[MGSA-L] *Registrations are open* Hellenic Observatory Upcoming Events

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Hellenic Observatory Upcoming Events

Can the Greek Economy Recover Once Again?
Tuesday 19 January 2021
16:00-17:30 (UK Time)

The coronavirus pandemic has abruptly interrupted the slow but steady recovery of the Greek economy after a near decade-long economic crisis. The past year has been all about short-term crisis-mitigation measures. In 2021, the economy is likely to grow as the pandemic recedes and some normality returns, but what about 2022 and beyond? This research seminar will present an EBRD diagnosis of the obstacles faced by Greek businesses and institutions, and it will outline how a robust and sustainable growth path can be achieved if these obstacles are addressed.

Julia Brouillard, Associate Economist, Country Economics and Policy Team, EBRD
Dr Peter Sanfey, Deputy Director for Country Economics and Policy within the Economics, Policy and Governance Department, EBRD
Dimitris Sourvanos, Associate Counsellor, Governance and Political Affairs Team, EBRD
Discussant: Dimitri Vayanos, Professor of Finance, LSE; Director of the Financial Markets Group and the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality
Chair: Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor in Political Economy, European Institute, LSE; Director of the LSE Research unit on Southeast Europe

Register here<https://lse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0AtmgSHnTxSsTdsYSVR15Q>
Find out more<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Events/Research-Seminar-Series/2020-21/EBRD/Can-the-Greek-economy-recover-once-again>
*Part of the Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar Series

Power and Impunity: what Donald Trump and Boris didn't learn from the ancient Greeks
Thursday 28 January 2021
16:00-17:30 (UK Time)

Political leaders discard established norms and taboos that have guided the behaviour of their predecessors and, in doing so, they win popular support from new areas of society, including the disengaged and excluded. How did we get here? Our notions of the good society, of the responsibility that comes with power, and, of course, democracy and its discourse, stem from ancient and classical Greece. Aristotle, Pericles, Plato, and Socrates etc. have shaped our political thinking, processes and systems. Our deepest sense of Western values, embedded in education curricula across our societies, emanates from classical Athens. Is it no longer of use or value? Are we now judging utility and cost differently?

Introduction: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director; Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics
Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College; Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge
Michael Cox, Founding Director of LSE IDEAS
Johanna Hanink, Associate Professor of Classics, Brown University; Co-editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies
Chair: Paul Kelly, Professor of Political Philosophy, Department of Government, LSE

Register here<https://lse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nOO1bSbNQYeuj5OInXw2jA>
Find out more<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/01/202101281600/power>
*This event hosted by the Hellenic Observatory, is part of the 21 in 21<https://lse.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0cffe523acd8e0bbaa83d3ab1&id=af0fa58254&e=a9acf6c911> activities, celebrating the 2021 bicentenary of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence in 21 Greek-British encounters

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: 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
Closing Remarks: Kostas Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director

Find out more<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/02/202102111600/cities>
*Registrations will open on 28 January.
*This event 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>.

Nasia Hadjigeorgiou, Assistant Professor in Human Rights & Transitional Justice, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director

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>
*Registrations will open on 1 February.
*Part of the Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar Series

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