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Policy & Research Seminars

The Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar series provides a forum for academic and policy research. Topics cover 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, 18.00-19.30 during the Michaelmas and Lent terms.Free and open to all with no ticket required (unless announced otherwise); Entry is on a first come-first served basis.

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here.


Tuesday, 4 October 2016
The Political Economy of NPLs resolution in Greece: Ownership and Conditionality

Speaker: Eleni PANAGIOTAREA, Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House 
Time: 18.00-19.30


Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Communication architecture of the border: Constructions of Europe’s humanitarian securitization

Speaker: Myria GEORGIOU, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Media and Communications, LSE
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House 
Time: 18:00-19:30


Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The Analytics of the Greek Crisis

Speaker: Dimitri VAYANOS, Professor of Finance, Head of the Department of Finance, Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE
Venue: LSE campus, Room TBC

This event is free and open to all; Registration is required via
Sale ends Monday 7 November, 9am


Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Outward migration from Greece during the crisis

Speakers: Lois LABRIANIDIS, Secretary General for Strategic and Private Investments, Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism; Professor of Economic Georgraphy, University of Macedonia;
, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Macedonia; Research Fellow, Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House 
Time: 18:00-19:30

We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Advance or Regression? Gender balance and the crisis in Greece

Speakers: Antigone LYBERAKI, Professor of Economics, Panteion University; Visiting Professor, Hellenic Observatory
Platon TINIOS, Assistant Professor at Piraeus University; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory;
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House
Time: 18.00-19.30

We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.


The Lent Term Policy & Research Seminars programme will be released soon.