Home > European Institute > Research > Hellenic Observatory > Events > Policy & Research Seminars Series
How to contact us

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


Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6066
   &  +44 (0)20 7107 5326


Email icon|  blogger-logo|  FB icon|  Twitter icon|


Policy & Research Seminars

The Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar series provides a forum for academic and policy research addressed mainly to student and academic audiences within London, but also to the wider Greek community.

Topics cover mainly current economic, public policy and foreign policy issues related to Greece, Cyprus and southeast Europe region but also extent to topics on culture and history.

The seminars run normally fortnightly every second Tuesday during the two teaching terms and are open to all with no ticket required; entry is on a first come-first served basis.

For more information email hellenicovservatory@lse.ac.uk| or call +44 (0)20 7955 6066 and +44 (0)20 7107 5326.

Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11, 1st floor, Cowdray House
European Institute, LSE, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2AE( (LSE Map|)


Full Term Programmes:
Michaelmas| - Lent|


Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Crisis and Austerity: A Painful Watershed for the Greek Welfare State
by Maria PETMESIDOU, Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace; ROP/ISSC Fellow
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Civil Society and Religion in Greece in a Period of Crisis
by Manussos MARANGUDAKIS, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Greece: The Persistence of Political Terrorism
by George KASSIMERIS, Reader in Terrorism Studies, University of Wolverhampton
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The Dynamics of Conflict in the Greek Civil War 1946-49
by Nicos CHRISTODOULAKIS, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics & Business; Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 3 December 2013
On the Limits of Fiscal Consolidation within a Monetary Union - How to resolve the austerity puzzle at the Europeriphery
by Iannis (John) A. MOURMOURAS, Chief Economic Adviser to the Greek Prime Minister; Former Deputy Finance Minister of Greece 
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The slow growth and sudden demise of supplementary pension provision in Cyprus
by Bernard H. CASEY, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Emerging ethnic economies at times of crisis: socio-economic and spatial dimensions of migrants’ entrepreneurship in Athens
by Panos HATZIPROKOPIOU , Department of Spatial Planning & Development, School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Hellenic Observatory gratefully acknowledges the National Bank of Greece for the funding of this research project.
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Does the Greek labour market work? Crisis and adjustment across the Greek regions
by Vassilis MONASTIRIOTIS, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of South East Europe, LSE
Seminar Details|


Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Crisis and famine in island Greece: Sovereign debt, political violence and topologies of memory in Chios
by Nicolas ARGENTI, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Brunel University
Seminar Details |


Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The Greek Growth Project
by Theodore PELAGIDIS, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, USA; Professor of Economic Analysis, University of Piraeus
Seminar Details|