1st Global Politics Online Summer Academy

 “Is the Eastern Mediterranean Doomed to Instability? Prospects for Cooperation and Stability”

 Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th July 2021

Οrganized by:

The Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece

and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ΕLIAMEP)

The modules offered during this intensive short-term program provide participants with a plethora of insights and different perspectives on the current security landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean. Special emphasis will be placed, among others: 1) on the new security threats and challenges in the broader Mediterranean region; 2) on the strategies adopted by major powers and international organizations for managing migration in the region; 3) on the evolution of the long-standing conflict between Greece and Turkey and the prospects for cooperation in an era of uncertainty and transformation; and 4) on the “Geopolitics of Energy” in the Eastern Mediterranean and its role in becoming a catalyst for cooperation and conflict resolution. An innovative part of the Summer Academy will be the “Ambassadors Forum”, a roundtable discussion between the Ambassadors of key-states in the region on the prerequisites for promoting stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Academic Coordinators:

Dr. Helena Maragou, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, American College of Greece

Prof. Panayotis Tsakonas, University of Athens; Head, Security Programme, ELIAMEP

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


  • Learn from distinguished academics, diplomats and policy experts about the latest developments in the Mediterranean region.
  • Make new contacts and network with people from Europe and the Mediterranean region.


The program is designed for:

  • Undergraduates and graduate students from Greece and abroad, in the fields of political science, law, international relations, security and ‘area studies’
  • Policy practitioners
  • NGO representatives
  • Embassy officials
  • Military academies
  • Media representatives

Please provide the following documents in English:

  • Statement of purpose (max 200 words)
  • Short bio


You may apply online here.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Maximum number of participants: 30


40 € (Students)

80 € (Professionals)


All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

The agenda is available here.


Marianna Vasilopoulou at [email protected]