ACT and the Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) successfully launched the Second “Kavala International Summer School”
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and the Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) at Friedrich Schiller University, in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Institute (www.fainst.eu), launched the 2nd Kavala International Summer School on reconciliation and social cohesion, which was focused on the cultural and political importance of waters, national and international.
The Kavala International Summer School was held from 3 to 11 September 2023 at the Great Club in the city of Kavala with the participation of prominent speakers and 15 students, most of them from the Muslim minority in Thrace, along with students from the University of Piraeus. In addition to lectures, the program included skills-building activities under the guidance of well-known professors, scholars, and diplomats.
The opening session started with Mr. Spyros Kouvelis, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, via teleconference.
Speakers (on site and online) included: Dr. Martin Leiner, Professor of Protestant Theology and Ethics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; Dr. Christos Aliprantis, adj professor at ACT; Dr. John Paravantis, Professor at the University of Piraeus on game theory and global politics; Mr. Loukas Katsonis, CEO of the Foreign Affairs Institute on the meaning of UNCLOS for the welfare of nations, Mr. Antonis Platias, Head of the Defense and Security Committee of the Foreign Affairs Institute on water and hybrid threatsand Dr. S. Tsani, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on the Legal Framework, International Economics, and Blue Development.
The panel discussions offered deep insight and inclusive analysis on current topics of the international political scene with the contribution of Charalampos Karpouchtsis, research associate at the Helmut-Schmidt-University of the German Armed Forces, Dr. Theodoros J. Theodorou, Special Advisor to the Foreign Affairs Institute (FAINST), Greece, Ambassador a.H, Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, Professor and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Dr. Tina Mavrikos Adamou, adj professor at ACT.