Activities and events

Activities and events

All of our seminars are blogged, and many are recorded. Please visit the SEESOX Blogsite, and the SEESOX YouTube channel.

Old Stories in New Ways: Using the TV documentary form to revisit national history
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Stathis Kalyvas (All Souls College, Oxford)
Chair: Marilena Anastasopoulou (Pembroke College, Oxford)

Globalizing the Greek-Turkish 1922: displacements, population movements and the coming of the national state
Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Marilena Anastasopoulou (Pembroke College, Oxford); Matthew Frank (University of Leeds)
Georgios Giannakopoulos (City University of London)
Chair: Faisal Devji (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Tuesday, 8 November 2022
Diaspora engagement in times of severe crisis: A European comparative perspective
Othon Anastasakis (Director, European Studies Centre); Irina Lapshyna (Ukrainian Catholic University); Maria Koinova (University of Warwick); Manolis Pratsinakis (COMPAS, University of Oxford)

Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Globalizing the Greek-Turkish 1922: Displacements, population movements and the coming of the national state
Marilena Anastasopoulou (Pembroke College, Oxford); Matthew Frank (University of Leeds); Georgios Giannakopoulos (City University of London)

Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Venizelos: Crete to Athens, Great War and schism, Peace Conference and after
Michael Llewellyn-Smith (St Antony’s College, Oxford; Kings College London)
Discussants: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Marilena Anastasopoulou (Worcester College, Oxford); Helen Katsiadakis (Academy of Athens)

Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Reforms that changed Greece: Crisis and beyond
Jens Bastian (Independent Economic Analyst, based in Athens); Michael Mitsopoulos (Hellenic Federation of Business); Calliope Spanou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Wednesday, 2 February 2022
What's in a name? The classical Greek and Jewish diasporas and implications for the present
Robin Cohen (International Migration Institute, University of Oxford); Manolis Pratsinakis (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS))

Wednesday, 17 November 2021
The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a Troubled Past, 1967-1974
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Foteini Dimirouli (Keble College, Oxford); Kostis Kornetis (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Media in Greece: Free or dependent?
Roman Gerodimos (Bournemouth University); Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter)

Wednesday, 18 November 2020
From the ashes of Moria refugee camp to a new migration system?
Angeliki Dimitriadi (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)); Franck Düvell (Osnabrück University); Elźbieta Goździak (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Energy dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean: Cooperation or conflict?
Bill Kappis (University of Buckingham); Okan Yardimci (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Thursday, 30 January 2020
EU referenda in Greece and the UK: Questions of legitimacy
Evangelos (Evans) Fanoulis (Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University)

Wednesday, 20 November 2019
European elites’ discourses of the Greek crisis
Dimitris Papadimitriou (University of Manchester)

Monday, 4 November 2019
The Last Bluff: How Greece came face-to-face with financial catastrophe
Viktoria Dendrinou (Bloomberg); Eleni Varvitsioti (Kathimerini)

Thursday, 24 October 2019
Greece after the crisis: Stocktaking, legacies and prospects
George Pagoulatos (Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB))

Thursday, 10 October 2019 (London)
Contemporary Greek diaspora in the UK and beyond
Various speakers - please see webpage

Monday, 10 June 2019
The origin and the impact of labour market institutions in Greece
Daphne Nicolitsas (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Greece in the post-memoranda era: What next?
Nikos Karamouzis (President, Grant Thornton, Greece)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
North Macedonia: The logic of the solution
Nikos Kotzias (Former Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs; University of Piraeus)

Friday, 5 April 2019 - Saturday, 6 April 2019
Greek social movements between past and present
Please see webpage for speakers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Securitisation of migration in post-2000 Greece
Foteini Kalantzi (A.G. Leventis Research Officer, SEESOX, St Antony's, Oxford)

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Social protection and return migration: The Albanian-Greek migration corridor
Zana Vathi (Edge Hill University)

Tuesday, 29 January 2019
The inter-generational memories of the democratic transition in post-junta Greece
Konstantinos Kornetis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Thursday, 15 November 2018
The Macedonia name issue: Solved at last?
Maria Eleni Koppa (Panteion University)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Civil society on the edge: The Greek experience
Xenophon Kappas (Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation)

Monday, 29 October 2018
The political participation of Greeks abroad
Various speakers - please see webpage

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Beyond the economic crisis: Greece’s other existential challenges
Kyriakos Pierrakakis (diaNEOsis)

