Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE.
Established in 1996, the Hellenic Observatory is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece. It brings together a core group of LSE academics, and a range of Research, Post-Doctoral and Visiting Fellows, to create a multidisciplinary network of social scientists scholars focusing on Greece.
In 2011, the Observatory expanded its coverage to include contemporary Cyprus.
Observatory staff and visitors conduct individual and group research projects, published in high quality outlets including the Observatory’s own extensive Discussion Paper Series GreeSE. We facilitate research projects beyond the UK and acts as a conduit and forum for collaborative research projects. Our core staff are important contributors to public debates and commentary on the contemporary political and economic situation in Greece.
Further, the Hellenic Observatory has an extensive schedule of public lectures, seminars and conferences (including a biennial PhD Symposium), enabling the Observatory to be a leading forum for the exchange of views and opinions on the Greek economy, politics and society in its domestic and international contexts.
For more details on the HO's Mission, Aims, Structure and Donors click here.
The Hellenic Observatory is affiliated to two other units at the European Institute:
LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe & Contemporary Turkish Studies.
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Hellenic Observatory 6th PhD Symposium Keynote-Speech
by Professor Costas Lapavitsas
, Associate Dean, SOAS
'Eurozone Crisis: True Causes and Effective Therapies'
Chair & Comment by Professor Achilleas Mitsos
6 June 2013, 14.30-16.00, Wolfson Theatre (NAB LG.01), LSE
Entry is on a first come first served basis!
6th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece & Cyprus
6-7 June 2013, LSE
Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation
The Abstract Submission is now closed and the Programme will be available soon.
For more details on Hellenic Observatory Events click here
From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment: Reforms in Greece, 1974-2010
Editors: Stathis Kalyvas, George Pagoulatos and Haridimos Tsoukas Hurst Publishers, 2012
The book is part of a series on Contemporary Greece supported by the Hellenic Observatory
Political Economy of Statebuilding - Power after Peace
Chapter 10 by Richard Caplan, Spyros Economides and Othon Anastasakis, ‘Regional Approaches to State-building I: the European Union
THE CYPRUS ISSUE - The Four Freedoms in a Member State under Siege
Author: Dr Nikos Skoutaris, A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Hart Publishing, 2012
Cyprus and the Politics of Memory: History, Community and Conflict Editors: Rebecca Bryant, A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE and Yiannis Papadakis, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus
For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here