The Athens site hosts talks and colloquia that focus not only on contemporary political, environmental, and economic issues in Greece but also on the artistic and cultural scene in Greece and in Athens in particular. The Research Center hosts lectures exploring the relationship between Greece and other countries, on topics ranging from the refugee crisis, to theater productions, to photography.

Exploring the relationship between Greece and other countries.
Cityscape of Athens and Lycabettus Hill in the background

Winter 2024

Rika Pana, Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 P.M. Lecture by art historian, Elisavet Plessa on Rika Pana's work Towards the Light

Konstantinos Tsoukalas-Gerasimos Kouzelis, Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 P.M. Conversation: The World in front of the Impasses of Democracy

Nikos Pilos, Tuesday, January 16th at 5:30 P.M. Lecture: Chaos, a Photographic Journey into Greece Economic Crisis.   

Fall 2023

Giorgos Fourtounis, Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 P.M. Book launch event: Deconstruction in the “last analysis”: Althusser’s Spinozist Structuralism (1960-1969) and the Early Derrida

Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 P.M. Book launch event: The one-way street of Utopia and the limits of the Impossible

Aikaterini Papanikolaou, Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 P.M. Lecture:
Aikaterini Papanikolaou in conversation with Gerasimos Kouzelis and Aristides Baltas on democracy and constitution rights.


Summer 2023

Marcelo Brodsky, Thursday, June 8th at 7:30 P.M.:
Argentine photographer, visual artist, and human rights activist Marcelo Brodsky will present his work 1968: The Fire of Ideas.

Winter 2023

Politics as Philosophy, Friday, February 10th at 6:00 P.M. Conference:
The encounter between left theory and practice through the work of Aristides Baltas.

Leonidas Empeirikos, Wednesday, January 18th at 6:00 P.M. Lecture: Language and Dialects.

Fall 2022

Inside American Politics 2022, Monday and Tuesday, November 13th and 14th. Conference: Political experts and strategists discuss the current political landscape in Washington.

Spring 2022

Olga Taxidou, Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30p.m. Virtual Book Launch Event: Greek Tragedy and Modernist Performance: Hellenism as Theatricality
Respondents: Professor Fiona Macintosh, Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford / Professor Susan Jones, Professor Emerita, St. Hilda's College, English Literature, University of Oxford.

Winter 2019-2020

Nikos Pilos, Thursday, January 16th at 7:30p.m. Lecture: Dying in Europe.
Photojournalist Nikos Pilos presents his award-winning documentaryTrapped.  

Fall 2019

Nasia Linardou-Blanchet, Friday, December 20th at 7:00p.m. Lecture-Poetry reading: Stixi. With: Anna Pigkou, psychiatrist and psychoanalysist - Georgios Veis, poet - Magda Korpi, actress - Anna-Maria Papaioannou, actress. Coordinator: Liana Theodoratou.

Stavros Stavrides, Thursday, November 28th at 7:00p.m.
Lecture: A City of Thresholds. Professor Stavrides will speak on the transformative potential of public culture, urban activism, and common life.

Inside American Politics, Monday and Tuesday, October 28th & 29th. Conference: Political experts and strategists discuss the current political landscape in Washington.

Ruth Padel and Issam Kourbaj, Thursday, October 31st at 7:00pm. Lecture: Dark Water, Burning World. The poet Ruth Padel and the artist Issam Kourbaj talk about their recent collaboration on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Spring 2019

Paul Greenberg, Writer, Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30pm. James Beard Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.

RaMell Ross, Film Director, Friday, April 12th at 8:00pm. Screening of Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2019 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature).

Susan Meiselas, Photographer, Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm. In the Shadow of History: how images can be used as a medium for historical and cultural representation.


Winter 2018-2019

Eva Stefani - Zafos Xagoraris - Panos Charalambous and the curator of the Exhibition Katerina Tselou, Thursday, March 7th at 7:00p.m. who will represent Greece at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Lucas Paleocrassas, Film Director, Friday, January 18th at 7:30p.m. The director will introduce his film Citizen Xenos.

Fall 2018

Katerina Evangelatou, Theater Director. Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00p.m. The director will focus on her recent work, Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Artists, Thursday, November 1st at 7:30p.m. Τhe artists will discuss their work. Their film The Bureaucracy of Angels will be projected and an open discussion with the audience will follow.

Spring 2018

Mihail Marmarinos, Theater Director and Professor of Acting and Stage Directing in the School of Drama at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on his production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

Giorgos Kimoulis, Actor and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Theater of Athens, on his production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Professor of Classics at Princeton University, "Coping with Waste: Copropolitics from Aristophanes to Paul McCarthy."

Eduardo Cadava, Professor of English at Princeton University, "Learning to See: or, Reading Historically in Moments of Danger."

Angelos Georginis, Award-winning Photojournalist, "In Search of the European Dream."

Bleeps, Graffiti Artist, "Is the Public Sphere a Domain Associated with Antagonism?"

Fall 2017

Marianna Economou, documentary filmmaker, on her prize-winning film, The Longest Run.

Yannis Behrakis, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and senior editor at Reuters, on his photographic documentation of the struggle of refugees to save their lives.

Makis Kouzelis, Director of the Institute for Educational Policy of Greece, on the educational systems of the European Union and the United States.

Gelli Aroni, Coordinator of the Education of Refugees for the Ministry of Education, on the difficult project of integrating refugees in Greece into its educational system.