Greek foreign policy: future challenges and opportunities

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory

In-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building)


Professor George Gerapetritis

Professor George Gerapetritis


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Contemporary politics reveal that the problems humanity is facing are not merely national or regional, but global, eroding and transcending the traditional notion of state sovereignty.

Climate change, worldwide aggression, migration flows, food crisis and public health emergencies have core common characteristics: they destroy certainties, they produce extraterritorial effects, they are not dealt through deliberative mechanisms. In light of these, we need to revisit the current status and, perhaps, return to the basics. Enhancing democratic institutions and global principled governance, acknowledging the moral value of solidarity and the right to belonging and combating root causes of global challenges, mainly inequalities among people and states. A global alliance is needed towards this goal.

Meet our speaker and chair

George Gerapetritis was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic in June 2023, having previously served as Minister of State for 3 years. He is Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He studied in Athens (LL.B.), Edinburgh (LL.M.) and Oxford (D.Phil), has been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford and the Hellenic Observatory, LSE. He has published 8 books and more than 100 articles in 3 languages.

Kevin Featherstone is a professorial research fellow and Director of the Hellenic Observatory at the European Institute at LSE.

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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.

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