The Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs

Saturday 22 October 2016

About the Symposium

The world in 2017 and beyond: In search of stability
Thessaloniki, October 22, 2016


Welcoming remarks
Dimitris Keridis, Director, Navarino Network
Stavros Andreadis, Chairman, The Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece
Giannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki
Susanna Vogt, Head of Greece Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

  Managing human flows in the age of globalization
Europe in crisis: Refugees, Brexit, Grexit and all that...

Dimitrios Avramopoulos
European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship

Speaker's short bio

Migrants, refugees and how to cope with them?

Demetrios Papademetriou,
President of MPI Europe, President Emeritus of MPI

Speaker's short bio

Europe and the refugee crisis: What next?

Gerald Knaus,
Chairman, European Stability Initiative

Speaker's short bio

The practices, politics and policies of European Free Movement in a time of crises

Majella Kilkey,
Reader in Social Policy, University of Sheffield

Speaker's short bio

Discussion and Q&A moderated by Dimitris Keridis
Lunch break
The never-ending crisis: Europe, the euro and the new politics of protest
The new Greek economic crisis: Can we hope for a recovery?

Gikas Hardouvelis,
Professor of Finance & Economics, University of Piraeus
Former Minister of Finance

Speaker's short bio

The return of political risk: BREXIT, Grexit and beyond

Wolfango Piccoli,
Co-President and Director of Research, Teneo Intelligence

Speaker's short bio

In Wartime: Understanding the War in Ukraine
(video message)

Tim Judah,
Journalist and political analyst, The Economist

Speaker's short bio

Dividing Europe anew?

Vladimir Gligorov,
Senior Economist, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Relations Studies

Speaker's short bio

Can the European project be saved?

Loukas Tsoukalis,
Professor of European Integration, University of Athens
President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Speaker's short bio

Q&A moderated by:
Dimitris Nikolaidis
Head of Department, Senior lecturer, International faculty, City College

Antonis Papagiannidis
Journalist, Attorney-at-Law
Coffee break
Democracy and its discontents
The 2016 U.S. presidential election: The end of politics as we know it?

Brady Kiesling,
Writer and retired US diplomat
Senior Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens

Speaker's short bio

Turkey after the coup

Karabekir Akkoyunlu,
Assistant Professor, Centre for Southeast European Studies,
University of Graz

Speaker's short bio

Discussion and Q&A moderated by:
David Wisner
Executive Director, Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service, American College of Thessaloniki
End of the symposium


The working languages of the Symposium will be Greek and English.

Simultaneous translation will be available.

Certificates of participation will be awarded.


The Venue

Located in the downtown area of Thessaloniki, on the Plateia Aristotelous, Olympion Cinema is a popular cinema hall. The grand facade of the theater, housed in an impressive building that was built in the 1920s, looks especially beautiful in the night, when it is all alight and glowing. The theater is also one of the venues of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.


Ways of Payment

General admission: presale: 7 euros / at entrance: 12 euros

[* presale will start on September 15, 2016]

To buy a ticket you can choose one of the following options:

1st Option
2nd Option
3rd Option
Visit the Navarino Network offices
3, Apellou Street
T. 2310 260 322
Working hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:00 16:00
With deposit to the following bank account:
Alpha Bank
Account holder: Navarino Network
IBAN: GR25 0140 5620 5620 0200 2002 240


Tickets can be also bought from Northern Greece Entrepreneurs Cultural Society, Fragkon 6-8
(office hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00-16:00) T.2310 551 754 | F.2310 551 748 | E.

After purchasing the ticket, please fill in the registration form.

Please make sure that on Sunday 22/10, you arrive at Olympion by 10.00 a.m. in order to get your ticket.

To pick up your tickets, please bring your ID or your student card!








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