Mar
16

EU and Greece in the aftermath of the EU crisis

Costas Lapavitsas is a professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and was elected as a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the left-wing Syriza party in the January 2015 general election. He will be discussing the effect of the Eurozone crisis on Greece and its position within the EU. LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE London. Old Building of the LSE in […]

Mar
05

CANCELLED – [email protected]: Hellas 2021 – Founding principles of a new era

In this talk, the speakers will address the issues that are related to the core of the Greek state with respect to its political economy, society and geopolitical position. More specifically, these issues are the features of the post-memorandum Greek growth model and welfare state, as well as the country’s position in an ever more integrated Eurozone and European Union. Mr. Adonis Georgiadis will be joined by a speaker who […]

Jan
29

Fake news, propaganda and media in Greece

Nikos Pappas, Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information will give a lecture on the phenomenon of “Fake News”, namely a new name for an old problem, propaganda and media and the importance of the digital policy initiatives taken under his administration. Speaker: Nikos Pappas, Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute; Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and […]

Jan
04

Challenges for the Eurozone

In his lecture former Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem will speak about the lessons learnt from the economic and financial crises, where we are now and about the challenges for the Eurozone in the future. Jeroen Dijsselbloem is President of the Eurogroup and former Minister of Finance for the Netherlands. Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, LSE. The LSE European Institute is a centre for research and graduate teaching […]

Jan
04

Dora Bakoyannis – An insider’s view on the refugee crisis event

New Date Confirmed as the 6th of February 2018. Dora Bakoyannis is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece. She is a liberal politician and MP with a deep-rooted faith in the European Idea. Bio: 1992-93: Minister of Culture 2003-06: Mayor of Athens. (The first female mayor in the city’s history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games) 2006-09: Minister of […]

Jun
02

Giannis Kefalogiannis talk at the LSE

Giannis A. Kefalogiannis is the Secretary of the Hellenic Parliament and a Parliamentary Spokesperson for New Democracy, the Main Opposition Party in Greece. Before becoming a Member of Parliament for Rethymno in June 2012, Mr Kefalogiannis was a practising criminal lawyer with work experience in the United Nations. Mr Kefalogiannis exemplifies the new generation of Greek liberal politicians, having been educated at top institutions, such as Columbia University and Harvard […]

Apr
26

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 […]

Mar
03

Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda

A lecture by Dr Anna TSIFTSOGLOU, National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE: “Already seven years into recession, crisis-hit Greece is experiencing a tremendous institutional change. This change, which takes place informally, rather than formally, is affecting state institutions, primarily its parliament, the executive and courts. Everyday practice, political or otherwise, changes the norms, vital checks and balances and brings about a new reading and ethos to our […]

Mar
02

Greece and Cyprus in turbulent times: The Road Ahead

Following four successful Annual Hellenic Forums that brought together prestigious speakers and accomplished entrepreneurs from around the world, the LSESU Hellenic and Cypriot Societies are, for the first time, collaborating on an innovative Forum. Greece and Cyprus are facing critical times in terms of economic, political, and cultural aspects which will have a great impact on their future. Therefore, the Hellenic and Cypriot Societies are targeting their efforts toward assembling […]

Feb
16

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 […]

Feb
02

Dora Bakoyannis – An insider’s view on the refugee crisis POSTPONED TO MARCH

Dora Bakoyannis is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece. She is a liberal politician and MP with a deep-rooted faith in the European Idea. Bio: 1992-93: Minister of Culture 2003-06: Mayor of Athens. (The first female mayor in the city’s history, and the first woman to serve as mayor of a city hosting the Olympic Games) 2006-09: Minister of Foreign affairs 2013- : VP of the EPP/ CD […]

Jan
26

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 […]