The Eye of the Storm: Greece, The Eurocrises and Europe's Uncertain Future ~ George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of GreeceThe Eye of the Storm: Greece, The Eurocrises and Europe's Uncertain Future ~ George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greecehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/259776KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2014-03-23T17:00:002014-03-23T19:30:00
March 23, 5:00PM–7:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
The discussion aims to define Europe’s crisis in economic and democratic terms and frame Europe’s current challenges in context of the EU’s founding principles.
5:00pm, Sharpless Auditorium
A wine/cheese reception in the KINSC Rotunda immediately follows the talk.
George A. Papandreou served as Prime Minister of Greece from October 2009 to November 2011, at the height of Greece’s economic crisis. He was named as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2010 for “making the best of Greece’s worst year.”
After completing his university studies at Amherst College and graduate studies at the London School of Economics, Papandreou won an MP seat for the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party in 1981. He has served in the Greek parliament ever since, holding the posts of Under-Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Minister for Education, and Minister for Foreign Affairs.
As Foreign Minister from 1999–2004, he was widely praised for his diplomatic bridge building, successfully negotiating better relations with former rival Turkey.
Papandreou is also the President of the Socialist International, the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties.
In 2012, Papandreou was named a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. In 2013, he served as a Global Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs as well as a faculty member in the Master of Public Affairs program at Sciences Po in Paris.
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