Friday & Saturday 22 & 23 June 2018
Homeland-diaspora relations in flux: Greece and Greeks abroad at times of crisis
Various speakers - please see webpage

Monday, 30 April 2018
Panel discussion - Greek-Turkish tensions: Impending conflict?
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Ezgi Basaran (St Antony's College, Oxford); Katerina Dalacoura (LSE); Yaprak Gürsoy (Aston University); Mehmet Karli (St Antony’s College, Oxford); Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
(Ir)regular states of migration: Contested sovereignties on Europe’s margins
Katerina Rozakou (University of Amsterdam)
Discussant: Franck Duvell (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Greek to Me: A Memoir of Academic Life
Richard Clogg (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Discussants: Stathis Kalyvas (All Souls College, Oxford; Peter Mackridge (St Cross College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Contesting Greekness: Soviet Greek migrants and the Pontic identity
Manolis Pratsinakis (DPIR; St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost?
Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni (LSE); Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford); Claudia Sternberg (UCL)
Discussants: Mehmet Karli; Adis Merdzanovic; Manolis Pratsinakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Energy and geo-politics in Eastern Mediterranean
Constantinos Filis (Panteion University); Bill Kappis (University of Buckingham)

Saturday, 28 October 2017 (London)
The unstoppable Generation: Hacking entrepreneurship into a culture
​Various speakers - please see webpage

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Online dynamics of the far-right and the far-left in Greece
Lamprini Rori (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Greece and the Euro Zone: The IMF perspective
Poul Thomsen (IMF)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The challenges for Greece: What does the future hold?
Jens Bastian (Independent Economic Consultant & Financial Sector Advisor)
Discussant: Yaprak Gursoy (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
A democratic challenge: Social reform in Greece under Syriza - The ESC Core Seminar Series on Fortress Europe?
George Katrougalos (Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Greece – Formerly Minister of Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity)
Discussants: Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Mansfield College, Oxford); Bernhard Ebbinghaus (University of Mannheim); Marek Naczyk (Kellog College, Oxford)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
An end to ‘Merkelism’? German decision-making in the Greek crisis as stigma management
Lea Boergerding (St Antony's College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Model transitions? Rethinking the “success story” of Southern European democratization
​See programme for speakers

Monday, 25 April 2016
Unpopular voices: Greek public intellectuals of the political centre during the crisis
Apostolos Doxiadis (Writer)
Kostis Karpozilos (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Thursday, 03 March 2016
The state of Greek democracy: A conversation with Nikiforos Diamandouros
Nikiforos Diamandouros (Former European Ombudsman (2003-2013))

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
A crisis within the crisis: Migration flows in Greece in the turmoil of the bailout agreements (2010-2015)
Dimitris Christopoulos (Panteion University of Athens)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
A controversy revisited: Arnold Toynbee, the Koraes Chair, and the Western question in Greece and Turkey
Richard Clogg (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Tuesday, 02 February 2016
The Greek Left from the Balkan Wars to the Eurozone crisis: A national/international history
Kostis Karpozilos (SEESOX/A.G. Leventis Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Film documentary: Greek-American radicals: The Untold Story (2013)
Kostis Karpozilos (A. G. Leventis Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford)

Thursday, 1 October 2015 (London)
Greece - the way forward?
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Vicky Pryce (Centre for Economics and Business Research)

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Greece's national security strategy. Assessing the past, anticipating the future
Panayotis Tsakonas (University of the Aegean)

Wednesday, 10 June 2015
SEESOX Annual Lecture
Greek foreign policy at a time of crisis
Nikos Kotzias (Foreign Minister of Greece)

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 (Athens)
Europe in crisis and ‘how to get out of it'
Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
“Causing us real trouble”: The 1967 Coup in Greece
Sarah Snyder (American University, Washington)
Effie Pedaliu (LSE IDEAS)

Friday 15 May 2015
Saving the economy: What should Greece do next?
Vicky Price (Centre for Economics and Business Research)

Monday, 2 March 2015
Jews, Communists, and Germans: Greece's handling of its post-war legacies
Katerina Kralova (Charles University Prague)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Greece and EEC membership: Was it a mistake?
Eirini Karamouzi (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Discussant: Anne Deighton (Wolfson College, Oxford)

Friday, 14 November 2014
Crisis in Greece and Southern Europe: A whodunnit
Loukas Tsoukalis (University of Athens; President, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP))