Tinos Summer Seminar June 30 – July 5, 2018



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Strategy in the 21st Century
TINOS, JULY 1-6, 2017


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Arrival to Tinos – Dinner.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

10:00 Welcome and briefing.
10:15-12:00 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan
Harry Papasotiriou

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break.

12:30-14:00 The wars in Iraq and Syria.
Harry Papasotiriou

Monday, July 3, 2017

10:00-11:00 Strategy and irregular warfare.
John Stivachtis

11:00-12:00 Rape and war.
Amikam Nachmani

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break.

12:30-14:00 Migration, religion and security focused on radicalization and violent extremism.
Constantinos Filis, Ino Afentouli and Elizabeth Prodromou

14:00-14:30 Teaching Analysis: Simulation Strategies in the Intelligence Studies 
Myrto Nikolakou

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

10:00-12:00 What do we know about Cyber Conflict and war?
Brandon Valeriano

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break.

12:30-13:30 Cyber Security Strategy and Coercion.
Brandon Valeriano

13:30-14:00 Teaching Analysis: Simulation Strategies in the Intelligence Studies 
Myrto Nikolakou

Afternoon Session:

18:00-20:00 Teaching Analysis: Simulation Strategies in the Intelligence Studies 
Myrto Nikolakou

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

10:00-12:00 Afghanistan: The intelligence war.
Myrto Nikolakou

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break.

12:30-13:30 Socio-cultural intelligence and national security.
John Stivachtis

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Departure from Tinos.




Tinos Summer Seminar July 2 – July 7, 2016


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SEMINAR TENTATIVE PROGRAM Saturday, July 2, 2016 16:30 (approximately) Departure from Rafina or Piraeus port.
Arrival to Tinos island – Dinner.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 Welcome and briefing. Keynote Speech
Nicholas Onuf, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, International University of Florida The threat of populism in Europe
Othon Anastasakis, Director of SEESOX, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford University Human Flows and Social Implications
Frank Duvell, Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford (TBC) Afternoon: Free
Monday, July 4, 2016 The rise of nationalism and xenophobia in Europe
Professor Brad Blitz, Deputy Dean, School of Law, Middlesex University The humanitarian context
Apostolos Veizis, Director of Medical Operational Support Unit Athens (SOMA), Medecins Sans Frontieres Afternoon: Discussion with Nicholas Onuf, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, International University of FloridaTuesday, July 5. 2016

Can the wave of migration be contained? The cases of Greece and Turkey
Angelos Syrigos, Professor, Panteion University, former Secreatry General on Migration

The Syrian Conundrum
Sotiris Roussos, Professor of Middle-Eastern Studies, University of Peloponnese

The unraveling of the Middle East state system
Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University

Afternoon: Free

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The “Islamic State” and the expansion of Jihadism
Speaker TBC
The role of US in pan-regional affairs
Harry Papasotiriou, President of the Institute of International Relations

Russia’s involvement in Syria and the wider peripheri
Constantinos Filis, Director of Research Programs, Institute of International Relations

Afternoon: Excursion

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Morning free.
Departure and return to Piraeus port at 19:30 (approximately).


Tinos Summer Seminar July 4 – July 9, 2015


Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Dynamics, Global Trends

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TINOS, JULY 4-9, 2015


Τhe Institute of International Relations (I.I.R.) of Panteion University of Athens in cooperation with the University of Piraeus, is pleased to announce the 24rd Annual Summer Seminar which will be held on the island of Tinos, Greece, from July 4-9, 2015. The theme of the Seminar is:Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Dynamics, Global Trends.

With the state of affairs in many global issues in a critical state of flux – and depending on how things evolve – the international community may have to face even greater instability/volatility than it has in recent years. At a time when synergies and cooperation are vital to confronting dire challenges with potentially far-reaching impacts, key players are finding it difficult to compromise. In this context, the Eastern Mediterranean, which borders on numerous crisis hotspots, has yet to tackle its own “internal” issues, and divisions are deepening.

For the third consecutive year, the Tinos Summer Seminar will focus on the Eastern Mediterranean, but at the same time we will attempt a consideration of regional dynamics within a broader framework. In two 2-hour sessions, LSE Professor Michael Cox will set out the global trends – assessing how U.S.-EU-Russian-Chinese relations are evolving and affecting the wider periphery – and provide an analysis of European economic affairs.

