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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
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Citizenship resources online

Posted  July 2, 2016  by  Politis

By Niko Adamopoulos Editor’s note. Niko Adamopoulos is a summer intern at the Dukakis Center from Colgate University, where he is a junior in international studies. While in Thessaloniki he will volunteer in local humanitarian efforts with refugees and migrants from Syria and other countries. Here he compiles an annotated list of blogs on citizenship […]

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Lecture by Thomas de Waal: The Great Catastrophe, then and now

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  PR

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Politics at the bistrot — liveblog and livestream

Posted  May 17, 2016  by  DW

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Politics at the bistrot: how democratic are the Democratic primaries?

Posted  May 17, 2016  by  Politis

What: Debate on US Democratic primaries, premiere of get-out-the-vote campaigns, selection of the best «Vote here» signs, mock exit poll, masterclass in social media, and more When: Monday, May 23, 7-9 pm Where: La Place mignonne, Ethnikis Aminis 4 click here for the map     Who: Alec Mally (former US Consul General of Thessaloniki, Democrats Abroad Greece) […]

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Understanding children’s participation

Posted  April 24, 2016  by  Politis

By Maria Patsariki* A couple of days ago, and on the occasion of the Dukakis Center International Conference ‘Civic engagement and the practices of democracy’, a not so surprising theme was brought forward: young people are not interested in, and do not want to do, politics. The quotes were disheartening showing not only a lack […]

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Should we look to ancient Athens?

Posted  April 21, 2016  by  Politis

By Claudia Chwalisz Editor’s note: Originally published on policy-network.net as “An Athenian solution to democratic discontent,” February 19, 2015. Reposted by permission of the author. New forms of contact democracy and innovative forums that allow political and economic institutions to deliberate with citizens are important steps in the long-term battle to renew representative democracy for the […]

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Lansie Sylvia at the Dukakis Center

Posted  April 20, 2016  by  Politis

The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service at the American College of Thessaloniki presents An Inspiration Exchange! workshop in nonprofit communication, community partnerships, and engagement strategy with Lansie Sylvia Director of Engagement, Here’s My Chance, Philadelphia Wednesday, April 20, 4 PM, Municipality of Pilea-Hortiatis, Panorama Cultural Center, Litsa Fokidi Hall “Here’s […]

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Civic engagement and the practices of democracy

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  Politis
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The Warehouse of Souls

Posted  April 6, 2016  by  Politis

By Nicholas Piston* It was somewhat poetic taking the ferry across the Aegean in the cover of night.  I made my way to the outdoor deck, my preferred place to sit whenever taking a ferry in Greece, and stared out to Piraeus, gazing silently at the gates I volunteered briefly at while in Athens (which will have […]

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News in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted  April 6, 2016  by  Politis

The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center in Public and Humanitarian Service, in collaboration with  News-Decoder, Paris, and the ACT English Program, will host a Masterclass in New Media with Nelson Graves, Founder and Director, News-Decoder, on Monday, April 18, at 12 Noon, at The Met Hotel, Thessaloniki.   “News in the Digital Age: Challenges and […]

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Fall 2015 highlights at the Dukakis Center

Posted  April 5, 2016  by  Politis

During the Fall 2015 semester the Dukakis Center was involved in three major undertakings, conceived above all to inspire young people to take an active role in the public life of their country. First, the Dukakis Center underwrote and was present at the annual Thessaloniki International Symposium organized by the Navarino Network, on Sunday, October […]

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Second Festival of Civic and Urban Culture, April 2016

Posted  April 4, 2016  by  Politis

Press release For immediate release March 24, 2016 During a ten-day period from April 11-20 the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service at the American College of Thessaloniki will host its Second Festival of Civic and Urban Culture. The 2016 Festival will include, among others, a masterclass in stop-motion animation for […]

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The Sprit of Eidomeni

Posted  March 27, 2016  by  Politis

The makeshift migrant camp in Eidomeni has been in the news regularly since the end of 2015. Reports today claimed the camp was finally being evacuated by Greek authorities. This would not be the first time. Last November a group of fifteen Dukakis Center interns, from Greece, the US, and several Balkan countries, organized a […]

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Kostas Ifantis at the Dukakis Center

Posted  March 21, 2016  by  Politis

            The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service at the American College of Thessaloniki in collaboration with Navarino Network and the Kalliopi Koufa Foundation Cordially invite you to attend a Dukakis Lecture by Kostas Ifantis Panteion and Kadir Has Universities Greece and Turkey: Neighbours in a […]

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A public service announcement on uninsured vehicles

Posted  March 10, 2016  by  Politis

Is your vehicle currently insured? A penalty of 250 euros will apply for any uninsured vehicle the next few days, as soon as the cross check will be made by the Greek Ministry of Finance, since yesterday, was published the relevant law. If your vehicle is not then insured within two months, further penalties will […]

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Barriers to healthcare access for Roma women in Thessaloniki

Posted  February 17, 2016  by  Politis

As part of the Social Science 399-Service Learning class during the Fall 2015 semester at the American College of Thessaloniki, study abroad student Megan Yuan, a Public Health major from Rutgers University, undertook primary research among one of the most marginalized and disenfranchised demographics: Roma women. Through the Service Learning class, co-taught by Ruth Sutton […]

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What do these young people really want?

Posted  December 17, 2015  by  KK

By Krysta I am commenting on a recent article on the site Ανιχνεύσεις (“Η Νεολαία του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ζητά να καταργηθεί η πρωινή προσευχή στα σχολεία“). I first asked myself, what is more interesting, the question of prayer in school or the activity of Syriza youth. Apart from the fact that the title is completely misleading […]

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The Aftermath of Despair and a Cartography of Hope

Posted  November 30, 2015  by  DW

You are cordially invited To a presentation of photographs by photojournalist Dimitris Bouras “Beyond Dichotomies: Reassembling Global Challenges through the Local: Syria / Iraq | Research Project | 1991, 2003 ~ 2007, 2010 ~ 2015 or, the Aftermath of Despair and a Cartography of Hope ” Tuesday, December 1, 1PM ACT NEW BuILDING A-V ROOM […]

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The same language

Posted  November 27, 2015  by  DW

By Alexia Apostolina A cloudy morning in November we woke up, dressed as warm as we could with a smile on our faces, bags with pullovers, raincoats and everything else we wanted to give to those people. Heroes.  In the bus everyone seemed unsure, wondering about what we would come across in Eidomeni. Many feelings, many […]

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The Bourgeois of Calais

Posted  November 13, 2015  by  DW

Le référendum a été un désastre : tels les bourgeois de Calais, Tsipras a dû se rendre à Bruxelles le 12 juillet avec un projet d’accord encore plus dur que celui qu’il avait soumis à référendum. It’s not an allusion I expect a Greek journalist would make under the circumstances. I so took for granted […]

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