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Podcasts and Videos

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Podcasts and videos are available for many of our past events, with more being added to the archive soon! You can also find a list of past podcasts under the events listings in the events and seminar pages.

Recent Highlights

 


Cyprus and the new geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean 

Monday 2 December 2019, 18.30-20.00 

Speaker: Averof Neofytou, Member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus and President of the Democratic Rally
Chair: Kevin Featherstone,  Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 
Welcome Address: Louis Loizou, Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association UK

Co-hosted by the Hellenic Observatory and the Hellenic Bankers Association UK

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Brain Gain: an exciting future for Greece

Wednesday 27 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: 
Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A. C. Laskaridis Foundation 
Konstantinos Kyranakis, Member of Parliament, Hellenic Parliament
Angela Stathi, CEO, Reload Greece 
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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Will Greece Reform?

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 18.30-20.00

Speaker: Nikos Konstantaras, Columnist for Kathimerini Newspaper
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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Fiscal Space in the Eurozone: redistribution in Greece and Ireland

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 18:00-19:30

Speakers: 
Angelos Angelou, PhD candidate at the European Institute
Chrysoula Papalexatou, Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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The Last Bluff : how Greece came face-to-face with financial catastrophe and the secret plan for its euro exit

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: 
Victoria Dendrinou, Reporter for Bloomberg News in Brussels
Eleni Varvitsioti, Brussels correspondent for Kathimerini Newspaper and SKAI TV
Discussant: Hugo Dixon, Journalist, entrepreneur and campaigner
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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Greek Politics After the 2019 Elections: future prospects

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: 
Maria Karaklioumi, Political Analyst at polling company RASS SA. 
Spyros Kosmidis, Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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Revisiting Challenges to Greek Foreign Policy

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 18:00-19:30

Speaker: Spyros Economides, Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics, LSE; Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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The Future of British Politics after BREXIT

Thursday 10th October 2019, 18:45-20:30

Speaker: Tony Travers, Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE
Discussant: Alexis Papahelas, Editor-in-Chief of 'Kathimerini'
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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The IMF and the Greek Crisis: myths and realities

Monday 30 September 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Poul Thomsen, Director of the European Department, IMF
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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Five things we Don’t Know about the Economic Crisis in Greece

Saturday 15 June 2019, 14:00-15:30

Speaker: Dimitris Papadimitriou, Professor of Politics, University of Manchester
Discussant: George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business 

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The Future of the Greek Banking System

Tuesday 11 June, 18.30-20.00 

Speakers: Alon Avner, Head of Bain Capital Credit Europe
Sabina Dziurman, Director for Greece and Cyprus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Christos Megalou, CEO, Piraeus Bank
Anastasia Sakellariou, CEO, Praxia Bank
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE 

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17th Hellenic Observatory Annual Lecture, A New Model for the Greek Labour Market

Friday 22 March 2019, 18.30-20.00

Speaker: Effie Achtsioglou, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity 

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The Future of Eurozone: what reforms are needed

Thursday 14th March 2019, 19.00-20.30

Speaker: Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, LSE
Discussant: Helen Louri-Dendrinou, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

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Transforming the housing system: austerity and property taxation during the 'Greek crisis'

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 18:00-19:30 

Speaker: Philipp Katsinas, Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Greece Facing the Immigration and Refugee Crisis

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 18:30-20:00

Speakers: 
Antigone Lyberaki, General Manager, SolidarityNow
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization
Lilian Tsourdi, Departmental Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, University of Oxford

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Making a Difference in Greece 

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Speaker: Kostis Hatzidakis, Member of the Greek Parliament, Vice President of the New Democracy Party

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Towards a National Competition and Competitiveness Policy for Greece 

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Speaker: Yannis Katsoulakos, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

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From the Mediterranean Crisis to Brexit: transformations and challenges of citizens' European identity

17 January 2019 

Speaker: Michael Bruter, Professor of Political Science and European Politics, LSE

