28 Mar 2017

A panel discussion exploring the political future of Europe and the challenges posed by populism

A panel discussion exploring the political future of Europe On the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of the establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC), the predecessor of the European Union, the 8th event of the Dialog for Development series, titled "Europe in the Face of Populism" will be held on March 28, 2017 at Hellenic American College.

The event is organized by the Hellenic American College / Hellenic American University and the Hellenic American Union, in cooperation with the Greek Section of the Association of European Journalists.

Speaking at the event will be:

  • Aristides N. Hatzis, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions, University of Athens
  • Andreas Andrianopoulos, former Minister
  • Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, DiaNEOsis Institute, Columnist, Kathimerini newspaper
  • Athanasios Papandropoulos, Journalist; Executive Director of the Greek Section of the Association of European Journalists
  • Leonidas Phoebus Koskos, President, Hellenic American University

Populism is a complex phenomenon that has been gaining ground in both Europe and Greece and has become a commonplace in political discourse. The crisis in the Eurozone has affected member-countries in different ways. The lack of trust in centrist politics coupled with Euroscepticism has led to a rise of populist movements throughout Europe. This panel discussion will explore the relationship between populism and democracy and possible responses on the part of European citizens to the phenomenon of populism.

Seats are limited.

Eventbrite - Ιδεολογία, ανάπτυξη και εξωστρέφειαDate: March 28th, 2017, 18:00
Venue: Theater, 22 Massalias Street, Athens
Language of instruction: Greek

The Dialog for Development series is an initiative of University President Leonidas Phoebus Koskos and the Greek Section of the Association of European Journalists. The series is intended to serve as a forum for promoting dialogue on pressing concerns of Greek society today. At each event, a panel of guests from the fields of politics, law, business, journalism and higher education gather to discuss issues of education, competition, ideology and the mass media.

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