Programme on Contemporary Greece

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Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou: New Chair of SEESOX Hellenic Advisory Board

On 10 October 2019, at the 3rd annual meeting of the SEESOX Hellenic Advisory Board, Mr Nikos Karamouzis stepped down as Chair.  He said that it was the right time to do this, after the first three year phase of the Board’s work. He added that he would remain on the Board, and continue to help its work in any way he could. His future title will be Honorary Chair. In his place, Mr Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou was unanimously elected as the next Chair. SEESOX would like to thank profusely the first Chair Mr Nikos Karamouzis for his dedication and support of our programme, and is looking forward to working with the next Chair Mr Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou. Read more


We are pleased to announce the publication of a paper by the Chairman of the Hellenic Advisory Board, Mr Nikos Karamouzis, entitled 'The Price of Uncertainty. The importance of credibility and market trust in economic policy: The case of Greece'. The paper is co-authored with Anthony Kouleimanis.

Please click here for a summary of the paper.


Third Αnnual Μeeting of the Hellenic Advisory Board of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) at the Travellers' Club in London (10 October 2019)

The meeting was preceded by a lunch , where the guest speaker Sir Ivan Rogers spoke on Brexit developments. Nikolaos Karamouzis, chairing,  noted that the new Greek government was open to the world, business-friendly and interested in the diaspora. The Greek Diaspora Project  (GDP) was therefore relevant and timely. He added that, after three years ,he would step down (while remaining Honorary Chair). It was unanimously agreed that Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou succeed him. There followed progress reports by SEESOX on the GDP: publications, dissemination, outreach and the digital map. SEESOX had a track-record of work done. The Project now needed  widening (Australia and the US) and deepening (increased data). The Board was also briefed on other SEESOX work,  especially on geo-politics, and on the future of Greek studies at Oxford. Othon Anastasakis presented the financial situation of SEESOX, and thanked donors for their generosity. It was agreed that the planned celebration in 2021 of the 200th anniversary of the movement for Greek Independence offered opportunities for favourable initiatives.

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Second Αnnual Μeeting of the Hellenic Advisory Board of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) at the Onassis Library, Athens (23 October 2018)

The Hellenic Advisory Board met in Athens on 23 October, under the Chairmanship of Nikolaos Karamouzis. This was the second meeting of the Board, and the first in Athens. By the kind invitation of the Onassis Foundation, and Antonis Papadimitriou personally, it took place in the Onassis Library. SEESOX briefed the Board on Greek studies in Oxford, and  the role of SEESOX in the study of contemporary Greece; and on the  progress of the Greek Diaspora Project. This led to a general discussion on the development and future of the Project, with many ideas for future collaboration and synergies with other actors. The Board agreed that SEESOX is well-placed to take a central role in coordinating efforts and activities related to the diaspora, and act as a hub between diaspora initiatives. The Director of SEESOX, Othon Anastasakis, said that all these very useful recommendations will be followed up. The next meeting of the Board will take place in Oxford in 2019.

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First Αnnual Μeeting of the Hellenic Advisory Board of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) at the University of Oxford (26 May 2017)

The first annual meeting of its Hellenic Advisory Board took place on Friday 26 May 2017 at the University of Oxford. It was chaired by Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurobank Ergasias SA and Emeritus Professor at the University of Piraeus, Greece. The Board discussed the Greek activities at SEESOX, including its flagship project on the Greek Diaspora. During their visit to Oxford, the members of the Hellenic Advisory Board had the opportunity to meet with the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, the Right Honourable the Lord Patten of Barnes, and to participate in a roundtable discussion on “Brexit and its impact on Europe with Oxford Professors.

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