The Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs


Sunday 21 October 2018

About the Symposium

7th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN WORLD AFFAIRS
The world in 2019: The threat and challenge of rising inequalities

Thessaloniki, October 21, 2018 Olympion,
Aristotelous Square 10

Agenda*

 

10:00
Registration
10:30-10:50
Welcoming remarks
Dimitris Keridis, Director, Navarino Network
Stavros Andreadis, Chairman, The Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece
Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki
Henri Bohnet, Head of Greece Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
10:50-14:00
Europe in a world of power redistribution
Part A
Moderator: Dimitris Keridis
10:50
The challenges for Europe ahead

Christos Stylianides,
EU Commissioner, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, Brussels
(via teleconference)

Speaker's short bio

11:00
The making, unmaking and remaking of Europe

Edmond Alphandery,
former Minister of Economy, France (1993-1995)
Founder and Chairman, Euro50 Group, Paris

Speaker's short bio

11:20
In search of German leadership: The view from Berlin/Munich

Stefan Kornelius,
Head of the Foreign Policy Department, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Speaker's short bio

11:40
Gender inequality: How bad is it in Europe?

Laura Albu,
Vice President, European Women’s Lobby, Brussels

Speaker's short bio

11:55
Discussion
Part B
Moderator: Henri Bohnet
12:15
EU - a Czech/Central European perspective:
How to find common purpose again after the financial and migration crises

Lukas Macek,
Director, Sciences Po Paris, Dijon, France

Speaker's short bio

12:35
What are the lessons learned and the risks ahead for post-communist Europe?

Anders Aslund,
Professor, Georgetown University
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
(via teleconference)

Speaker's short bio

12:45
Greece and Southeastern Europe after the refugee/migration crisis

Gerald Knaus,
Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative, Berlin

Speaker's short bioα

13:05
Greece and Europe after the crisis

Daniel Gros,
Director, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
(via teleconference)

Speaker's short bio

13:10
Greece: The vulnerable link, still?

George Pagoulatos,
Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens

Speaker's short bio

13:30
Discussion
14:00-15:00
Lunch break
15:00-15:45
Turkey under President Erdogan
Moderator: Sofia Papadopoulou, Journalist, Head of ANA-MPA's Northern Greece Directorate, Thessaloniki
Discussant: Dimitris Keridis
15:00
Turkey between Europe and the Middle East: After thwarted ambitions and challenging realities in search of a direction

Soli Ozel,
Visiting Fellow in International Relations, Institut Montaigne, Paris

Speaker's short bio

15:20
Turkey's foreign policy posture

Akif Kireçci,
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University, Ankara
(via teleconference)

Speaker's short bio

15:25
Discussion
15:45-16:45
Greece after the crisis: Rebound or decline?
Moderator: Dimitris Keridis
15:45
Greece in the 21st century: The challenge ahead

Kyriakos Pierrakakis,
Director of Research, diaNEOsis, Athens

Speaker's short bio

16:05
Technology and innovation: The new frontier for Greece

Marco Veremis,
Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Upstream
Founding Partner, BigPi Venture Capital, Athens

Speaker's short bio

16:25
Cyber-security: A new concern

Despina Spanou,
Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, European Commission, Brussels
(via teleconference) (tbc)

Speaker's short bio

16:30
Discussion
16:45-17:55
Euro-elections 2019: Regressing or moving forward?
Moderator: Maria Bozoudi, Professor, American College of Thessaloniki
16:45
EU challenges and the need for a New Pact for Europe

George Pagoulatos,
Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens

Speaker's short bio

17:05
Threats and challenges of the 2019 elections for the European Parliament

Donatella Viola,
Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations, University of Calabria, Italy

Speaker's short bio

17:25
Εuropean elections 2019: Towards a clash of visions?

Anna Diamantopoulou,
President, “DIKTIO” Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, Athens
former EU Commissioner, Brussels
(via teleconference)

Speaker's short bio

17:30
Discussant: Edmond Alphandéry
17:35
Discussion
17:55
Conclusion
18:00
End

 

* This schedule is subject to last-minute changes.

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: 10 euros

[* presale will start on September 25, 2018]

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, 09:00 – 15:00

 

 

Tickets can be also bought from Northern Greece Entrepreneurs Cultural Society, Fragkon 6-8
(office hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00-15:00) T.2310 551 754 | F.2310 551 748 | E. info@peebe.gr

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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Contact Us


Ms Aspa KYRIAKI
Navarino Network
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Greece

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