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Greece and the EU : Prospects for Greece's European Policy
Panayiotis Ioakimides, University of Athens                                   

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Skills and wage inequality in Greece: 1995-2002
Rebekka Christopoulou, Ministry of Economy & Finance Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Distributional implications of tax evasion in Greece
Manos Matsaganis, Athens University of Economics & Business                  

Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Problem-Solving and Ideology in Public Policy Instrumentation: Populism, Modernization, and all that
Kostas Lavdas, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Greek-US security relations: the limits of influence and partnership
Kostas Ifantis, Institute of Defence Analysis (IAA) Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE  

2007-08

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Conditionality, EMU, and the Limits of Reform: reflections on southern European adjustment
George Pagoulatos , Associate Professor of Politics, Athens University of Economics & Business                                                          

Tuesday, 13 November 2007
The EU and the wider Black Sea area: what role for Greece?
Dimitris Triantafyllou Director General, International Centre for Black Sea Studies, Greece                  

Tuesday, 20 November  2007  
Microeconomic reform options for Greece
Costas Meghir, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UCL and Co-Director, ESRC Research Centre at the Institute of Fiscal Studies    

Tuesday, 27 November 2007
1999 and All That: Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its impact
James Ker -Lindsay, Senior Research Fellow, European Research Centre, Kingston University                    

Tuesday, 11 December 2007
The Greek Economy in the Euro-Zone: A Retrospective & Future Challenges
Nicos Christodoulakis, Former Greek Minister of Economics & Finance; Professor of Economic Analysis, Athens Economics University

 


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Micro-perspectives on Immigrant Welfare in Greece 
Effie Fokas ,
A.C. Laskaridis Post-doctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE                                              

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
The trade- offs between transition and sustainable development in the former socialist countries of the Balkans
Rumen Gechev, Professor of Economics, University of National and World

Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Greek FDI and FDI in Greece
Fragkiskos Filippaios
, MEF Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory & Lecturer, Kent Business School, University of Kent and Kostas Tzioumis, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory & and Consultant, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency, The World Bank

Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Foreign aid in the Balkans
Vladimir Gligorov, Professor of Economics, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies             

Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Modernization and Centre-Left Dilemmas in Greece: the Revenge of the Underdogs
Euclid Tsakalotos, Professor of Economics, University of Athens              

Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Socio-Economic Differences in the Perceived Quality of High and Low-paid Jobs in the European Union
Ioannis Theodossiou,
Centre for European Labour Market Research, University of Aberdeen Business School, University of Aberdeen

2006-07

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 17 October 2006
Balkan Immigration to Greece Spatialities of Urbanism in Modern Greek Political Culture  Theodore Lianos, Department of Economics, Athens University of Business and Economics

Tuesday, 24 October 2006 
The Hellenic Plan for Reconstruction in the Balkans: A Challenge for Greek Foreign Policy  Charalambos Tsardanidis, Institute of International Economic Relations, Greece

Tuesday, 7 November  2006
Institutions and the Implementation of EU Policy in Greece: The Case of Public Procurement 
Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, National Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Tuesday, 5 December 2006
Gaining from Migration: The Cases of Albania and Bulgaria
Eugenia Markova, Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 16 January 2007
Wage Differentials in Greece: Inter-industry Differentials, Gender Pay Gap, Low-wage Workers, Public and Private Sector Pay
Elias Ioakeimoglou, Economic Advisor at the Institute of Labour, Greece. Senior Research at the Cyprus Institute of Labour

Tuesday, 23 January 2007
Subsidising European Industry: Is Greece an Exception?
Nikolaos Zahariadis, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA; National Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE 

Tuesday, 30 January 2007
Adding Value to the Legacy: post-Olympic utilisation of the Athens 2004 venues
Christos Hajiemmanouil, President of the Hellenic Olympic Properties, Greece

Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Olympic Airways: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Insights into the Governance Issues of Greek State-owned Enterprises
Professor Rigas Doganis, Former CEO of Olympic Airways, Rigas Doganis & Associates, UK

Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Social and Economic Aspects of Ageing and Social Protection
Platon Tinios, University of Piraeus, Greece

Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Entrepreneurship in Greece
Takis Politis, Scientific Advisor of IOVE (Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research), Greece

2005-06

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday, 11 October 2005
Euro-Turkish Relations and Cyprus 
Andreas Theophanous, Research and Development Centre Director, Intercollege, Cyprus

Tuesday, 25 October 2005
Col. Papadopoulos and the Seduction of the 'Mother of Parliaments'
Richard Clogg, Emeritus Fellow, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford 

Tuesday, 8 November 2005
Complying with the EU? the politics of reforming Olympic Airways, 1994-2003 
Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

Tuesday, 22 November 2005
The Political Economy of the Regional Allocation of Public Investment in Greece, 1976-2004 
Yiannis Psycharis, Assistant Professor, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

