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Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE. Established in 1996, it is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. Read more about the HO


Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Political development and the rise of the Golden Dawn in Greece
by Antonis ELLINAS, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Cyprus
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House,LSE 
Time: 18:00-19:30


Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutions
by Margot SALOMON,  Associate Professor; Law Department and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE; Director Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, LSE
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House,LSE
Time: 18.00-19.30

Apostolos G. Papadopoulos - edit

Monday, 18 January 2016
Seminar: From migration crisis to refugee crisis in Europe: Securitization priorities vs Integration policies?
by Apostolos G. PAPADOPOULOS, Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece and
Visiting Research Fellow, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University, London
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House,LSE


For more information on the Hellenic Observatory Past Events
please visit the Events section.

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here

  • Dr Rosa Vasilaki's research proposal was awarded second prize by the Greek Politics Specialist Group. The proposal is a continuation of Rosa’s research at the Hellenic Observatory as a postdoctoral fellow, which looked at the experience of policing the crisis and its violent manifestations, at the views and perceptions of police officers vis-à-vis their role and their relationship with the protesting public, as well as at their thoughts about political transformation.
  • Dr Rosa Vasilaki wrote an article titled 'Το μεταναστευτικό ως πολιτικό ζήτημα' ("Immigration as a political issue"), News247 (21 November 2015)
  • Dr Rosa Vasilaki wrote an article titled 'Ο Ισλαμισμός θα χτυπήσει και τη δική μας πόρτα' on the topic of Islamism, Imerisia (21 November 2015)
  • Dr Platon Tinios wrote an article titled 'Ασφαλιστικό: Εξήντα χρόνια Κασσάνδρες' ("Insurance: Sixty years Cassandras"), LIFO (12 November 2015)
    Read a PDF version here.
  • Dr Platon Tinios wrote an article titled 'Το μεγάλο φροντιστήριο του ασφαλιστικού: Θα επωφεληθούμε', Economic Review, (November 2015)
    Read a PDF version here.
  • Dr Platon Tinios wrote an article titled 'Το Ελληνικό Σύστημα Συντάξεων: Προς ένα νέο κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο' ("The Greek Pension System: Towards a new social contract"), Athens Review of  Books, (November 2015)
    Read a PDF version here.
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone discussed Cameron’s strategy on the EU referendum in an Op-Ed for the Kathimerini newspaper (Greece) in an article titled ‘Europe is just a domestic game’ (15 November 2015)
  • Dr Angelos Chryssogelos was quoted in an article titled 'Greek Banking Crisis 2015 Update: What Will Recapitalization Mean For Average Greeks?', International Business Times (5 November 2015)
  • Dr Angelos Chryssogelos authored an article titled 'Greece’s Migration Card in the Austerity Waiting Game', Euro Insight (3 November 2015)
  • Dr Rebecca Bryant authored an article titled 'The EU's Dirty Deal', IRIN Global (19 October 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone's and Professor Dimitri Papadimitriou's lecture at the Megaron Athens Concert Halls has been reviewed in an article in Protothema (16 October 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone's and Professor Dimitri Papadimitriou's lecture at the Megaron Athens Concert Halls has been reviewed in an article in Kathimerini (16 October 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone and Professor Dimitri Papadimitriou's  recent book 'Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power' was mentioned in an article in the Greek newspaper ProtoThema (11 October 2015)
  • Dr Platon Tinios authored an article titled 'Ελληνικό «τρικ» με τις μειώσεις συντάξεων' ("Greek 'trick' with slashed pensions"), Kathimerini (11 October 2015)
  • Dr Effie Fokas was quoted in the article 'Les comptes bien peu orthodoxes de l’Eglise grecque', Le Monde (July 2015)
  • Prof Kevin Featherstone's and Prof Dimitri Papadimitriou's recent book 'Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power' has been reviewed by Thanasis Kontogeorgis at Kathimerini (4 October 2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay and Dr Rebecca Bryant were cited in the article 'Playing the long game – but for how long?', examining the current state of the Cyprus reunification talks, Cyprus Mail (21 September 2015)
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone  was interviewed on Sky TV, BBC World and News TV on the outcome of the Greek elections (20 September 2015) 
  • Dr Vasslis Monastiriotis  was quoted in an article by Benjamin Dodman, profiling the leader of New Democracy party in Greece, France 24 (18 September 2015)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis  gave a live studio interview for the programme European Closing Bell (anchoring, Louisa Bojesen) about the Greek elections and the state of the economy, CNBC Europeon (17 September 2015)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was interviewed on the Worldview programme about the Cyprus reunification talks, WBEZ Radio, Chicago (15 September 2015)
 Kevin Featherstone-Prime Ministers in Greece

Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris
Oxford University Press, June 2015

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NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.94
Kostas Ifantis
, Dimitrios Triantaphyllou and Andreas Kotelis
National Role and Foreign Policy: An Exploratory Study of Greek Elites’ Perceptions towards Turkey
August 2015

NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.93
Yannis Tsirbas
and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
What do Greek political elites think about Europe and the crisis? An exploratory analysis
July 2015

 The Europeanisation of Statehood

The Europeanisation of Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus
Kyris, George
Ashgate, 2015
Discount coupon for 50% off available here when you buy the book.


'Wit and Greece's economic crisis: Ironic slogans, food, and anti-austerity sentiments'
Knight, Daniel M.
American Ethnologist, Volume 42, Issue 2,  pages 230–246, May 2015

Daniel-Knight - History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece

History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece
Knight, Daniel M., Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory and Foreword by Robert Layton
May 2015, Palgrave Macmillan


For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here

For a detailed timeline of the crisis, including media coverage, progress reports, opinion polls and other resources, please click here.

Blogs, analysis and monitoring

Hellenic Observatory (Greece@LSE): http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/category/the_greek-debt-crisis/

Crisis Observatory, ELIAMEP: http://crisisobs.gr/en/the-observatory/

Policy Analysis Research Unit (Athens University of Economics and Business): http://www.paru.gr/

The Greek Crisis blog: http://www.greekcrisis.net/

Greek Economists for Reform: http://greekeconomistsforreform.com/

Greek Public Policy Forum: http://www.greekpublicpolicyforum.org/

Protagon: http://www.protagon.gr

Greek Ministry of Finance: http://www.minfin.gr/portal/en

European Commission, Economic and Financial Affairs: http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/index_en.htm 

Euro Crisis in the Press: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/

Stratfor: https://www.stratfor.com/topics/economics-and-finance/europes-economic-crisis?older=1436773273 




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