AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR «The Use of Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Diplomatic Relations and Foreign Policy»

April 23 – 25, 2018, 17:30 – 20:30
Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
6-8 Xenias St., Athens

AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR
The Use of Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
in Diplomatic Relations and Foreign Policy

Featuring
Dr. Frank Louis Rusciano,
Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program,
Rider University; US Fulbright Scholar Norwegian Nobel Institute
and Greek scholars and experts

 

April 23 – 25, 2018
Monday – Wednesday, 17:30 – 20:30
Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
6-8 Xenias St., Athens

Registration is required. Register at: deca@idis.gr till Friday, April 20, 2018.

All lectures will be conducted in English. Free admission. Priority to students.

For more information: 210 331 2325 / http://www.idis.gr/

 

Agenda

Monday, April 23 – Defining and Understanding Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
17:00 – 17:45:Registration

17:45 – 18:00: Opening remarks

18:00 – 18:40:
“World Opinion and Soft Power”
Dr. Frank Louis Rusciano, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program, Rider University; U.S. Fulbright Scholar Norwegian Nobel Institute

18:40 – 18:50: Q&A session

18:50 – 19:10: Break

19:10 – 20:30: Panel Discussion – Chair/Moderator: Prof. Papasotiriou:

  • Dimitris Keridis, Professor of International Politics, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens; Deputy Director, Institute of International Relations
  • Constantine Α. Papadopoulos, Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Deree-The American College of Greece/Member of the Academic Board, Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs, Deree-The American College of Greece
  • Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Professor of Post-war History, Department of History, University of Athens
  • Haralambos Papasotiriou, Professor of Strategic Studies, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University; Director, Institute of International Relations

Tuesday, April 24 – Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Today: Current Trends
17:15 – 17:45: Registration

17:45 – 18:30:
“Global Rage and the Challenges to Soft Power”
Dr. Frank Louis Rusciano, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program, Rider University; U.S. Fulbright Scholar Norwegian Nobel Institute

18:30 – 18:45: Q&A session

18:45 – 19:00: Break

19:00 – 20:30: Panel Discussion – Chair/Moderator: Prof. Papasotiriou:

  • Kostas Lavdas, Professor European Policy and Interest Groups, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University; Professor of Hellenic and European Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Georgios K. Filis, Adjunct Professor, Department of International Business, School of Business, Deree- The American College of Greece
  • Kostas Ifantis, Professor of International Relations with Emphasis on Security Studies, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University
  • Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Wednesday, April 25 – The Future of Soft Power and Public Diplomacy – Global Challenges
17:30 – 17:45: Registration

17:45 – 18:30:
“Can Global Rage be Overcome?: The Possibilities for an ‘Imagined International Community’.”
Dr. Frank Louis Rusciano, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program, Rider University; U.S. Fulbright Scholar Norwegian Nobel Institute

18:30 – 18:45: Q&A session

18:45 – 19:00: Break

19:00 – 20:15: Panel Discussion – Chair/Moderator: Prof. Papasotiriou:

  • Konstantinos Filis, Director of Research Programs, Institute of International Relations, Panteion University
  • Ilias Iliopoulos, Adjunct Professor of Maritime History, Deree-The American College of Greece
  • Chara Karagiannopoulou, Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Politics Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University

20:15 – 21:00: Certificates and Cocktail Reception

 

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American Studies Seminar 2018

Interested in learning more about the United States? University students seeking to gain a better understanding of the United States are invited to attend a seminar exploring American politics, economics, society and culture. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the annual American Studies Seminar provides attendees the opportunity to explore issues of interest to the U.S., Greece, and the world.

The 2018 American Studies Seminar’s theme will be: ‘The Use of Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Diplomatic Relations and Foreign Policy.’ The keynote speaker will be U.S. Expert Dr. Frank Louis Rusciano, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Program,
Rider University and U.S. Fulbright Scholar Norwegian Nobel Institute. Prominent Greek scholars and academics will also participate in panel discussions.

This year, the American Studies Seminar will focus on the use of soft power and public diplomacy in American diplomatic relations and on the importance of education and academic exchanges, as part of the U.S. Foreign Policy. More specifically, on the first day, the seminar will focus on ‘Defining and Understanding Soft Power and Public Diplomacy’; the second day on ‘Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Today: Current Trends’; and on the third day on ‘The Future of Soft Power and Public Diplomacy – Global Challenges’.

The Seminar will be held from Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25, at 17:30 – 20:30 (every day), at the Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece (6-8 Xenias St., Athens). All lectures will be conducted in English. The admission is free and priority will be given to students. Certificates will be awarded following the seminar upon successful attendance of the three-day seminar.

Registration is required. Please register at: deca@idis.gr. For further information about the 2018 American Studies Seminar in Athens and how to attend, please call: 210 331 2325 or visit: http://www.idis.gr. Applications are due Friday, April 20, 2018.

Download the application form