Spring Semester Academic Programs Highlights

Mini Course Tour in Brazil on “Ancient Greek Myth and the Brazilian Cinema”

Associate Professor Konstantinos Nikoloutsos. (May 30- June 26) 

Classics. St. Joseph University. 

MINI COURSES 

Hosted by: 

Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte), Brazil 

University of Brasilia, Brazil 

Federal University of Goiás, Brazil

Federal University of Ceara (Fortaleza), Brazil

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Dr. Evangelos Venizelos

Member of the Greek Parliament
Professor of Constitutional Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Vice Chairperson of the Socialist Group in the Council of Europe
Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former President of PASOK, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement

Dr. Evangelos Venizelos offers a series of lectures from April 27-May 8th on the challenges facing the European Union.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5 pm
UC Berkeley, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Statehood and Sovereignty: The Difficult Equilibrium between the European Union and Member States. Greece and the Refugee Crisis
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9204

The Refugee Crisis in Greece and its Ramifications for the Future of the European Union

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 pm

Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies • IERES
The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Voesar Conference Room

The Dangers of Brexit and Grexit

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Greece in the Modern World System:

From Independence to Eurozone Membership

March 21-April 1 2016

Professor Michalis Psalidopoulos

Professor of Economics, The University of Athens
Alternate Executive Director (for Greece), International Monetary Fund

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Fall Semester Academic Programs Highlights

Symposium
Stevens Institute of Technology & IEEE Symposium
Ancient Hellenic Engineering and the Transformation of Earth through Fire
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Readings/ Book Presentation Events

A series of events with author Sophia Nikolaidou on her book “The Scapegoat” Translation by Karen Emmerich

Host Institutions:

Stockton College of New Jersey. October 19, 2015. 4:00pm K-102 Sophia Nikolaidou & Karen Emmerich. Open to Stockton College Students.

Princeton University. October 20, 2015. 4:30 pm Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103. Sophia Nikolaidou & Karen Emmerich .Public event. Reception to follow. For more information  click here.

Stony Brook University. October 21, 2015. 4:00pm Poetry Center, Humanities Building. 2nd floor. Sophia Nikolaidou & Karen Emmerich. Public event. For more information click here.

University of South Florida. October 22, 2015. 3:00 pm Grace Allen Room. Sophia Nikolaidou. Public event. For more information click here.

University of Florida. October 26, 2015. 9:35 am. Ustler Hall 105. Sophia Nikolaidou. Public event. For more information click here.

Harvard University. October 27, 2015. 6:00 pm. 408 on 2 Arrow Street, fourth floor. Sophia Nikolaidou & Karen Emmerich. Public event. For more information click here.

Brown University. October 29, 2015. 5:30 pm Brian Room, Maddock Alumni Center (38 Brown Street). Sophia Nikolaidou. Public event. Reception to follow. For more information click here.

Scapegoat

After her tour with the University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA), Sophia Nikolaidou will present her work at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto with two presentations on October 31 and on November 1

Sophia Nikolaidou studied Classics (at undergraduate and postgraduate level), and holds a PhD in the use of information and communication technology for the teaching of literature. She has taught creative writing for the postgraduate program at the University of Western Macedonia (from its introduction in 2008 until 2013) and at the Book Workshop of the National Book Centre (from 2010 until 2012), and she has taught Literature at the Higher School of Drama of the State Theatre of Northern Greece (from 2001 until 2004). Since 1992 she has taught Greek language and literature at Greek state secondary schools. She has published four novels, two collections of short stories, studies on the use of information and communication technology in education and on creative writing. She has also translated ancient Greek drama into Modern Greek. Since 2001 she has been a regular contributor to the Greek national daily newspaper ‘TA NEA’, reviewing foreign literary fiction. Her novel Απόψε δεν έχουμε φίλους (No friends today) won the Athens Prize of Literature (2010). Her last novel Χορεύουν οι Ελέφαντες (The Scapegoat; translation: Karen Emmerich, Melville House, 2015) was shortlisted for the Greek State Prize for Literature.

Sophia Nikolaidou

Karen Emmerich is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the overlap in the tasks of the editor and the translator, particularly with regard to the instability of literary works. Her forthcoming book, Translation and the Making of Originals, brings recent work in field of textual scholarship to bear on discussions of translation. She has translated eleven books of Greek poetry and prose, and have received translation awards and grants from PEN, the NEA, and the Modern Greek Studies Association.

