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Conference 2021 Agenda Released

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all participants for their enthusiastic response to the International Conference on ‘1821 – 2021 Greece in the Mediterranean: Geopolitical, Political, Economic, Environmental, Cultural Perspectives.’

The overwhelming interest and active participation have surpassed our expectations, underscoring the significance of the diverse topics and themes addressed in our call for abstracts.

The conference has been a resounding success, featuring a rich array of submissions from a substantial number of contributors. This diversity not only underscores the depth of knowledge within our community but also highlights the multifaceted nature of the issues discussed. The wide-ranging perspectives presented contribute to a holistic understanding of the geopolitical, political, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions of Greece in the Mediterranean.

We’re pleased to announce that the Conference Agenda is now finalized and available here:

Day 1 – Thursday 25/11/2021

10:00 Opening

The Importance of the European Mediterranean Group EUMED 9 and Greece’s Role in Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs


10:30 Break / Coffee

10:45-12:30 Session 1

Chair: Theodoros Stathis, President of the Foundation for Mediterranean Studies

-Mediterranean: A Historical Overview

Elias Yarenis, Ionian University


Changes in the Geopolitical Position of the Mediterranean in the Period 1821-2021

George Prevelakis, University of Sorbonne + OECD


The Geopolitical Significance of Cyprus in the Mediterranean 1821-2021

George Georgis, Professor, Neapolis University Pafos


The Mediterranean: A Vast Lake of Demographic Imbalances

Gerard-Francois Dumont, Sorbonne University


12:30 Discussion

13:00 Break / Light lunch

14:00-15:00 Session 2

Chair: Angelos Kotios, Rector of the University of Piraeus

The Consequences of Climate Change on the Natural Environment of Mediterranean Countries

Konstantinos Synolakis, University of Crete

Energy Stakes in the Mediterranean

Nikolaos Farantouris, University of Piraeus


The Construction of the Corinth Canal and its Developmental Role

Efi Anagnostopoulou, University of Patras


15:00 Discussion

15:15-16:15 Session 3

Chair: Angelos Kotios, Rector of the University of Piraeus


Refugee and Migration Flows in the Mediterranean

Ioannis Papadopoulos, Institute of Mediterranean Studies


The Importance of Short-Sea Shipping in the Mediterranean
Alkis Korres, University of the Aegean, Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association


Greece, Europe, Mediterranean: The Strategic Choice of EU Integration

Sotiris Dallis, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean


16:15 Discussion


Day 2 – Friday 26/11/2021

11:00-12:00 Session 4

Chair: Chrysi Vitsilaki, Rector of the University of the Aegean


Mediterranean: (Geo)political Intersectionality and Humanitarian

Crisis Panagiotis Roilos, Harvard University


The Long-Term Development Trends of the Greek Economy and the Mediterranean Dimension of Greece’s Trade Relations in the Period 1821-2021

Stergios Babanassis, University of the Aegean


Greek Agriculture in the Mediterranean Context

George Baurakas Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Ioannis Doukas, University of Athens


12:00 Discussion

12:15 Break / Coffee

12:30-13:30 Session 5

Chair: Chrysi Vitsilaki, Rector of the University of the Aegean

The Development of Greek Commercial Shipping in the Mediterranean and the Role of the Greek Diaspora in the Period 1821-2021

Zelina Charlafti, University of Crete

Giannis Theotokas, University of Piraeus


Greek Trade Networks from the Eastern Mediterranean to the British Empire, 18th-20th Centuries

Maria-Christina Chatziioannou, Institute of Historical Research, National Research Foundation


The Mediterranean Specificity of the Dodecanese

Giannis Georgikopoulos, University of Sorbonne


13:30 Discussion

13:45 Break / Light lunch

15:00-16:00 Session 6

Chair: Andreas Floros, Rector of the Ionian University


Marine Biodiversity in the Mediterranean and Greek Seas

Drossos Koutsoubas, University of the Aegean + National Marine Park of Zakynthos


The Development of Greek Tourism and Mediterranean Competition

Dimitris Lagos, University of the Aegean


-“Music” and the Music of the Mediterranean

Pavlos Kavouras, University of Athens


16:00 Discussion

16:15-16:30 Closing

The prospects for the development of the Greek economy in the Mediterranean region

Napoleon Maraveyas, University of Athens


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