Greek Banking After the Crisis: Advancing to the Digital Era

In this event, Executive General Manager of major Greek bank, Alpha Bank AE, will join us for a discussion pertaining to the effects of the crisis on Greek banking, with a view to years to come. The topics involved will include a brief recent history of Greek banking, the key challenges that the banks face today, global trends and technology-driven changes in banking, the necessity for digital transformations, actions taken […]


Speaking Up for Brussels

Margaritis Schinas will share his experiences of communicating Europe and provide his personal insights into how the European Commission has navigated itself through recent years from a communication perspective, as well as tackling some of the most pressing communication challenges facing Europe today. Speaker: Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission. Chair: Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, LSE Venue: […]


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 […]


Europe’s Response to the Challenge of Migration and Security

Europe’s Response to the Challenge of Migration and Security Dimitris Avramopoulos will explore how Europe has reacted to the challenges brought about by migration in a globalised Europe. In 2015, Europe was confronted with an unprecedented migration and refugee crisis as well as rising security threats in the aftermath of several terrorist attacks. How did the European Union respond, politically but also operationally? What has changed since then? And is […]


Greek to Me: a memoir of academic life

Greek to Me: A Memoir of Academic Life is a tale of academic and political intrigue, spanning Richard Clogg’s time in Greece and in the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London, which he will talk about in this public event. While undertaking postgraduate research on Greek history in Athens in 1966-67, Clogg witnessed the establishment of the first and only military dictatorship to emerge in […]


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 […]


Economic Crisis and Health Policy in Greece: Critical Challenges and Structural Reforms

Keynote speaker: Andreas Xanthos MP, Minister of Health, Greece Chaired by Professor Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy and Chair, Department of Health Policy, LSE Discussants: Professor Nikandros Bouras, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Dr Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor in International Health Policy, LSE   The Department of Health Policy is pleased to announce this event with Andreas Xanthos, […]


Solving the Cyprus Problem: thinking outside the box

Decades of efforts to solve the Cyprus problem culminated in failure in 2017. The failure highlighted the deeper issues pertaining to the conflict and the inherent problems of the process and methodology followed thereto. If there’s to be a renewed attempt to restart the process with credible prospects for success, taking stock of the past is crucial. This approach critically evaluates the peace process as well as the emerging geopolitical […]


The Impact of Brexit on Greece and Cyprus

Public Lecture The Impact of Brexit on Greece and Cyprus This panel event will discuss the impact of Brexit on different policy areas in Greece and Cyprus. Speakers: His Excellency Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras is Greek Ambassador to the UK. Dr James Ker-Lindsay is Senior Visiting Fellow at LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe in the LSE European Institute. Professor Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the […]


[email protected]: Europe for the few or the many?

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/europe-for-the-few-or-the-many-tickets-44253488375 Venue: Old Building, Room 4.10, LSE Dimitris Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament will give a lecture on the prospects of the European Union and Greece in the coming future. Speaker: Dimitris Papadimoulis,Vice-President and Head of Syriza delegation in the European Parliament in Brussels. Chair: TBA Dimitris Papadimoulis is Vice-President and head of Syriza delegation in the European Parliament in Brussels. He is a regular member of the […]


The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis

The book ‘The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: mutual recognition lost?’, which will form the basis of this discussion, focuses on one of the most highly charged relationships of the Euro crisis, that between Greece and Germany, from 2009 to 2015. It explores the many ways in which Greeks and Germans represented and often insulted one another in the media, how their self-understanding shifted in the process, and how […]