March 10, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
As part of their program of "national revival," the Government of the Republic of Macedonia has embarked on a program of "antiquization" to lay claim to the legacy of Alexander the Great—in ways that resemble a longer process of antiquization in Greece, and which contribute to tensions between the two countries. This paper reviews the debate over antiquization within the Republic, focusing in particular on the robust critiques offered by a range of dissidents who risk being labeled as "dissidents" or "traitors." It then explores the similarities between the Republic's present and Greece's recent and more distant past, in which scholars and activists who questioned assumptions of cultural continuity and national purity have faced sanctions ranging from stalled career paths to lawsuits and death threats.
February 23, 2010 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Over the last 20 years, Bulgaria and Greece have pursued variable and divergent policies toward their Muslim minorities. During a brief period near the end of the Communist regime, Bulgaria forced Turks to assimilate. This policy was abandoned by the democratic government that took power in the 1990s. At the same time, Greece recognized its Muslim minority and facilitated the "Turkification" of its Muslim citizens throughout the 1980s, but then abandoned that policy by blocking minority rights in the 1990s. Harris Mylonas suggested that these policy shifts are commonly explained by assumptions or models that link minority treatment, regime type, ideology and leadership personalities. Rejecting these hypotheses, Mylonas argued that the structure of the international system was the most salient indicator influencing the treatment of Muslim minorities in both countries.
November 12, 2008 // 9:00am — 10:30am
President Richard L. Jackson, President, American College of Thessaloniki (Greece)
May 15, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Josiah Ober, Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Departments of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University
March 27, 2008 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Speakers: Her Excellency Ljubica Acevska, former Ambassador and former Wilson Center Public Policy ScholarDr. Andre Gerolymatos, Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C. Chair in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University (Canada)
January 15, 2008 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Mr. Dimitrios Katsoudas, Secretary General For European Affairs, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June 12, 2007 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Dr. Athanasios Moulakis, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
April 19, 2007 // 10:30am — 11:30am
Panos Livadas, General Secretary of Information
April 03, 2007 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Andreas Andrianopoulos, Senior Advisor, Competition Project, Russian Federation; Former Minister of Industry and Energy, Greece; and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar
March 28, 2007 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Michalis Chrysochoides, Greek Parliamentarian & former Minister of Public Order (Greece). He is visiting under the University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA).