The state of Greek democracy: A conversation with Nikiforos Diamandouros

The state of Greek democracy: A conversation with Nikiforos Diamandouros

Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Nikiforos Diamandouros (Former European Ombudsman (2003-2013))
Chair: 
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

Nikiforos Diamandouros was the Ombudsman of the European Union (European Ombudsman) from 2003 to 2013.  From 1998 to 2003, he served as the first National Ombudsman of Greece. He is Emeritus Professor of comparative politics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. He has written extensively on the politics and history of Southern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, including Greece, and, more specifically, on democratisation, state and nation-building, the relationship between culture and politics, as well as the ombudsman institution, and the principles of good administrative practice.