Changing Faces within the Greek Government: A Discussion of the Political Fallout from the Financial Crisis
The current financial crisis in Greece has generated innovative discussions in political and economic fora, as well as in the mass media. Thanos Veremis, a Professor of Political History at the University of Athens, will be discussing Greece's current situation and what is on the nation's political horizon. Due to the fact that there is an overwhelming demand for new faces in Greek politics, preferably people with impressive achievements in their professional lives and technocrats working in the fields of business and economics, Vermis will speak on the apparently high likelihood of such a change in Greek political life in future elections.
Thanos Veremis is Professor Emeritus of Political History at the University of Athens, Department of European and International Studies and Founding Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He has been Research Associate, at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London 1978-79; Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard Univ. 1983; Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton Univ. 1987; Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford 1993-94; Constantine Karamanlis Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford Massachusetts (2000-2003); and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE (2010). He has served as President of the National Council for Education (2004- 2010). His publications include: The Military in Greek Politics, London: Hurst & Co (1997); with Mark Dragoumis, Greece, World Bibliographical Series, vol.17, Oxford: Clio Press (1998); with John Koliopoulos, Greece. The Modern Sequel, London: Hurst & Co, (2002); The Balkans. Construction and Deconstruction of States, Patakis (2005). His most recent title (with John Koliopoulos) is: Modern Greece. A History since 1821, Wiley-Blackwell (2010).