[MGSA-L] Hellenic Observatory February Events

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Hellenic Observatory February Events

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
Thursday 11 February 2021, 16:00-17:30 (UK Time)

As cities struggle with the combined pressures of a killer disease and economic stress, the impacts of urban form on well-being, inequality and resilience are brought into even sharper focus. Using research from LSE’s global Urban Age programme – including new research on Athens - the illustrated lecture reviews how urban planning, governance and design are critical to shaping urban lives in the 21st century.

Speaker: Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, LSE; Director of LSE Cities
Discussants: Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens
Lila Leontidou, Professor Emerita of Geography & European Culture, Hellenic Open University
George Petrakos, Economist; Professor at the Department of Planning & Regional Development, University of Thessaly

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory

Find out more
<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/02/202102111600/cities>Register here<https://lse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NFpfEEHsRqWoBxXPHp5j9Q>

*This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Research/covid/covid-19> and is organised by the Hellenic Observatory and the National Bank of Greece, with the support of the LSE Hellenic Alumni Association.

The Invisible Impact of Frozen Conflicts: a case study of foreign domestic workers in Cyprus
Tuesday 16 February 2021, 16:00-17:30 (UK Time)

The living and working conditions of foreign domestic workers (FDW) in the Republic of Cyprus are dire. In a survey conducted among 150 FDW, most reported experiencing 40% longer working hours than stated in their contracts, a third reported not always being paid in full or paid with delays and 75% stated that they would not report any physical or sexual violence to the authorities.
In this seminar we will examine how the unresolved Cyprus problem, seemingly unconnected to the  FDW’s living and working conditions, is fuelling this phenomenon. We will discuss why the Cypriot legal framework regulating the FDW’s working conditions is particularly inhospitable and how those challenges can be addressed at a policy level.
* In this research seminar, Dr Hadjigeorgiou will present the findings of the Research Project Exploring the Socio-legal Challenges Faced by Foreign Domestic Workers in Cyprus<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/Cyprus-Projects-2019/Exploring-the-Socio-legal-Challenges-Faced-by-Foreign-Domestic-Workers-in-Cyprus>, funded by the A.G. Leventis Research Innovation Programme on Cyprus<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Research/AG-Leventis-Research-Innovation-Programme-on-Cyprus>.

Speaker: Nasia Hadjigeorgiou, Assistant Professor in Human Rights & Transitional Justice, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory

Find out more
<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Events/Research-Seminar-Series/2020-21/Research-Seminar-Hadjigeorgiou/The-Invisible-Impact-of-Frozen-Conflicts-a-case-study-of-foreign-domestic-workers-in-Cyprus>Register here<https://lse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_znoJzBBdRNmOpx7SoZ3y8w>

*Part of the Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar Series

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