Charting Futures: Which professional path will you choose in Social Sciences?

Charting Futures: Which professional path will you choose in Social Sciences?

On April 12, 2024, The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) - Division of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a one-day conference titled "Navigating Global Opportunities: Exploring Diverse Career Paths in the Social Sciences" at the Bissell Library from 12:00 to 15:00.

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Dr. Stamos Karamouzis, ACT Provost

The well-attended conference comprised two panels. The first focused on career paths in diplomacy and the wider public sector. It featured speakers such as Mr. Isaac Hansen-Joseph, Economic Counselor and Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki, Ms. Jasmina Milačić, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, Ms. Katerina Tsapikidou, Director of International Relations Service at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Thanos Papaioannou, President of the Greek Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP). A short Q&A session followed this panel. The diplomats discussed the skills necessary for their professional field, while the President of ASEP presented professional opportunities in the Greek public sector. 

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Isaac Hansen-Joseph, Ms. Katerina Tsapikidou, Jasmina Milačić, Dr. Thanos Papaioannou

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Dr. Thanos Papaioannou

The conference continued with the second panel, which explored the career paths of ACT alumni/ae and opportunities in the private sector. Speakers included Mr. Antonios Platias, Brigadier General (ret.) from the Foreign Affairs Institute, Dr. Maya Davidovic, a Lecturer at Cardiff University, Dr. Sotiris Themistokleous, Director of Institutional Development at the Center for Social Innovation in Cyprus, and Ms. Karina Iskandarova, Founder of Charisma Works. Mr. Platias spoke primarily about think tanks and civil society, while the ACT graduates focused on their paths to professional development.

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Karina Iskandarova

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Dr. Maya Davidovic, Dr. Sotiris Themistokleous 

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Dr. Stamos Karamouzis, ACT Provost, Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, Chair, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karina Iskandarova, Antonios Platias







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