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President Anastasiades Public Lecture

The true story about the geopolitical role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?

Speaker : H.E Nicos ANASTASIADES
President of the Republic of Cyprus
Chair : Professor Kevin Featherstone
Hellenic Observatory Director, LSE
Date :

Thursday 16 January 2014, 18.30-20.00

President Anastasiades gave a public lecture as part of the Hellenic Observatory’s ongoing programme of events. The lecture was entitled, ‘The true story about the geopolitical role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?’. The President covered a range of issues: finding a solution to the Cyprus ‘problem’; Cyprus’ role in the eastern Mediterranean; his desire that Cyprus join the ‘Partnership for Peace’ programme; the benefits of exploiting the hydrocarbon reserves around the island’s shores; and, Cyprus’ exit from the euro-crisis. 

A Q&A followed, chaired by Professor Kevin Featherstone.  The lecture was held in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE and was attended by over 400 guests, with at least 50 more watching via a video-link from another room.  The President was accompanied by several senior members of his administration, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides; the Minister of Finance, Mr. Haris Georgiades; and, the Minister for Commerce, Energy and Tourism, Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis  A private dinner was held afterwards, hosted by Professor Stuart Corbridge, LSE Provost.

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Nicos_Anastasiades_6891Mr. H. Georgiades (Finance Minister), Mr. I Kasoulides (Minister of Foregin Affairs), Mr. Y. Lakkotrypis, (Minister of Energy), Professor Kevin Featherstone (Hellenic Observatory Director), H.E Nicos Anastasiades (President of the Republic of Cyprus), Sir Christopher Pissarides (Regius Professor of Economics; Chairman of the Council of National Economy, Cyprus), Professor Stuart Corbridge (Provost and Deputy Director, LSE), Mr. C. Stylianides (Government Spokesman)  and H.C Ambassador E.L. Evriviades
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Professor Featherstone, Mrs Andri Anastasiades ( First Lady), President Anastasiades, Professor Stuart Corbridge ( Provost and Deputy Director, LSE)

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The Right Honourable David Lidington (Minister of State for Europe) welcoming President Anastasiades

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The Right Honourable David Lidington (Minister of State for Europe)

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Professor Featherstone and President Anastasiades during the Q&A session

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President Anastasiades answering questions during the Q&A session

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President Anastasiades trying the LSE cap, one of the gifts given to him by the Hellenic Observatory

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President Anastasiades and Professor Featherstone exchanging gifts

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