Diaspora and development: The case of Greece

Diaspora and development: The case of Greece

Friday, 3 March 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Various speakers
Convenor: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

Closed workshop - by invitation only.
The aim of the workshop is to discuss how diasporas engage with home-countries in socioeconomic crisis with a special emphasis on the case of Greece. The working premise of the workshop is that Greece, in order to meet its developmental challenge and escape the systemic crisis that still bedevils it, needs to mobilize all available resources: in order to renew its institutional foundations, create an internationally competitive economy and restore its severely undermined international stature. Many of these resources either exist in the Greek Diaspora or are being dissipated through the ongoing brain drain phenomenon. The workshop will examine this premise, conceptually and comparatively, by looking at three themes: brain drain/brain gain dynamics; political participation; and philanthropy.