Recent and coming events

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  • Dukakis Center poised to pass milestone › The Dukakis Center is tuning 20! To launch our birthday celebrations, the  Center has scheduled two major events in March. The first, to take place at the Municipality of Thessaloniki on March 9-10, is a mock national democratic convention for local high school and university students. (February, 2018) Read more →
  • Annual Fall Advisory Board Meeting › The Annual fall meeting of the Board of Honorary Advisors has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 14. The plenary session will take place, in situ and remotely via Skype, at 7 PM Athens time. Items on the agenda will include a recap of the 2016-17 year, and a preview of planning for the twentieth anniversary season. Additional items will be announced in due course. (October, 2017) Read more →
  • Dukakis Center at Reworks › On Wednesday, September 13, the Dukakis Center and the US Consulate General of Thessaloniki will co-sponsor the keynote session at this year’s Reworks Agora event, a Dukakis Lecture by (September, 2017) Read more →
  • Chryssa Nikoleri › We are saddened to report that Chryssa Nikoleri has passed away. Ms Nikoleri collaborated with the Dukakis Center on multiple occasions, notably in the spring of 2014, when she conducted a masterclass in environmental portraiture for five talented young photographers, who subsequently exhibited their work at the State Museum of Modern Art, Port Annex, in an exhibition entitled "Would you vote for me?" (August, 2017) Read more →
  • Alumni corner: Iliyan Iliev › I was an International Relations major at the American College of Thessaloniki from 2013 to 2017. Since my first semester at ACT I was involved at the Dukakis Center, first as a volunteer, and then as an intern. It was a life-changing experience for me because it allowed me to participate in multiple activities that I had never done before. (June, 2017) Read more →
  • Dukakis Center pilots "Young Citizens" project › The Dukakis Center piloted a new project in April and May, 2017, amid sixth grade pupils at the First Elementary School of Panorama. The pupils in Ioannis Vrettos' ΣΤ2 class deliberated and voted on a resolution to address the problem of graffiti in public spaces near their school, in such a way as to develop a common area for children to express themselves freely and take responsibility for the upkeep of this same space. (June, 2017) Read more →
  • Dukakis Center to host exhibition on "Social Capital" › The Dukakis Center at ACT has invited Scott Townsend to visit Thessaloniki to share the fruit of recent research in Greece, in the form of an exhibition entitled "Social Capital," to be hosted at the French Institute of Thessaloniki from June 21 till July 17, 2017. Mr. Townsend is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University. His work in the last thirteen years has taken the form of specific projects concentrating on issues of globalization. (June, 2017) Read more →
  • John Koenig at the Dukakis Center › John Koenig, former US Ambassador to Cyprus, visited ACT and the Dukakis Center last week to deliver a Dukakis Lecture, and to visit with various constituencies at the College. The highlight of Ambassador Koenig's visit was a Dukakis Lecture entitled "The Cyprus end-game: Unification or permanent partition?" The event was co-hosted by the Navarino Network, and took place at the Daios Hotel, on the site of the old US Consulate General.  (April, 2017) Read more →
  • Alexandros Mallias returns to the Dukakis Center › Former Greek Ambassador to the United States Alexandros Mallias spoke to ACT students on January 30 under the auspices of the Dukakis Center, on the siubject of his most recently published book, The Middle East and Pandora's Box. Ambassador was in town to promote his book at various venues and graciously accepted an invitation to return to ACT, which he first visited for a Dukakis Lecture in 2011, following a long period of gestation dating back to 2004. (March, 2017) Read more →
  • Dukakis Center scholars lecture at the University of Macedonia › This past November 29, some 150 students and faculty from the Universities of Macedonia and Thessaloniki heard ACT instructors Lambrini Nassis and David Wisner speak at a public conference on the recent US elections, hosted by the Greek Association of Political and Economics Science Students at the University of Macedonia. Wisner offered an overview of the US system of government, followed by some of the more unusual features of the 2016 elections. Dr. Nassis then spoke on the Electoral College and on voting behavior in 2016. (December, 2016) Read more →
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