To ensure interaction among participants and to give attendants more time to exchange views with specialists and academics, and so that the latter can provide an in-depth analysis in their subject areas, all of this year’s presentations will be provided by individual lecturers, in a seminar format. To help attendants better prepare, in the coming weeks we will be sending suggested reading lists on behalf of the professors/lecturers.

At the end of each Seminar, relevant materials will be distributed and a blog will be activated, allowing attendants to post articles, lectures, events, and updates from the agencies they represent, and enabling them to keep in touch and exchange views, building on an alumni legacy that will incorporate attendants in the coming years.

Tuition fees have been waved. There is only a lump sum of 400 € that covers:

a) shared hotel accommodation in a double occupancy room,
b) breakfast and dinner in local taverns,
c) excursion to two traditional villages and the local marble-crafting museum.
d) transportation from Athens to Tinos and back.

All participants are expected to pay for their own travel to and from Athens.

How to Apply
Applicants should be (post-) graduate students working towards Masters or Ph.D. degrees, but we usually admit some advanced undergraduates as well. All applicants should be fluent in English.

For further inquiries please contact Ms. Maria Deca, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +30 210 33.12.325/7, fax: +30 210 33.13.575.

Please download the application form from the web and submit electronically by May 27, 2015. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Decisions will be mailed out till June 5, 2015. Admitted foreign students will be provided with all necessary documentation in support of a visa application, if this is needed.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

16:30 (approximately) Departure from Rafina or Piraeus port.
Arrival to Tinos island – Dinner.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Welcome and briefing.

A BRICS world? Power shifts – fact, fiction and economists
Michael Cox, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), Co-Director of LSE IDEAS

When is an alliance not an alliance? When it is Russia and China
Michael Cox, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), Co-Director of LSE IDEAS

Afternoon: Free

Monday, July 6, 2015

Israel, the Region and the World
Dr. Aviad Rubin, Faculty chair, Naval academy program, University of Haifa

Turkey between pragmatism and illusions
Dr. Esra Hatipoglu, Professor, University of Marmara

Egypt’s difficult path to normalisation (Speaker TBA)

Afternoon: Discussion with Michael Cox

Tuesday, July 7. 2015

Regional Dynamics and Economic Growth
Panagiotis Roumeliotis, Ex-representative of Greece at the IMF

The new security architecture of East Med
Professor Harry Papasotiriou, President of the Institute of International Relations

Preparations for Joint Resolution/Declaration

Afternoon: Free

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Is Energy a Catalyst for Developments
Dr. Constantinos Filis, Director of Research Programs, Institute of International Relations

Stability vs Instability: Prospects and Ways to Defuse Tensions
Sotiris Roussos, Associate Professor, University of Peloponnese

Issue of Joint Resolution/Declaration on behalf of Participants

Afternoon: Excursion

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Morning free.
Departure and return to Piraeus port at 19:30 (approximately).


Welcome message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus.

Our Department, the University's newest, is now the most selective among similar departments in Greece. Our undergraduate program of studies is based on clusters of courses based on three academic disciplines: International Relations, International Political Economy and International Law.

We also offer four graduate MA programs in International and European Studies, Energy Strategy, Law and Economics, BRICS and International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research. The language of instruction is Greek, however, we plan in the immediate future to start at least one MA program that will be entirely taught in English.

The Department of International and European Studies has also launched nine research laboratories that are open to outside faculty members and encourage the participation of our undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. The Department's laboratories are: Laboratory of Negotiation & Mediation, Laboratory of Education Policy, Research Development, Laboratory of International & European Development Policies and Programmes, Laboratory for the study of BRICS, Laboratory of International & European Policy, Turkish and Eurasian Studies Laboratory, Laboratory of Eastern Mediterranean, Middle and Major East: Economy - Politics –Civilization, Laboratory of Strategic Communication and Mass Media, Laboratory of Intellingence and Cybersecurity.

The Department has established a Rhetoric Society and a Film Society, is a participant and strong supporter of the Erasmus program, regularly hosts ambassadors, decision-makers and renowned academics and actively pursues an internship program for our undergraduate students.

