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Progressive Governance: Greece and the New International Order

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Hellenic Observatory public dialogue

Date: Monday 27 April 2009
Time: 6.45-8.15pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: George Papandreou
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

George A. Papandreou is president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and president of Socialist International. He was minister of foreign affairs from 1999 to 2004, a period that saw inter alia a new rapprochement with Turkey. He has served as minister for national education and religious affairs on two occasions (1988-89; 1994-96).He is the son and grandson of two Greek prime ministers. In 2006 he became president of the Socialist International. The latter has given him a privileged perspective on the challenges to social democracy internationally.

Combining these responsibilities, he will address the twin themes of domestic and international governance. He will outline how he believes Greece needs to reform its own politics and governance and he will place this in the context of the current challenges to the international economic order.

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A transcript of George Papandreou's speech is now available to download.  Download: Progressive Governance: Greece and the New International Order (pdf)

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