The ACG Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in view of the launch of the 2020 IGA & ELIAMEP Summer School organise a conference on

“Eastern Mediterranean geopolitical and energy developments: the implications for regional and European security”


09.30 – 9: 45


Welcome remarks

-Ms. Claudia Carydis-Benopoulou, Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece

-Dr. Thanos Dokos, Director-General, ELIAMEP

9:45 10:15 Keynote adress: H.E. Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy, Athens
10:15 11.45 The Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean



Moderator: Prof. Nikolaοs Farantouris, University of Piraeus, Chair, Legal Affairs, EUROGAS & DEPA


-Dr. Theodore Tsakiris, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia, Research Fellow ELIAMEP

-Mr. Gabriel Mitchell, Policy Fellow, MITVIM Institute, Israel

-Mr. Nicolo Sartori, Senior Fellow and Head of the Energy, Climate & Resources Programme, IAI, Rome

11.45 12.15 Coffee break
12.15  13:45 Tripartite cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean: an early assessment and future prospects
  Moderator: Mr. Athanasios Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini, English edition


-H. E. Mr. Kyriakos A. Kenevezos, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Hellenic Republic

-H.E. Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

-H.E. Dr. Theodoros Theodorou, Ambassador, A6 Directorate for MENA, MFA, Athens

-Mr. Yossi Amrani, Ambassador designate of Israel to the Hellenic Republic

13.45  15.00 Light Buffet Lunch
15:00 16.45


The regional security environment: stability vs turbulence


Moderator: Dr. Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor, University of Peloponnese


-Prof. Cengiz Aktar, Visiting Lecturer University of Athens, EKPA-Turkmas

-Prof. Panayotis Tsakonas, University of Athens

-Prof. Angelos Syrigos, Panteion University, Member of the Greek Parliament

16: 45 17.00 Closing Remarks

-Dr. Thanos Dokos, Director-General, ELIAMEP

-Dr. Haris Vlavianos, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, The American College of Greece


Registration is required.

Please present your ID card or passport at the entrance.

RSVP to Ms. Evelyn Karakatsani, 210 7257124, E-mail:

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Please note that in case you have registered to the electronic form of ELIAMEP’s website until Monday 9th of September, your registration may not be valid, due to technical problems. Please contact Ms. Evelyn Karakatsani to confirm your registration at 210 7257124