Tuesday, 29 November 2005
Structural Reforms in Greece: lessons from the Irish model for the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy
Eleni Louri, Athens University of Economics and Business; Office of the Greek Prime Minister 

Tuesday, 6 December 2005
Poverty and Social Policy in Greece: economic modernisation, social cracks and the contradictions of corporatism
Elias Kikilias, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), Greece


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 17 January 2006
Spatialities of Urbanism in Modern Greek Political Culture 
Lila Leontidou, Dean School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University

Tuesday, 31 January 2006
Aspects of Crisis and Reform Interventions in Greek State Bureaucracy and Administration Antonis Makrydemetres, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens; Greek Prime Minister's Office

Tuesday, 7 March 2006
The Balkan Economic Migration to Greece 
Antigoni Lyberaki, Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion Univeristy 

Tuesday,14 March 2006
Education Reform in Greece
Thanos Veremis, National Education Council Director; Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Athens

2004-05

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday,12 October 2004
In Denial? Why so many Greek Cypriots voted against the Annan Plan: the difficulties of reliable explanation
Peter Loizos, Anthropology Department, LSE

Tuesday, 26 October 2004
Welfare and Religion in Modern Europe (WREP): the Greek Case
Grace Davie and Effie Fokas, Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter

Tuesday, 9 November 2004
Geographical and Political Economy Perspectives on Regional Disparities in Greece
Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Lecturer in the Political Economy of Greece and Southeastern Europe, LSE

Tuesday, 30 November 2004
Historiography and Greek-Turkish Reconciliation: Is it Possible for Greeks and Turks to find a common historical narrative?
Bruce Clark, Religion Correspondent, The Economist

Tuesday, 7 December 2004
The Effects of Greek accession to the Euro on the Greek economy
Michael Arghyrou, Lecturer in Economics, Brunel University 


 

Lent Term

Tuesday, 25 January 2005
Education and Inequality in Greece
Panos Tsakloglou, Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory

Tuesday, 8 February 2005
Culture and Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective: Nineteenth Century Greek Merchant Communities
Sakis Gekas, Teaching Fellow, Economic History Department, LSE

Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Evaluating Greek Immigration Policies in the 1990s Gerasimos Konidaris, Lecturer in International and Comparative Politics, University of Sheffield

Tuesday,1 March 2005 
Corruption in International Law: the Case of Greece 
Maria Gavouneli, Lecturer in International Law, University of Athens; Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Hellenic Republic

Tuesday, 15 March 2005 
The Pros and Cons of Greek Foreign Direct Investments
Lois Labrianidis, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Macedonia

2003-04

Michaelmas Term

The Political Economy of Finance: Greece from Postwar to EMU
Speaker: George Pagoulatos, Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Economic Studies Athens University of Economics and Business
Date: 14 October 2003

Eurasian Gambles Over Cyprus's EU prospects Speaker: Vassilis Fouskas, Editor of the Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University. ~
Date: 28 October 2003

The Competitiveness of the Greek Economy in the Enlarged European Union
Speaker: Ross E Catterall, Director, Director, International Finance, Economics and Accounting Research Group, Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. Date: 4 November 2003

Were the eagle and the phoenix birds of a feather? The US and the Greek coup of 21st April 1967
Speaker: Louis Klarevas, Associate Professor of Political Science City University of New York and Associate of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: 18 November 2003

Rethinking belated modernization: Greek culture in transition.
Speaker: Dimitris Tziovas, Professor of Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Date: 25 November 2003

Greece and the Balkans: Quo Vadis? Speaker: Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Defence Analysis Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: 9 December 2003


 

Lent Term

EMU strategies: Lessons from Greece in view of the EU Enlargement (Graphs & Table) Speaker: Theodoros Papaspyrou, Special Adviser, Bank of Greece
Date: 20 January 2004

Europe and the Balkans: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Speaker: Misha Glenny, Writer and Broadcaster. Date: 27 January 2004

The Greek System of Financial Regulation: In Need of Structural Streamlining and Procedural Safeguards
Speaker: Christos Hadjiemmanuil, Senior Lecturer in Law, LSE Date: 3 February 2004

Kosova's Independence - A Crisis for Greece? Speaker: James Pettifer, Professor, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
Date: 24 February 2004

Assessing the Results of the 7 March 2004 Parliamentary Elections in Greece
Speakers: Spyros Economides, International Relations, LSE; Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE; Christos Hadjiemmanuil, Dept of Law, LSE; Elias Mossialos, LSE Health and Social Care & Social Policy; Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Defence Analyses Institute Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: 9 March 2004

2002-03

Michaelmas Term

The Cyprus problem and the European Union - The role of the Cypriot Vouli
Speaker: Dr Stelios Stavridis, University of Reading and Honorary Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2002

Political Corruption: lessons from ancient Greece, medieval England and Mary Douglas
Speaker: Dr Peter Bratsis, CUNY and Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory
Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2002

