Welcome to the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service!
βεβαιότερος δὲ ὁ δράσας τὴν χάριν ὥστε ὀφειλομένην δι’ εὐνοίας ᾧ δέδωκε σῴζειν· ( In generosity we are equally singular, acquiring our friends by conferring, not by receiving, favours. )
Welche Regierung die beste sei? Diejenige, die uns lehrt, uns selbst zu regieren. (Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.)
What a time to be deeply and actively involved in the great public issues of the day! And what a promising time it is! In fact, I wish I were starting all over again... [T]he fight for a better world through politics and public service is not only worth it - it can provide one a degree of personal fulfillment and satisfaction unlike any one can experience in any walk of life.
Michael S. Dukakis
Launched in September 1999 as the Michael S. Dukakis Chair in Public Policy and Service, the Dukakis Center is the premier private, independent think tank in Greece, unique in Southern Europe for its focus on citizen engagement. The Dukakis Center is one of three dedicated outreach centers at the American College of Thessaloniki.
The Center contributes specialized undergraduate and post-graduate training and instruction in support of ACT’s academic programs, offers opportunities for project-based internships and experiential learning, carries out applied research in select policy areas, and hosts events and public service initiatives for the benefit of the larger communities of Thessaloniki and Northern Greece.
The Dukakis Center celebrated its fifteenth birthday in 2014 with a series of events on and off campus.
The American College of Thessaloniki is proud to host a center bearing the names of Michael and Kitty Dukakis. I invite you to visit our site, and to send your inquiries about anything that might interest you here.