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A Strategy for Southern Europe?

Assessing Challenges, Exploring Opportunities

Date: Monday 14th October 2013
Venue: LSE BOX, 5th Floor, LSE Tower 3, Clements Inn, Strand, WC2A 2AZ


09.00 – 09.30 Arrival, registration and breakfast

09.30-09.45/ Welcoming remarks

  • Professor Michael Cox (Founding Co-Director, LSE IDEAS) 


09.45-10.15/ Introductory Panel: Southern Europe: Past, Present, Future

  • Dr Effie PEDALIU (Fellow, LSE IDEAS)
  • Professor Roberto ALIBONI (Scientific Advisor, Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Chair: Dr Eirini KARAMOUZI (Deputy Head SEIAP/LSE IDEAS, Max Weber Fellow EUI)


10.15-12.00/Panel I: Security and Defence on the Southern Border of the EU

  • Dr Thanos DOKOS (Director General, ELIAMEP)
  • Professor Nuno Severiano TEIXEIRA (Professor /Pro-Rector Nova University of Lisbon) and Ana Santos PINTO (Nova University of Lisbon)
  • Michael CODNER (Senior Research Fellow of Military Sciences, RUSI)
  • Dr Claire SPENCER (Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House)

Discussant: Dr Henrik HEIDENKAMP (Research Fellow, RUSI)

Chair: Ana GOMES (MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)


12.00-13.00 / Lunch Break


13.00-14.30 / Panel II - Migration Policy in Southern Europe: Challenges, Prospects and Constraints

  • Professor Anna TRIANDAFYLLIDOU (Professor and Director Global Governance Programme, EUI)
  •  Dr Elsa LECHNER (Co-coordinator of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Group, CES)
  •  Simon MCMAHON (PhD European Studies, King’s College London)
  •  Dr Sarah WOLFF (Lecturer, Queen Mary University)

Chair and Discussant: Professor Ruth FERRERO (Professor, Universidad Complutense of Madrid)


14.30-15.00 / Coffee Break


15.00-16.30 / Panel III: The Geopolitics of Energy

  •  Christopher COATS (Journalist, Forbes)
  •  Dr Simone TAGLIAPIETRA (Researcher, FEEM)
  •  Dr Olgu OKUMUS (Director of Research and Strategy, Sciences Po)

Discussant: Dr Theodoros TSAKIRIS (Assistant Professor, University of Nicosia and Head of Energy and Geopolitics, ELIAMEP)

Chair: Dr Sabina SCARPELLINI (Socio-economics Area Director, CIRCE, University of Zaragoza)


16.30-16.45 / Coffee Break


16.45 / 17.45 / Roundtable Discussion: Rethinking Southern Europe in a Changing World

  • Dr Eduard SOLER I LECHA (Coordinator, Mediterranean & Middle East Programme, CIDOB)
  •  Professor Paul DE GRAUWE (John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, LSE)
  •  Dr Jonathan HOPKIN (Reader in Comparative Politics, LSE)

Discussant: James ROGERS (Lecturer in International Relations, Baltic Defence College)

Chair: Teresa RIBEIRO (Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Union for the Mediterranean)


The LSE IDEAS Southern Europe Programme is proudly supported by:

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Hellenic Petroleum
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