Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE.
Established in 1996, the Hellenic Observatory is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece. It brings together a core group of LSE academics, and a range of Research, Post-Doctoral and Visiting Fellows, to create a multidisciplinary network of social scientists researching Greece. The Hellenic Observatory is affiliated to two other units at the European Institute: LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe & Contemporary Turkish Studies; while in 2011 it expanded its coverage to include contemporary Cyprus
We publish an in-house discussion papers series and have an extensive schedule of public lectures, seminars and conferences (including a biennial PhD Symposium); while our staff and fellows publish regularly in international scientific and policy outlets and engage in individual and collaborative research projects. For more information click on the relevant tabs below.
We are currently busy planning the 2014/15 public programme which will commence in October 2014. More information on our future events will be available in August.
Professor Kevin Featherstone was quoted in the article 'A Greek Taxing Woman Faces Task of Restoring Confidence', Bloomberg (24/06/14).
Dr James Ker-Lindsay was cited in the article 'Cyprus Bishop Tries to Regain Lost Clout', Wall Street Journal (06/06/14).
Professor Kevin Featherstone in Kathimerini, Greece, wrote an Op-Ed on last week's European elections: 'Civilised Europe should be appalled'.
Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'US vice-president Joe Biden pushes energy cooperation in visit to Cyprus', Guardian (22/05/14)
Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis has been appointed member of the Scientific Council (Advisory Board) of the “Administration and Public Employment Review” (RAEP), a policy review published by the Directorate General for Administration and Public Employment (DGAEP) of the Ministry of Finance, Portugal.
Professor Kevin Featherstone and Dr Adonis Pegasiou will participate in a public seminar on the findings of the Research Project entitled Europeanisation of Cyprus’s Economy, funded by the Research Promotion Foundation( 23/05/2014, 17.00-19.00, European University Cyprus)
Dr James Ker-Lindsay contributed to the BBC Radio 4 programme "Cyprus: Divided Memory, United Future?" as an academic consultant (06/05/14)
Dr James Ker-Lindsay was cited in the article "Turkey insists on its offshore boundaries", Cyprus Mail (03/05/2014)
Professor Kevin Featherstone's book The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union was chosen for the “100 books on Europe to remember” book list, compiled by the European Parliament. You can access the list here.
When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923
Edited by Vally Lytra
Dr James Ker-Lindsay contributed a chapter, titled 'The Politics of Identity, Language and Culture: Does a Cyprus solution still matter?', pp.109-124.
Germany's War Debt to Greece: A Burden Unsettled
Author: Nicos Christodoulakis, Research Associate LSE, Hellenic Observatory.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The public-private duality in wage reforms and adjustment during the Greek crisis
Monastiriotis, Vassilis and Christopoulou, Rebekka
Crisis Observatory (ELIAMEP)
Turkey and the European Union; Facing New Challenges and Opportunities
Edited by Firat Cengiz, Lars Hoffmann
Chapters contributed by Dr George Kyris , Hellenic Observatory & Neapolis University Post-Doctoral Fellow and Dr Nikos Skoutaris recent A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory.
The Slow Growth and Sudden Demise of Supplementary Pension Provision in Cyprus
Casey, Bernard H and Yiallouros, Panayiotis, Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol 7, No. 2 , pp-2-51, 2013
Social Issues in Focus
New Generation Research on a Changing Greece
Five A.C Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellows, LSE: Effie Fokas
, Diana Bozhilova
, Effie Vraniali
, Elpida Prasopoulou
and Athanasia Chalari
Introduction by Kevin Featherstone, Economia Publishing
The Cypriot Economic Collapse - More Than a Conventional South European Failure
Authors: Adonis Pegasiou, Research Associate, European University Cyprus Research Centre ; Visiting Fellow, LSE Hellenic Observatory
Journal of Mediterranean Politics, 2013
Οι τελευταίοι Οθωμανοί - Η μουσουλμανική μειονότητα της Δυτικής Θράκης, 1940-1949
Featherstone K, Παπαδημητρίου Δ, Μαμαρέλης Α, Νιάρχος Γ
Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, 2013
The book was published in English by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2013)
For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here
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