Dukakis Center to host annual SEESOX Seminar
The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service of the American College of Thesaloniki will host the fifth ACT/SEESOX Salonica Seminar during the summer of 2013.
The Seminar is convened by Dr. Othon Anastasakis, Director of the European Studies Centre and South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and consists of a series of advanced undergraduate lectures on European integration and Aegean and Balkan affairs by scholars affiliated with SEESOX.
Politics 360 “From European Union to European Eurozone Crisis: Challenges, Perspectives and the Greek Case”
The principal objective of this seminar is to provide an advanced overview of the development, institutions, policies and international relations of the European Union (EU), one of the key players in present-day global affairs. A particular attention will be paid to challenges of deepening and widening of the European Union, to the EU’s ever expanding role in neighbouring regions and countries such as the Western Balkans, Turkey and the Mediterranean as well as its place in the processes and institutions of global governance. The seminar will pay special attention to the present euro-zone crisis and the position of Greece at the epicentre of this crisis.
College and university students from the US can earn three transferable credits for the seminar. A limited number of half-tuition awards are available for qualified applicants interested in enrolling formally in the course.
The dates for the seminar are June 19-July 22, 2013. For more information see here, or contact Ms Roula Lebetli at 30 2310 398 389.
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) is part of the European Studies
Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford and focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between European integration and the politics, economics and societies of the region, including Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Drawing on the academic excellence of the University of Oxford and an international network of associates, it conducts academic and policy relevant research on the multifaceted transformations of the region in the 21st century. It follows closely conflict and post-conflict situations and analyzes the historical and intellectual influences which have shaped perceptions and actions in the region.
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) provides a top quality tertiary-level, multidisciplinary, student-centered, educational experience in Greece by:
- Offering American-style higher education in the areas of business, humanities, social sciences and information technology to a diverse student body originating primarily from Europe and North America, with an emphasis on innovative learning that prioritizes critical inquiry, information literacy, and breadth and depth of knowledge of both local and global phenomena, with English as the principal language of instruction;
- Cultivating the personal and ethical growth of well-rounded and principled individuals with expanded intellectual horizons, a heightened sense of citizenship, and the need for social contribution;
- Contributing meaningfully to the wider communities of Greece and Southeast Europe through its educational, cultural, professional, and service activities, hence projecting the societal responsibilities of the institution and enhancing international understanding and friendship.
The vision of ACT is to be the premier, internationally-oriented, English-language college of tertiary education in the Balkan region serving to promote both innovative learning and humanitarian values.
The mission of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service is to provide a dynamic contemporary student-centered civic education, with a view toward inspiring young people to become involved in public affairs; train youth for leadership roles in regional and international affairs; and contribute meaningfully through academic instruction, applied research, and professional outreach to cooperation and peaceful co-existence in Greece, Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the larger Euro-Atlantic community.
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