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Modern Greek Politics

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory

Online public event

Speakers

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Brigid Laffan

Professor Brigid Laffan

Discussant

Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis

Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis

Discussant

Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

Professor George Tsebelis

Professor George Tsebelis

Discussant

Chair

Dr Spyros Economides

Dr Spyros Economides

Join us for this event that will introduce the new volume The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics, edited by Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos.

This ground-breaking volume provides a panorama of Greek politics from the transition to democracy in 1974 to the present day. Its 43 chapters are written by leading Greek and international specialists, providing unprecedented breadth and authority. Join the editors in a discussion with Brigid Laffan, Kalypso Nicolaidis and George Tsebelis, concerning its major arguments and themes and the challenges for Greece.

Meet our speakers and chair

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory. He was the first foreign member of the National Council for Research and Technology (ESET) in Greece, serving from 2010-2013. He has contributed regularly to international media on European and Greek politics.

Brigid Laffan (@BrigidLaffan) is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (EUI), Florence. She was Vice-President of UCD and Principal of the College of Human Sciences from 2004 to 2011. She was the founding director of the Dublin European Institute UCD from 1999 and in March 2004 she was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Kalypso Nicolaidis is professorial Chair in Transnational Governance at the EUI School of Transnational Governance in Florence. She is currently on leave from the University of Oxford where she has been Professor of International Relations and a governing body fellow at St Antony’s College at the European Studies Centre since 1999. Previously Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and at ENA, she has worked with numerous EU institutions. Her last book is: Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit

LSE alumnus Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (@DimitriASotiro1) is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. In 2003 he was Senior Research Fellow at LSE's Hellenic Observatory, in 2009-2010 Visiting Fellow in South East European Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford and in the autumn of 2016 Visiting Fellow at the Science Po, Paris. In 2018-2019 he was Visiting Professor at Tufts University and Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Center of European Studies at Princeton’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. 

George Tsebelis is the Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; honorary PhD from the University of Crete. His work uses Game Theoretic models to analyze the effects of institutions; it covers Western European countries and the European Union. His more recent work studies institutions in Latin America and in countries of Eastern Europe, as well as Greece.

Spyros Economides is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Politics at LSE and Deputy Director of the Hellenic Observatory. His current research concentrates on the external relations and security policies of the EU; Europeanisation and foreign policy, and the EU’s relationship with the Western Balkans. His latest publication is Economides and Sperling (eds.) EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance.

More about this event

The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.

You can order the book with a 30% discount ahead of its launch by using code ASFLYQ6 at checkout at The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics. An interview with the editors about the book can be found at The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics: An interview with the editors.

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