University Seminars Program Lecture Tour

Greece: Taking Stock. Economic and Financial Changes since the onset of the global and Euro Area crises. 

Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

This is one of several lecture topics that relate to the current crisis developed by Eleni Louri Dendrinou during her upcoming academic tour at universities in North America within the framework of the Onassis Foundation (USA)’s University Seminars Program. Topics that will be further developed include:

Greece’s changing role in South Eastern Europe: Trading and Investment Relationships

The New landscape of the Greek Banking Sector: Post-crisis Radical Restructuring and Prospects within the European Banking Union

Eleni Dendrinou-Louri is Professor at the Department of Economics of Athens University of Economics and Business since 2001 and Research Associate at the London School of Economics. Her research interests are in the areas of Industrial Organization and Market Dynamics (especially finance and dynamics/firm growth), Foreign Direct Investment and International Economics, Economics of Strategy and Geography of Banking. She has taught, given seminars and lectures and participated at conferences in many European universities and central banks. She has worked for research projects of international organizations such as the OECD, the World Bank, CEPR, IES and the European Commission. She has published extensively in international academic journals (such as Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Review of Industrial Organization, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics) and acted as referee for many of them. She is a member of academic associations, such as the European Economic Association and the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.

From June 2008 to June 2014 she was deputy governor of the Bank of Greece responsible for monetary policy, bank resolution, statistics and print works and cash management. She was also president of the Hellenic Deposit Insurance Guarantee Fund. She served as member of the IRC Committee of the ECB.

Currently she is a board member of the two most prestigious economic and political think tanks in Greece, IOBE and ELIAMEP. 


Host Institutions:

Vanvouver: Professor Dendrinou will be hosted by The Churchill Society, The Vancouver Board of Trade and Simon Fraser University’s Department of Economics and the Center of Hellenic Studies in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 20-26th.

California: From September 26th -30th, she will be hosted by the European Union Center-Institute for European Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the State California University-Sacramento’s Program of Modern Greek Studies.

Tri-state: On October 6th, she will be hosted by the Program of Modern Greek Studies at Yale University and while in New York, from October 2-11, she will be hosted by Fordham University’s Business School.

Washington DC: Her tour will conclude in Washington DC, where she will be hosted by the Department of European Studies at Georgetown University, the School of International Service at American University, and the World Bank from October 11-17th.

University Seminars Program Upcoming Lecture

“Greece’s changing role in South Eastern Europe: Trading and Investment Relationships.”

Eleni Louri Dendrinou, Professor, Department of Economics, Athens
University of Economics and Business

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Greece: Taking Stock. Economic and Financial Changes since the Onset of the Global and Euro Area Crisis

Eleni Louri Dendrinou, Professor, Department of Economics, Athens

University of Economics and Business

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University Seminars Program Lecture Tour

Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: European Union and South European states' perspectives and strategies 

© UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

What are the security repercussions of forced migration for the European Union and in particular the South European states?

This is one of several lecture topics that relate to pressing present-day challenges that will be developed by Professor Panagiotis Tsakonas during his upcoming academic tour at universities in North America within the framework of the Onassis Foundation (USA)’s University Seminars Program.

Panayotis J. Tsakonas is Professor of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. He studied Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies at the Panteion University of Athens and Reading University, Great Britain. He has been Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (Athens, Greece), NATO Research Fellow, post-doctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and Academic Visitor at St Antony's College, Center for European Studies, University of Oxford. He has worked as Chief International Affairs Analyst for the weekly New Europe (1994-96), as Advisor on defense and strategic issues at the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense (1996-1998) and as Special Advisor at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs on security issues and on Greek-Turkish relations (1999-2003).

Panayotis Tsakonas
Host Institutions:

Professor Tsakonas will be hosted by the International Studies Institute and the Political Science department at the University of New Mexico, as well as by the Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations from September 12-18. He will also offer lectures organized by the Center of European Studies- EU Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and The World Affairs Council in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh between September 18 and 24.

Traveling to Canada, he will be hosted by McGill University’s Center of European Studies, the Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies and the Political Science department in Montreal from September 24-28. In Toronto, he will be hosted by York University’s Department of History and the University of Toronto’s Munk School for Global Affairs from September 28- October 3.

He will end his academic tour in Boston, hosted by Harvard University’s Center of European Studies, the Karamanlis Chair of Modern Greek and European Studies at Tufts University and “The Circle of Hellenic Academics” from October 3-10.