Workshop: Security, Energy, and the Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean

Saturday, 18 February 2023
Bissell Library, ACT
10.30 - 15:30

Security, Energy, and the Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean:
Historical Insights and Contemporary Challenges

A workshop organized by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at ACT with the support of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center.

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This one-day workshop deals with issues related on the one hand with security, and on the other with energy and the environment in Greece and more broadly in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes both historical and contemporary perspectives with a 20th and 21st century focus. It is divided into two panels: the first one problematizes questions of security at a national and supranational level taking into account the impact of new threats and technologies to the (re)conceptualization of security and sovereignty in the 21st century. The second panel turns to energy and environmental policies combining them with security concerns. The workshop organisation provides for ample time for discussion as well as interaction between students, general audience and participating scholars.

Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Keynote Address

The New Region of the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece

Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris
Professor of International Relations and Chair at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus


Dr. Christos Aliprantis
ACT adjunct professor and postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University, Bochum

Dr. Kalliopi Chainoglou
Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia

Mr. Michalis Mathioulakis
Academic Director at the Greek Energy Forum

Dr. John Paravantis
Professor of Energy, Environment and Technology in Global Politics at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

among others.


10.30-10.45: Registration

10.45-11.00: Welcome by Anatolia President Dr. Panos Vlachos

First Panel: National and supranational security: historical and current perspectives

11.00-11.15: Christos Aliprantis (ACT-American College of Thessaloniki/Ruhr University Bochum): The making of security policies in the 19th and 20th century Eastern Mediterranean

11.15-11.30: Kalliopi Chainoglou (University of Macedonia): The destruction of cultural heritage in the East Med: a (new) threat to international peace and security

11.30-11.45: Eleni Kapsokoli (University of Piraeus): Cyberterrorism in the Eastern Mediterranean: the case of ISIS

11.45-12.00: John Paravantis (UPI): A history of energy security

12.00-12.30: Discussion - Moderator: Dr. Serap Kayatekin (ACT)

12.30-12.45: Coffee break

Second Panel: Energy and the environment: interdisciplinary and global perspectives

12.45-13.00: Nicoletta Kontoulis (UPI): The geopolitical dimension of energy security

13.00-13.15: Vasilis Papakostas (UPI): Energy transition and sustainability

13.15-13.30: Panagiotis Tasios (UPI): The evolution of global environmental problems

13.30-13.45: Michalis Mathioulakis (Greek energy forum): Energy Crisis: Lessons Learned and the way forward

13.45-14.15: Discussion – Moderator: Dr. Tina Mavrikos-Adamou (ACT)

14.15-14.45 Lunch break

Keynote lecture and Q&A: 14.45-15.30: Aristotle Tziampiris (UPI): The New Region of the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece 



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