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Hellenic Observatory: Public Lectures, Events and Seminars

Details are also available on the Hellenic Observatory website.|

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday 9 October 2007,
Dr George Pagoulatos (Associate Professor of Politics, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece)
'Conditionality, EMU, and the Limits of Reform: reflections on southern European adjustment'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 23 October 2007, 18:30, Old Theatre, Old Building
8th HO Annual Lecture of the Hellenic Observatory
Dr Costas Simitis (former Prime Minister of Greece)
'Is Democracy in Crisis? Lessons from the Greek Experience'| (read the report)
Transcript online (PDF)|


Monday 5 November 2007, 18:30, Old Theatre, Old Building
2nd 'Byron Theodoropoulos Lecture' on foreign and security policy
Mrs Dora Bakoyannis (Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs)
'Greece and Europe'|


Tuesday 13 November 2007, Cowdray House, Room J116
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Dr Dimitris Triantafyllou (Director General, International Centre for Black Sea Studies, Greece)
'The EU and the wider Black Sea area: what role for Greece?'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 20 November 2007, Cowdray House, Room J116
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Prof Costas Meghir (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UCL and Co-Director, ESRC Research Centre at the Institute of Fiscal Studies)
'Microeconomic reform options for Greece'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 27 November 2007, Cowdray House, Room J116
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Dr James Ker-Lindsay (Senior Research Fellow, European Research Centre, Kingston University)
'1999 and All That: Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its impact'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 11 December 2007, Cowdray House, Room J116
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Dr. Nicos Christodoulakis (Greek Minister of Economics and Finance (2001-2004), Professor of Economic Analysis, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens Economics University)
'The Greek Economy in the Euro-Zone: A Retrospective & Future Challenges'


Lent Term

Tuesday 15 January 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Dr Effie Fokas (A. C. Laskarides Post-doctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory)
'Micro-perspectives on Immigrant Welfare in Greece'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Wednesday 23 January 2008, Hong Kong Theatre, 6.30pm
Hellenic Observatory Public Lecture (in association with the European Institute - FT Business The Future of Europe Series)
Discussion between
Dr Michalis Sarris
(Minister of Finance for the Republic of Cyprus) and Professor Christopher Pissarides (Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics, LSE)
Cyprus Enters the 'Euro-zone': challenges and implications|


Tuesday 29 January 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Prof Rumen Gechev (Professor of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia)
'The trade-offs between transition and sustainable development in the former socialist countries of the Balkans'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 12 February 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios (NBG Senior Research Fellow at the HO and Lecturer, Kent Business School, University of Kent);
Dr Kostas Tzioumis
(MEF Senior Research Fellow at the HO and Consultant, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency, The World Bank)
'Greek FDI and FDI in Greece' - A Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr Spyros Economides


Tuesday 26 February 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Prof. Vladimir Gligorov (Professor of Economics, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies)
'Foreign aid in the Balkans' (provisional title)
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 4th March 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Professor Euclid Tsakalotos (Department of International & European Economics Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business)
Market constraints, political power and the dilemmas of the centre-left in Greece (provisional)
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Tuesday 11 March 2008, Cowdray House, Room J116, 6pm
Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar
Prof Ioannis Theodosiou
(Centre for European Labour Market Research, University of Aberdeen Business School, University of Aberdeen)
'Socio-Economic Differences in the Perceived Quality of High- and Low-paid Jobs in the European Union'
Chair: Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis


Summer Term

Wednesday 30th April 2008, Hong Kong Theatre, 6.30pm-8.00pm
LSE European Institute - FT Business Future of Europe lecture series in association with the Hellenic Observatory
Nicholas Garganas (Governor of the Bank of Greece)
'The Single Monetary Policy and the Analytics of OCA's: what has the Euro area experience taught us?'
Chair: Kevin Featherstone

Nicholas Garganas will look at how the introduction of the Euro challenges monetary policy. Nicholas C. Garganas is Governor of the Bank of Greece, a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank, and a Governor of the International Monetary Fund for Greece.


Wednesday 25th June 2008, National Bank of Greece, Athens
Fourth Annual LSE Hellenic Observatory Conference
"Welfare and Pension Reform in Europe: learning from each other?"

Mr. Nikos Analytis
(Chairman, Greek Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, and Chairman, Advisory Committee for Pension Reform)

Professor Nicholas Barr
(European Institute, London School of Economics)

Professor Anton Hemerijck
(Director, Netherlands Council for Government Policy)

Mr. Giorgos Romanias
(Scientific Advisory, Employment Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Workers)

 

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