Discussant: Effie Fokas, Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

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The Case of the Far-Right and Far-Left in Greece: Understanding Online Political Networks

15 January 2019

Speaker: Lamprini RoriLecturer on Politics, University of Exeter

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Greek to Me: a memoir of academic life

4 December 2018

Speaker: Richard Clogg, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford

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Growth strategies for Greece and Cyprus

27 November 2018

Speakers: 
Gikas Hardouvelis, Professor of Finance and Economics, University of Piraeus in Greece
Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, LSE; Professor of European Studies, University of Cyprus
Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Interior, Cyprus
Dimitri Vayanos, Professor of Finance, LSE

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Lessons learned from the Greek Crisis: reflections from George Papandreou

19 November 2018

Speaker: George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece (Oct 2009-Nov 2011) 

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Modeling Transformation: EU, Greece and NBG

13 November 2018

Speaker: Costas P. Michaelides, Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Greece

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The political consequences of intergenerational inequality in Greece

6 November 2018

Speaker: Spyros Kosmidis,Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford 

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Rebooting the Greek Economy: How Greece can lift growth, employment and stabilise public debt

30 October 2018

Speaker: Nicos Christodoulakis, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Discussant: Manolis Galenianos, Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London

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Reframing Greece's Russian Policy

23 October 2018

Speaker: Dr Panagiota Manoli, Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Greece) 

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The Future of Healthcare: Staying healthy in the 21st Century- A View from Greece

4 October 2018

Speaker: Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Group

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Greece out of crisis? Building a competitive economy

21 May 2018

Speakers: Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Group; Nikos Drandakis, Founder and CEO, Beat; Michael Tsamaz, Chairman and CEO, OTE Group

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Perspectives On a Cyprus Settlement and Developments In UK-Cyprus Relations Since 2010

9 May 2018

Speaker: Matthew Kidd CMG, Former British High Commissioner To Cyprus

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The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: mutual recognition lost?

20 March 2018

Speakers: Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni, PhD student, European Institute, LSE; Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, UK; Claudia Sternberg, Senior Research Associate at University College London’s European Institute, UK

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Greek Exports and Corporate Adjustment

12 March 2018

Speakers: Anthony Bartzokas, Board Alternate Director, EBRD and Peter Sanfey, Deputy Director for Country Economics and Policy, EBRD

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Fake News, Propaganda and Media in Greece

27 February 2018

Speaker: Nikos Pappas, Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information

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The Effects of Economic Crisis on Greek Entrepreneurship

6 February 2018

Speaker: Jessie Voumvaki, Senior Economist, Head of Entrepreneurship and Business Analysis, Economic Analysis Department, National Bank of Greece

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Where is Brexit heading?

5 February 2018

Speaker: Simon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, LSE; Academic Director, LSE Institute of Public Affairs
Discussant: George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy (AUEB); Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges

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Nation Branding and Nation Competitiveness: Implications for Greece

23 January 2018

Speaker: George J. Avlonitis, Professor of Marketing, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Social Partners and Reforms in the Wage-Setting System in Greece under Austerity

9 January 2018

Speakers: Andreas Kornelakis, King’s College London; Horen Voskeritsian, UWE-Bristol and Panos Kapotas, University of Portsmouth

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Archive 

2017 -  2018

Non-Performing Loans and Resolving Private Sector Insolvency: Experiences from the EU Periphery and the Case of Greece

16 October 2017 

Speakers: Christos Gortsos, (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Nikolaos Karamouzis (HBA & Eurobank Ergasias) and Platon Monokroussos (Eurobank Ergasias and Hellenic Observatory

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2016-17

16th HO Annual Lecture: Defeating populism, defending the truth and unleashing the potential of the Greek economy

15 May, 2017

Speaker: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of Nea Dimokratia

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Cyprus: Revival from the crisis in the European Economic Dimension

13 March, 2017

Speaker: Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus

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Game Over - The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis

22 February 2017

Speaker: George Papaconstantinou, Former Greek Finance Minister

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