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17/05/2019    

Conference: The Collapse of An Empire: Lessons from Modern Russia

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On May 17, 2019 KEDIS and Gaidar Foundation co-organized an international conference about the fall of the Soviet union with the participation of actual witnesses and analysts from both Greece and Russia. The conference was promoted by a book of late Yegor Gaidar, a major political figure of perestroika reforms in the Gorbachev era. The book was recently translated in the Greek language by Papadopoulos publishers who also sponsored the conference. The event was held at the Chamber of Commerce in Corinth The bookstore Koukida presented the book to the local public.

The discussion focused on the reasons of USSRs collapse and the lessons learnt regarding the fate of communism, great powers, reforms and successor states. Following Yegor Gaidars book Q+A concerned also the idea of US and EC/EU ambivalence towards the dissolution of the Soviet union as well as the distinct historical identity of Russia that differentiates it from the contemporary West.

Speakers:

-Leonid Gozman, Professor of Economic, Lomonosov University, Moscow and Member of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation

-Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics and Director of KEDIS, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese

-Manos Papazoglou, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese

Introductory comments were offered by the Dean of the School of Social and Political Sciences Associate Professor Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis.

The discussion was moderated by Dimitrios V. Triantafyllidis, Journalist and editor-in-chief of the 9,84 FM Radio Station.

The event was attended by students and professors of the University of the Peloponnese, educators, members of the Corinth lawyers association, army officials, members of political parties, NGOs a.o.

 
10/05/2019    

Conference: The Greek landing in Asia Minor and the beginning of the Asia Minor Campaign

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Conference: The Greek landing in Asia Minor and the beginning of the Asia Minor Campaign

KEDIS and Offline Post co-organized this international conference in the Museum of the City of Athens on May, 17, 2019 on the occasion of the 100-years anniversary of the Greek landing in Asia Minor as part of expected incorporation of the region in Greece under the provisions of the then negotiated post-World War I Sevres Treaty between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire.

The discussion focused on the rapidly changing international and regional realities after the Treaty of Sevres, the impact of the Greek National Schism on Greek strategic mistakes, the Disaster of Asia Minor and the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey.

Speakers:

-Thanos Veremis, Professor of Modern History, University of Athens

-Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics and Director of KEDIS, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese

-Sotiris Rizas, Director of the Centre for the History of Modern hellenism (KEINE), Academy of Athens

Moderator: Nikolaos Ermis, Director of Offline Post