SEESOX news and forthcoming events

  Selected SEESOX-related  publications



It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and colleague, Max Watson. He died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of 14 December. He was the Director and Founder of the Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM) programme, and for many years a pillar of the European Studies Centre and of SEESOX. He will be sorely missed by everyone. There will be a memorial event in his honour in the summer.



SEESOX/A.G. Leventis Foundation Visiting Fellow for 2015/16

Applications are invited for the A.G. Leventis Visiting Fellowship at SEESOX, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, for the academic year 2015/16. The fellowship is intended to support scholarship related to contemporary Greek Studies in the College’s areas of interest: Anthropology, Economics, International Relations, Modern History, Politics, Social Policy and Sociology.

Please click here for further details.


SEESOX/A.G. Leventis Foundation Visiting Fellow for 2014/15

SEESOX is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Eirini Karamouzi, the third A.G. Leventis Foundation Visiting Fellow in Modern Greek studies. Dr Karamouzi joins us from Yale University where she lectured in European Studies and History. Her main research interests lie in the history of European integration and the Cold War.



Click here to download pdf







Click image to view flip book




Southern European Socialism in the 1980s

5-6 December, 2014 (EUI, Florence)

This two day conference will consist of four panels and will culminate in a roundtable discussion examining the legacies of the Southern European socialist era on the respective countries and the European and international system. The papers will be interdisciplinary in nature and comparative in scope.

The conference is co-organised by SEESOX and LSE Ideas.
For more information, please visit the event website.



Critical juncture? Bulgaria after the snap elections: Change and continuity in politics, foreign policy, and the economy after the 2014 elections

3 December, 2014  10:00-18:00
Fellows' Dining Room

Convenors: Rumena Filipova, Ivaylo Iaydjiev, Ivo Gruev, and Stacy Topouzova

Click here for programme and to register.


South East Europe in an environment of volatile capital flows

6 June, 2014 (Sarajevo)

A high-level seminar organised and funded by the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with SEESOX.

Tuesday 3 June 09:00-18:30

European Studies Centre,
70 Woodstock Road, Oxford

Visit the Far-right extremism website for more information.

Oxford students, South Slavic Society, and St Antony's College, have come together in a fundraiser collecting £1.280 in a relief action for flooded Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. A student-run band, The Balkan Wanderers, played live during the evening, supported by the Harcourt Arms musicians, Nigel Brown and Chris Bayne, who volunteered to set the entire concert up. Students designed and printed T-shirts for high donations. The highest donated amount on the night was £100. The Warden of St Antony's, as well as other academics from the College, have contributed to the funds. All money collected will be sent to the Red Cross, which is distributing emergency help in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. The message of the night was clear: "Oxford is with you!"

Oxford students have also created their website for fundraising money. You can donate here:

Thursday 29 May, 2014
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, Oxford

Visit the WWI Centenary Symposium website for more information.


Edi Rama, Albania's new Prime Minister

 Reinventing politics in the Balkans: From the local to the regional and European 

Monday 24 February, 17:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre

Click for more information
Read about the event here
Listen to the podcast
See photos of the event here




South East Europe in an environment of volatile capital flows

September 2014

Anchoring economic policies in South east Europe

July 2014

On European money in Greece

Dimitrios Gkintidis

June 2014

Serbia/Kosovo: The Brussels Agreements and Beyond

March 2014

Energy and security in the East Mediterranean

Androulla Kaminara

March 2014

Stengthening linkages in South East Europe: Policy anchors and business perspectives

March 2014

An insider's view of Greece's Euro Crisis

Constantine A. Papadopoulos

December 2013

Sustaining Rapprochement? Greek-Turkish Relations, low politics and regional volatility

European and
Black Sea Studies

Volume 13, Issue 3

Othon Anastasakis and Nora Fisher Onar (eds)

November 2013


















Events & activities archive
WWI Symposium

The political economy of South East Europe

A. G. Leventis Visiting Fellowship on Modern Greece
Networks and partnerships

SEESOX podcasts

Picture galleries

Useful links

Support SEESOX


European Studies Centre

Centre for International Studies (CIS)

Political Economy of Financial Markets

Welcome to the SEESOX Blog
Recent blog posts

Greece in the Euro: Economic delinquency or system failure?
25 years of transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the impact on economy
The crisis in Greece and Southern Europe: A whodunnit
Reflections on Turkey between two elections
After the elections: Serbia on its European path
The Lost Sandžak: The forgotten region of Serbia and Montenegro
Whatever happened with Transition in Central and Eastern Europe?
The Eurozone crisis: An insider's view from Cyprus
Will the opening of EU accession be a game-changer in Serbian politics, and what should we expect?
The Far Right in Greece: Dawn or Dusk?
Summer of discontent: Citizen unrest and the politics of protest in Southeast Europe

An insider's view of Greece's Euro crisis

Energy meets politics in the Eastern Mediterranean

The far right in Greece and the theory of the two extremes

The limits of neoliberal conservatism: Taksim Square and a new deal for Turkey?

Serbia and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans: EU membership perspective as a tool for overcoming the past