Does Greece Belong to the West?

Apr 4, 2016

What does West signify? Europe, EU, NATO, civil society, freedom and respect for human values?

Round table: "Does Greece belong to the West?" at the Hellenic American Union

In the words of the organizers of the event, since the Greek War of Independence and the first constitutions, Greeks have used the cultural legacy of Ancient Greece and their relation to the West as key elements in their self-determination. Almost every pre-revolutionary constitution and post-revolutionary institution were based on Enlightenment teachings on freedom and the western-type democratic acquis established during the French Revolution. Is contemporary Greek society indeed a Western one? Does the Greek state in fact function according to such standards? Does Greece belong to the West? Guest speakers to the event will attempt to provide answers to these and other questions on April 4, 2016. 

Speaking at the event will be:

  • Thanos Veremis, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens and Vice-President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Pascalis M. Kitromilidis, Professor of Political Science at the University of Athens and Director of Center for Asia Minor Studies
  • Takis Theodoropoulos, writer and journalist at Kathimerini

Mr. Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, President of Hellenic American University will moderate the panel discussion. Mr. Athanasios Papandropoulos, Executive Director of the Greek Department of the Association of European Journalists, will make a few introductory remarks. The event is organized by Hellenic American College / Hellenic American University in cooperation with the Greek Department of the Association of European Journalists and the Hellenic American Union, and it is the fourth in the series of round-table discussions called Dialog for Development.”

Seats are limited. Please use the online booking platform to reserve your seat(s).  



Organizer Hellenic American College / Hellenic American University, Hellenic American Union, Greek Department of the Association of European Journalists
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 04/04/2016
End Date 04/04/2016
Starting Time 18:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Thanos Veremis, Paschalis M. Kitromilidis, Takis Theodoropoulos, Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, Athanasios Papandropoulos
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/09/30 - 14:35:56



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