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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


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 
Chair: Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor of Political Economy

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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
Chair: Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor of Political Economy

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Greece Facing the Immigration and Refugee Crisis

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

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

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory

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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

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory 

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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

Chair: Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor of Political Economy

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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

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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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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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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