We also place particular importance in co-organizing conferences outside Greece. In the past few years we have collaborated with New York University, Johns Hopkins University, Bar Ilan University and Jawaharlal Nehru University for conferences that took place in New York, Washington DC, Tel Aviv and New Delhi. Our current emphasis is on pursuing collaborative ventures and agreements with international academic institutions.

On behalf of all the faculty and staff members, I welcome you to the Department of European and International Studies of the University of Piraeus.

Dr Aristotle Tziampiris (
Professor of International Relations
Chair, Department of International and European Studies


Το Τμήμα Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών (ΔΕΣ) είναι το νεώτερο ακαδημαϊκό Τμήμα του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιώς.

Το ακαδημαϊκό πρόγραμμα του Τμήματος, όπως έχει ανανεωθεί, προσφέρει δυνατότητα σπουδών στα ευρωπαϊκά θέματα, τις διεθνείς σχέσεις, τις στρατηγικές σπουδές, την παγκόσμια διακυβέρνηση, τη διεθνή πολιτική, τη διπλωματία, τη διευθέτηση διεθνών διενέξεων και μεσολάβηση, το διεθνές δίκαιο, το διεθνές εμπόριο, τη διεθνή και ευρωπαϊκή νομισματική πολιτική και θεσμούς, τη μελέτη των διεθνών χρηματαγορών, το ευρωπαϊκό δίκαιο, τις ευρωπαϊκές πολιτικές, τα μεγάλα παγκόσμια πολιτικά και οικονομικά προβλήματα, τη μελέτη περιοχών του κόσμου, τα εσωτερικά πολιτικά συστήματα και την εξωτερική πολιτική χωρών, τις αναπτυξιακές πτυχές της διεθνούς οικονομίας, τα διεθνή θέματα περιβάλλοντος, τη διεθνή οικονομική, τη διοίκηση διεθνών επιχειρήσεων και οργανισμών, τις νέες τεχνολογίες.

Το ακαδημαϊκό προφίλ του Τμήματος είναι εμφανώς διεπιστημονικό. Στηρίζεται δε ισόρροπα στις τρεις βασικές συνιστώσες του: ήτοι στις διεθνείς σχέσεις-διεθνή πολιτική, στη διεθνή οικονομική και στις ευρωπαϊκές σπουδές. Το Τμήμα Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών πέρα από το διεπιστημονικό χαρακτήρα των μαθημάτων προσφέρει τη δυνατότητα παρακολούθησης μαθημάτων παρεμφερών ακαδημαϊκών Τμημάτων του ίδιου Πανεπιστημίου. Ο φοιτητής έχει τη δυνατότητα στη διάρκεια των σπουδών του να διδαχθεί μαθήματα από όλες αυτές τις επιστημονικές προσεγγίσεις και να αποκτήσει το απαραίτητο επιστημονικό υπόβαθρο που θα του είναι χρήσιμο και αναγκαίο να διαγωνισθεί στην αγορά εργασίας.

Ως προς τις δυνατότητες απασχόλησης μετά την αποφοίτηση, οι πτυχιούχοι του Τμήματος μπορούν να αναζητούν απασχόληση σε Διεθνείς Οργανισμούς, στην ελληνική διπλωματική υπηρεσία, σε άλλες Κρατικές Υπηρεσίες, σε ΔΕΚΟ, σε έντυπα και ηλεκτρονικά Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης και Δημόσιες Σχέσεις, σε Τομείς Διεθνών Σχέσεων παραγωγικών φορέων, σε Ερευνητικά Κέντρα, σε Μη Κυβερνητικές Οργανώσεις, σε Διδασκαλία, σε διοίκηση διεθνών επιχειρήσεων, σε επιχειρήσεις και δημόσιους φορείς εισαγωγών – εξαγωγών, σε διαχείριση ευρωπαϊκών ερευνητικών και άλλων αναπτυξιακών προγραμμάτων, σε διεθνή γραφεία συμβούλων, σε επιχειρήσεις που δραστηριοποιούνται σε άλλες χώρες, σε επενδυτικούς και χρηματοοικονομικούς οργανισμούς και επιχειρήσεις, σε διεθνείς νομικές υπηρεσίες, σε θέσεις αναλυτών της διεθνούς πολιτικής, σε θέσεις πολιτικών αναλύσεων και σφυγμομετρήσεων, σε τομείς διεθνούς μάρκετινγκ.

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