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The Warehouse of Souls

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,...
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News in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities

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, N...
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Fall 2015 highlights at the Dukakis Center

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 underw...
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Second Festival of Civic and Urban Culture, April 2016

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 F...
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The Sprit of Eidomeni

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 gro...
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Kostas Ifantis at the Dukakis Center

            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...
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A public service announcement on uninsured vehicles

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 rele...
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Barriers to healthcare access for Roma women in Thessaloniki

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 r...
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The Dukakis Center: the inside story

A new academic year is beginning at the American College of Thessaloniki and the Dukakis Center is planning another banner year of events and public service initiatives. Politis caught up with Dr. David Wisner, Executive Direct...
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World Homeless Day 2014

            Purpose The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homeless...
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RIP Loukakinos

                            Photo: Thanasis Tsalikis
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Citizenville

  The story of one man’s quest — and a politician’s no less — to modernize the “most modern” of America’s cities… “Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens c...
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Do we want our politics to be nimble?

In an article published this past weekend on TechCrunch, Michael Papay and David Timby ask what politics cannot work at the swift pace that contemporary business, aided by developments in information technology, can. In this hi...
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The future of Democracy in Europe and beyond

  “The Future of Democracy in Europe and Beyond” Fourth Annual Dukakis International Symposium Municipal Council of Thessaloniki July 1, 2014 6-8 PM Under the auspices of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center fo...
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Public service: commitment and payback

By Brian Newby I’m blessed to be in a job that truly feels like it matches against my skills. There are many facets to overseeing elections, from public relations to candidate relations, from high-tech to situations that ...
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Would you vote for me?

Advance notice, for immediate release The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service is commemorating 15 years of public service initiatives this spring with a Festival of Civic and Urban Culture, cons...
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Relief fund for victims of flooding in Serbia

A relief fund has been created by the Serbian government for anyone who wishes to support victims of the terrible flooding in Serbia. Thank you for taking note and sharing this information with your friends and acquaintances.
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Environmental activism

The Greek office of the World Wildlife Fund is circulating the following open letter with regard to pending legislation regarding potential private development along Greece’s Aegean seacoast. …/… Αγαπητ...
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What is public television?

Politis attended an interesting three-day event in Thessaloniki on the future of public television, organized by Filios Stangos and friends at TV100, Thessaloniki’s municipal TV station. Two interventions caught our atten...
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Look who’s running! (journalists and politics)

Politis asked Maria Patsarika, Krysta Kalachani, and David Wisner to comment on a recent article on tvxs.gr by journalist Stelios Koulouglou, a candidate for Syriza for the European Parliament. How compelling are Mr Koulouglou&...
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