A voiding a 'Cyprus of the Balkans': What Macedonia today should learn from the Cyprus of the 1960s
Speaker: Claude Nicolet, Specialist on Civil Society and Regional Security in the Balkans, Zurich
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2002

Everything you ever wanted to know about national identity, but were afraid to ask the Greek-Americans
Speaker: Dr Peter Bratsis, CUNY and Research Fellow, The Hellenic Observatory
Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2002

The Changing Dilemmas of Greek Security Speaker: Dr Spyros Economides, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2002

Unholy Alliance: Greece and Miloševic's Serbia Speaker: Takis Michas, Eleftherotypia, Athens Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2002


 

Lent Term

Cyprus and the European Union: Before and After Copenhagen Speaker: Dr Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2003

FYR Macedonia's Economic Arrangements with International Institutions: Gains and Losses. The first in a series of the Balkan Reconstruction Network Seminars organised jointly by the Hellenic Observatory and the Centre for the Study of Global Governance Speaker: Silvana Mojsovska, Institute of Economics, University "Sts Cyril and Methodius"
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2003

Religion and Politics in Contemporary Greece Speaker: Dr Yannis Stavrakakis, University of Nottingham
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2003

Democratization and administrative reform in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain: Is there a distinct ideal-type of South European bureaucracies? Speaker: Dr Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Senior Research Officer, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2003

The Greek EU Presidency and the Convention on the Future of Europe
Speakers: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, LSE; Dr Kirsty Hughes, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies Brussels & Associate Fellow, European Institute, LSE
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2003

The Greek EU Presidency
Speaker: Mr Christos Protopapas, Hellenic Minister of Press and Information & Government Spokesman Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE
Date: Friday, 7 March 2003

Issues on Greek Migration Trends and Policy Considerations
Speaker: Dr Gregory T. Papanikos, Secretary General, Economic and Social Committee of Greece (OKE) Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE
Date: Tuesday, 11 March 2003

The Modernisation Experiment: The Greek Socialists in Power 1996-2002
Speaker: Dr Dimitris Papadimitriou, Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE
Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2003


 

Summer Term

Formal Weakness and Informal Strength: Civil Society in Contemporary Greece
Speaker: Dr Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Senior Research Officer, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Tuesday 20 May 2003

Greece between Old and New Europe: Strategic Challenges in a Changing European and International Security Environment
Speaker: Dr Lou Klarevas, Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Tuesday 27 May 2003

2000-01

Michalemas Term

The State of the Balkans after the War in Kosovo Speakers: B. Clark, The Economist; V. Gligorov, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies; M. Kaldor, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE; J. Pettifer, University of Bath; S. Woodward, King's College, London January 2000

The Prospects for Democracy in South Eastern Europe
Speakers: Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros, National Ombudsman of Greece / University of Athens Discussant: Dr Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Law Department, LSE
February 2000

The Repercussions of the Elsinki European Council on the Greek-Turkish Relations, the Cyprus Accession to the European Union and the European Integration of Turkey [in Greek] Speakers: Spyros Economides, LSE; Andreas Hatzikyriakos, Mega Channel, Cyprus; Alkis Kourkoulas, Newspaper To Vima; Christos Stylianidis, Political Modernisation Movement, Cyprus March 2000 (co-organised with the Hellenic Centre)

Globalization, Europeanization and Changing Models of European Capitalism Speakers: Professor Vivien Schmidt, International Relations, Boston University, Discussant: Professor David Soskice, Visiting Professor, LSE
March 2000

The Balkans and the Markets Speaker: Andrew Kenningham, Senior Economist, Emerging Markets Research, Merrill Lynch
November 2000


 

Lent Term

The Federal Future of Europe Sperakers: Professor Dusan Sidjanski, University of Geneva; Professor PaulTaylor, LSE and Professor William Wallace, LSE Chair: Professor Loukas Tsoukalis
January 2001

Diaspora, Identity and Nation-Building Speaker: Professor Paschalis Kitromilides, University of Athens Discussant: Professor Fred Halliday, International Relations, LSE
January 2001

Politicising the Diaspora: Contested Identities among the Greek Cypriot Community in Britain Speaker: Dr Madeleine Dimitriou, PhD, University of Kent, Canterbury
11 January 2001

Learning through Participation; Greece and the IGCs
Speaker: Athina Markantoni, PhD, University of Kent, Canterbury
25 January 2001

Local Government Corruption and Scandals in Greece
Speaker: Dimitris Christopoulos, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England 8 February 2001

Projections of the 'Nation' and 'Other' in Greek and Turkish History Textbooks
Speaker: Dr Yasemin Soysal & Ms Vasilia Antoniou, University of Essex
February 2001

In search of an Advocacy Coalition: Making the Greek Pension System fit the Eurozone
Speaker: Dr Dimitris Papadimitriou, Lecturer, University of Bradford
22 February 2001

Human Rights and the EU's Foreign Policy
Speaker:Ruby Gropas, PhD, University of Cambridge
8 March 2001