About the Dukakis Center
ἔνι τε τοῖς αὐτοῖς οἰκείων ἅμα καὶ πολιτικῶν ἐπιμέλεια, καὶ ἑτέροις πρὸς ἔργα τετραμμένοις τὰ πολιτικὰ μὴ ἐνδεῶς γνῶναι
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
Welcome to the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service.
Launched in September 1999 as the Michael S. Dukakis Chair in Public Policy and Service, in its current form the Dukakis Center serves as both a think tank and an incubator for new academic programs, including ACT’s pilot honors seminars, and 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.
I invite you to visit our site, and to send your inquiries about anything that might interest you here.