Conference Programme

Central Topic: Turning risk into opportunity: An efficient crisis management.

Programme - Speech Titles - Abstracts (Download PDF)

1st Day

08:00 - 09:30 Registration.
10:00 - 10:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks.

Opening Remarks of Conference by Ambassador Eleftherios Anghelopoulos.

10:40 - 11:25

Inaugural Speeches.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen Director General of the European Union Military Staff. European Union Military Capabilities – Putting EU Global Strategy into Action and Providing Preventive Security for European Interests and Values
Professor Jonathan Wilkenfeld Research Professor, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland. Challenges to Crisis Management in the Current International System
11:25 - 11:40 Coffee break.
11:40 - 13:30

Session 1: Challenges arising from migration - terrorism - hybrid threats: The role of Greece.

Moderator: Dr Charalampopoulos Nikolaos - Political Scientist, Researcher on issues of Political Violence and Extremism.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Professor Ioannis (John) M. Nomikos Director of Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). European Intelligence Academy (EIA) Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist (CMAS). Founding Editor, Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS). Editorial Board, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IJIC). Counter-terrorism Challenges in Greece: Threats from Human Trafficking, Migration and Radicalization
Professor Harry Papasotiriou Professor of International Relations at Panteion University and Director of the Institute of International Relations. From al Qaeda to ISIS
Professor Kostas Ifantis Professor of International Relations with Emphasis on Security Studies, Panteion University. Countering Hybrid Threats: What kind of Deterrence
Dr Maria Chr. Alvanou Criminologist - Terrorism & P/CVE expert, ITSTIME member. Stereotypes and Misconceptions: Terrorism as a Threat in a World of Migration
13:00 - 13:30 Q & A.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break.
14:30 - 16:30

Session 2: Mediterranean maritime and energy security: Why they are important for Europe?

Moderator: Professor Lampas Nikolaos - Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Piraeus.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Vice Admiral (retired) HN Marzoukos Vasileios Honorary Commander of Hellenic Naval Academy, President of the Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies (HEL.I.S.S.). The Critical Challenge of Eastern Mediterranean Security and Europe's Future
Professor Emmanuel Karagiannis Associate Professor, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London. Greece as an Εnergy Security Provider in the Eastern Mediterranean
Mr Costis Stambolis Vice President and Executive Director of IENE. The Role of Greece in Enhancing European Energy Security
Professor Tziampiris Aristotelis Professor of International Relations, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. The New Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

Q & A.

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Brake.
16:30 - 16:45 Wrap-up of the 1st day topics.

2nd Day

09:00 - 09:20

Inaugural Speech.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Alexis Papachelas Journalist, executive editor of "Kathimerini" newspaper.
09:20 - 11:00

Session 3: By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail: The role of preparedness in crisis management.

Moderator: General (retired) Konstantinos Ginis - Honorary Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Dr Sweijs Tim Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Crisis Management: From Anticipation to Preparation
Professor Gerassimos Karabelias Professor, Department of Sociology Panteion University. Looking at the Past to Move Forward: Lessons-learned in Leadership Preparedness from Xenophon and Machiavelli
Professor Konstantina Botsiou Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese. The use of Μodern Ηistory in Crisis Management Preparation
Professor Platias Athanasios Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. The Problem of Inadvertent Escalation: Strategies for Crisis Management

Q & A.

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break.
11:15 - 13:15

Session 4: Leadership, crisis informatics and media strategy as critical enablers for effective crisis response.

Moderator: Lieutenant General (retired) Stavros Koutris - Honorary Commander 98 HCBG Archipelagos Division.

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Professor, Ioannis A. Ragies Associate Professor, Hellenic Military Academy - Professor, Hellenic National Defence College. Charismatic and Heroic Leadership in times of Crises
Dr Konstantinos P. Balomenos Political and International Relations Scientist. What is the Right Medium for Transmiting Specific Messages to your Target Audiences During a Crisis Situation?
Dr Andreas Liaropoulos Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus Intelligence, Crisis Management and Decision Making

Q & A.

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch Break.
14:15 - 16:15

Session 5: The need for closer cooperation amongst international organizations: An essential prerequisite for effective crisis management.

Moderator: Ippokratis Daskalakis, Major General (retired) Research Director Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies (HEL.I.S.S.).

Speaker Faculty Presentation Title
Matteo Gomirato Policy Officer for UN matters at European External Action Service. EU-UN partnership: a positive force for change
Dr Alexandra Novosseloff Non Resident Senior Fellow Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations International Peace Institute (IPI). The need for closer cooperation amongst international organizations in crisis management: past and future challenges
Professor Dimitris Bourantonis Professor, Department of International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Εconomics and Business. The Role of Chair in International Organizations
Professor Spyros Blavoukos Lecturer at the Department of International and European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Inter-organizational Relations and Effective Crisis Management

Q & A.

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break.
16:30 - 17:30

Conclusion of Conference.

Closing Speech by Ambassador Eleftherios Anghelopoulos.