Greece Facing the Immigration and Refugee Crisis

During the past few years Greece has experienced an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. How is Greece dealing with this challenge? What does it need to do? What is Europe’s response? Speakers: Antigone Lyberaki, General Manager, SolidarityNow and Professor of Economics at Panteion University Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice – Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization in Athens, Greece Lilian Tsourdi, Departmental Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, […]


Making a Difference in Greece – Kostis Hatzidakis lecture

What are the key policies that will bring change in Greece? Kostis Hatzidakis addresses some critical factors that can lift the country’s growth and boost development. Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory. Kostis Hatzidakis (@K_Hatzidakis) is a member of the Greek Parliament and Vice President of the New Democracy Party. Kevin Featherstone (chair) is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory. The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) was established […]


Lessons learned from Greek Crisis: Reflections from G.Papandreou

George Papandreou will be in conversation with Kevin Featherstone. He will reflect on his expectations before coming to office at the start of the debt crisis and its impact on his government’s programme. George A. Papandreou (@GPapandreou) is a former Prime Minister of Greece, current President of Socialist International, a member of the Hellenic Parliament and former President of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). He served as the 11th Prime […]


K. Mitsotakis in conversation with Kevin Featherstone

The Hellenic Observatory Annual Lecture Defeating populism, defending the truth and unleashing the potential of the Greek economy Speaker: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of Nea Demokratia Chair: Prof Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE Kyriakos Mitsotakis was born in Athens in March 1968. He graduated Salutatorian from Athens College in 1986. Kyriakos obtained his bachelor degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1990. During his studies […]


Cyprus: Revival from the Crisis in the European Economic Dimension

A pubic lecture by Cyprus’s Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, organised by the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios  Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies; Head of the European Institute, LSE Harris Georgiades is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus since the 3rd April 2013. Previously he served briefly as Minister of Labour and Social Insurance (1st March-3rd April 2013). He had the leading role in the […]


Greece: conditions for a sustained recovery

Speaker: George Chouliarakis, the Alternate Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers of Greece. From May to August 2015 he served as chief technical negotiator for Greece for the third bailout program and subsequently as interim Finance Minister in the run up to the elections of September 2015. He is a member of the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) and a member of the Board of Directors […]


The Road to Recovery: can Greek banks revive the real economy?

LSE Hellenic Observatory public lecture The Road to Recovery: can Greek banks revive the real economy? Speaker: Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurobank Ergasias SA; Emeritus Professor, University of Piraeus Chair: Professor Dimitri Vayanos Professor of Finance, Head of the Department of Finance; Director, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE   The event is FREE and open to all however a ticket is […]


National Bank of Greece Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Hellenic Observatory

Salary: £33,784 – £40,867 pa incl. with potential to progress to £43,973 pa incl. 12 months fixed term post due limited funding. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable a Post-doctoral Researcher to propose and carry out a project of relevance to the Hellenic Observatory (part of the European Institute). It has been made possible by the generosity of the National Bank of Greece. You will have a completed PhD […]


Hellenic Observatory visiting reasearch students scheme

Τhe European Institute together with the Hellenic Observatory are pleased to invite applications for Visiting Research Students (VRS) at the LSE for the academic year 2016/17. This scheme is supported by the Hellenic Observatory and is open to research students who are currently registered for a PhD at a university in Greece or Cyprus and are EU citizens. Research topics will fall within the social sciences, focussing on the EU and/or SE Europe. *INTERNSHIP VALUE AND […]


Cyprus and New Security Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean

Speaker: Euripides L. EVRIVIADES, High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus to the UK Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone Director, Hellenic Observatory, LSE The accession of Cyprus to the EU in 2004 is the single most important strategic development in the country’s turbulent history since independence in 1960. It affirmed Cyprus’ place in Europe and its importance in the security of the Eastern Mediterranean. In his presentation the High Commissioner for Cyprus, […]


From migration crisis to refugee crisis in Europe: Securitization priorities vs Integration policies?

Speaker: Apostolos G. Papadopoulos Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens; Visiting Research Fellow, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London Chair: Dr Rebecca Bryant A.N. Hadjiyiannis Associate Professorial Research Fellow For the past six years Europe has been in the midst of the most severe re-cession since the Second World War. The size of migrant flows towards Eu-rope has been escalating, leading to increasing concerns over […]