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The Hellenic Observatory
European Institute
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6066
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Through the organisation of conferences, research seminars and public lectures, the Hellenic Observatory addresses a range of topics of interest to academic, financial and industrial institutions, policy-makers and the media. Its series of events help achieve one of its core missions, to encourage social dialogue and inform the academic and policy debates on contemporary policy issues for Greece and Southeast Europe.

Normally, the Hellenic Observatory concentrates on four types of events: Public Lectures, Research Seminars, PhD Symposia and Conferences.

Past Events



Panel Discussion: "Growth and Social Cohesion: Challenges for Greece and Beyond"|
Thursday 15 May 2014, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Event Gallery and Details  |

volos conference

'The Greek Economy: from Crisis to Development'|
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April 2014
Venue: Volos, Thessaly, Greece  
Two Day Conference co-organised by the Department of Planning and Regional Development, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Centre of Planning and Economic Research


Private Keynote Policy Symposium
Prospects and Challenges for Administrative Reform in Greece
Friday, 11 April 2014, 13:30 - 19:15
The Box, Tower 3, London School of Economics
Event Gallery and Details|


Reviving Famagusta; From Ghost Town to Eco-city?
Friday, 21 February 2014
A half day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory and Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Conference Details|

Cyprus president

The true story about the geopolitical role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?| 
, President of the Republic of Cyprus
Thursday 16 February 2014, 18.30-20.00
Event Details|

Open-Society Conference

Greek Politics in Crisis: Challenges to the Open Society
Friday, 29 November 2013, 9.00-17.00
One day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels
Conference Details|


The 13th Hellenic Observatory Annual Lecture: The Greek Ombudsman and Public Administration during Challenging Times
Monday, 25 November 2013, 18.30-20.00
Professor Calliope Spanou|, The Greek Ombudsman
Event Details|

Private seminar: The Challenges of Administrative Reform in Greece|
Friday, 1 November 2013
Dr Evy Christofilopoulou, Greek Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform
Canada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

Anthropological Perspectives on the Crisis in Southern Europe|
Friday, 28 June 2013
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology Department
Co-organised by the UCL’s Anthropology Department and the LSE’s Hellenic Observatory
Workshop details|


6th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece & Cyprus |
LSE, 6-7 June 2013
Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation 
Symposium details|


Conference: Whither Social Policy? Social Policy in Greece in times of Crisis
Organised by the University of the Peloponnese in association with the Hellenic Observatory
Friday, 17 May 2013
Conference details|


London Financial Regulation Seminar with Athanasios Orphanides
Co-hosted by the Financial Markets Group (FMG), the Hellenic Observatory and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)
Wednesday,15 May 2013
Event details|

Panel Discussion: Euro-crisis & Greece
Organised by the Hellenic Observatory & the Hellenic Bankers Association-UK
Speakers: Daniel Gros, Charles Goodhart, Michael Haliassos
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Event details| 

Public Lecture: Greece's way out of the crisis
Speaker: Alexis Tsipras, President of SYRIZA-USF
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Event details|


For details of events at the
Centre for Hellenic Studies in King's College click here|