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1st 'Byron Theodoropoulos Lecture'

            The Foreign Policy of Modern Greece: an introspective approach

Ambassador Byron Theodoropoulos


Date  Friday, 2 December 2005
Time 19:15
Venue Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Ambassador Theodoropoulos is the doyen of Greek diplomacy. His lengthy and highly celebrated career at the highest levels of the Greek diplomatic service saw him involved in all the key decisions, in all the key issue areas of Greek foreign policy, in the second half of the twentieth century.

From the initial workings of the United Nations, through to relations with Turkey, the Cyprus question and ultimately Greek accession to the European Economic Community, Ambassador Theodoropoulos participated actively and decisively in the formulation and implementation of Greek foreign policy. Apart from his career in public service Ambassador Theodoropoulos is also a prolific author.

His scholarly output, and policy analyses, range from considering the contemporary relevance of Thucydides to the foreign policy of Modern Greece. In recognition of his contribution to scholarship, the University of Athens recently honoured him with a Doctorate in Law and Political Science.