The Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs

Sunday 18 October 2015

About the Symposium

4th Thessaloniki Symposium in World Affairs
Thessaloniki, October 18, 2015


Confirmed participants

Nadia Arbatova, Head, Department on European Political Studies, Institute for World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow

Subject: Russia after Ukraine

Anne Barnard, Beirut Bureau Chief, The New York Times, Beirut

Subject: Report on a changing Middle East

Florian Bieber, Professor, University of Graz & Director, Center for South East European Studies, Austria

Subject: The Balkans today: a progress report

Thanassis Cambanis, Journalist, Beirut & Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, New York

Author of the book ‘Once upon a revolution: an Egyptian story’ (Simon & Schuster, New York 2015), which is considered an essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the political and religious crosscurrents currently roiling the Middle East.
Subject: The new Middle East after the Arab Spring

Daniel Gros, Director, Centre for European Political Studies, Brussels

Subject: The eurozone after the crisis?

Joan Hoey, Regional Editor-Europe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, London

Subject: Greece and the euro zone

Joseph H. H. Weiler, President, European University Institute, Florence

Professor Weiler is known for the Lautsi v. Italy case of the European Court of Human Rights. He represented the prevailing parties and managed to reverse an earlier decision by the court’s Chamber, thus upholding the right of Italy to display crucifixes in public school classrooms. 
Subject: Keynote address on Europe

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

In advance payments will open on September 1st, 2015.





Joseph H. H. Weiler



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