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Hellenic Observatory March Events

Crisis and Change: the right of Greek citizens to vote abroad
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 16:00-17:30 (UK time)

The facilitation of the expat vote was a recurrent issue in the Greek parliamentary agenda. In 2019, the Greek Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority a long overdue law which allowed Greeks of the diaspora to vote from their place of residence.
In this seminar we will support that the fact that this change took place 44 years after the right was first introduced in the Greek Constitution, is not a mere chronological coincidence, but had to do with a number of combined conjunctural factors that led to a breakthrough reform in homeland-diaspora political relations. By tracing the party-political and wider social mobilizational and discursive dynamics, in this seminar will focus at the micro foundations of policy change. We will argue that the post-2009 Greek economic crisis with its rising levels of emigration and a new political class acted as catalysts in the redefinition of homeland diaspora political engagement.

Speakers: Othon Anastasakis, Director, South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); Senior Research Fellow, St Antony’s College
Foteini Kalantzi, A.G. Leventis Research Officer, Diaspora Project in SEESOX, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Chair: Spyros Economides, Deputy Director, Hellenic Observatory; Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics

Find out more
<https://www.lse.ac.uk/Hellenic-Observatory/Events/Research-Seminar-Series/2020-21/Research-Seminar-Diaspora-Vote/Crisis-and-Change-the-right-of-Greek-citizens-to-vote-abroad>Register here<https://bit.ly/3r6lsou>
*Part of the Hellenic Observatory Research Seminar Series

The Left in Power: reflections on SYRIZA's promise and achievements
Monday 22 March 2021, 16:00-17:30 (UK time)

When SYRIZA came to power in January 2015, it promised an end to the bailouts and to austerity. After a major political struggle, it was obliged to accept new bailout terms and it spent its remaining years in office, in part, implementing its painful measures. In this conversation with Kevin Featherstone, Euclid Tsakalotos will discuss its achievements and setbacks; what lessons its experience suggests for the Left in Europe; and the future for the Left in Greece and elsewhere.

Speaker: Euclid Tsakalotos, Speaker of Syriza Parliamentary Group; Coordinator of Syriza's Economic Policy
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/2021/03/202103221600/syriza>Register here<https://lse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCvsm9_JTdmiHXtCFwqUlg>

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