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July 2018

Letter to the Olympia Summer Academy
from Mr Giannis Maniatis,
MP and former Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change

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July 2018

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June 2018

Schedules and Syllabi 2018

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- Cycle A’: Conflict & Political Violence
- Cycle B’: Terrorism & European Security
- Cycle C’: Democratic vs Authoritarian Capitalism
- Cycle D’: The Making and Unmaking of the post-Ottoman Order
- Cycle E’: Forced Displacement: Theory and Practice
- Cycle F’: Political Risk Analysis

Please note that the reading material from each cycle can be found here - 2018 Info Letter

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May 2018

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Professor Richard English, a permanent OSA faculty member,
received the title of Commander of the British Empire from Prince William,
Duke of Cambridge in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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May 2018

Kostas Zivas (OSA ’16) accepted with full scholarship for postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

“During the closing ceremony, my feeling was that OSA 2016 would be a turning point for my academic development, but I couldn’t imagine the extent of its impact. Two years on, I have been accepted to the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Politics and International Relations and it is no exaggeration to say that OSA played an indispensable role in this outcome. The ”History, Philosophy and Sociology of IR” cycle led by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf was a fascinating first encounter with the fields of knowledge I am currently most interested in and proved to be an intellectually transformative experience. I received huge support and encouragement for my academic future and present from my teachers, and for that I am deeply thankful to them and all the other inspiring academics I met at OSA.

When in 2017 I was offered the opportunity to become part of the Olympia crew I didn’t have second thoughts. As a participant it seemed OSA was a smooth, almost self-sustained event. A naive illusion, but one demonstrating the success of the organization. A small team is working tirelessly each year to ensure the final product is of the highest quality and I consider myself lucky to have been part of it. As a volunteer one works in a warm and supportive environment, interacts on a different level with the brilliant academics attending OSA and above all derives great pleasure from knowing he/she has contributed to a unique event”.

Kostas Zivas, MPhil candidate, University of Cambridge

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May 2018

The deadline for applying to the 2018 Olympia Summer Academy has been extended.

The new deadline is May 25, 2018.

 

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April 2018

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April 2018

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April 2018

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Ακαδημία Ολυμπίας: Μια σημαντική ακαδημαϊκή πρωτοβουλία
σε θέματα ασφάλειας και διεθνών σχέσεων

O Ανδρέας Γκόφας, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Διεθνών Σχέσεων στο Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο και συν-διευθυντής της Θερινής Ακαδημίας Ολυμπίας μίλησε στο OnAlert για τη «Θερινή Ακαδημία Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Διεθνών Σχέσεων της Ολυμπίας».

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April 2018

KAS scholarships for Greek citizens at OSA 2018

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Greece supports the Olympia Summer Academy 2018 by offering scholarships to Greek students.

You can find the call for applications with all details here. The application deadline is May 4, 2018.

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April 2018

Η Θερινή Ακαδημία της Ολυμπίας εξασφάλισε και προσφέρει
20 πλήρεις υποτροφίες ύψους 1.000 ευρώ η κάθε μία
σε Έλληνες/Ελληνίδες για να παρακολουθήσουν τη φετινή διοργάνωση.

Προϋπόθεση είναι η παρακολούθηση του πλήρους προγράμματος μαθημάτων (8-18 Ιουλίου 2018).
Η επιλογή των δικαιούχων θα γίνει μετά τη λήξη της προθεσμίας υποβολής των αιτήσεων στις 4 Μαΐου 2018,
μαζί με τη γενικότερη αξιολόγηση όλων των αιτήσεων τόσο από την Ελλάδα όσο και από το εξωτερικό.
Η επιλογή θα βασιστεί στην ακαδημαϊκή επίδοση (merit) και στην οικονομική ανάγκη (need) των υποψηφίων.
Για τον σκοπό αυτό οι υποψήφιοι που θα προκριθούν, στη βάση της ακαδημαϊκής τους επίδοσης (merit),
θα ειδοποιηθούν, μετά τις 4 Μαΐου 2018,
για να υποβάλουν αποδεικτικό του συνολικού οικογενειακού τους εισοδήματος την τριετία 2015-2017
(αν η εκκαθάριση για το 2017 εκκρεμεί, τότε για τα έτη 2014-2016).
Ο τελικός πίνακας των επιτυχόντων θα ανακοινωθεί τη Δευτέρα 11 Ιουνίου 2018.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες επικοινωνήστε με την Άσπα Κυριάκη στο 0030 2310 260322 και olympia@navarinonetwork.org.

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March 2018

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March 2018

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Terrorism and Insurgency, are they One and the Same?

In the final part of the Olympia Summer Academy interviews Richard English, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast, talks to Defence Matters about the differences between terrorism and insurgency and explains that “Hamas, the IRA, al-Qaida and other groups have at times been able to deploy violence which might be seen as insurgent or civil war violence.  That does not mean that that violence is not terroristic”. In this context he also talk about ISIS and further explains why “there are overlaps, even between jihadists and nationalists”.

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 January 2018

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2018 Olympia Summer Academy

The Olympia Summer Academy, an intensive summer school in comparative and international politics for graduate students, young professionals and senior undergraduates, proudly presents its 2018 program. The 17th Olympia Summer Academy will take place from July 8 until July 18, 2018, in Nafplion in southeastern Greece.

The 2018 Academy consists of six cycles. As was the case in the past, a cycle is devoted to the study of political violence, terrorism and political risk. There are three cycles covering new subjects this year.

There is a new cycle on economic governance and the relationship of capitalism with democracy, a very timely subject as the rise of China has revived interest in authoritarian developmentalism.

There is a second new cycle on the multiple crises festering the Middle East under the rubric of the remaking of the international order that was established a hundred years ago with the end of World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

Finally, a third new cycle, related to some extent to the previous one, is devoted to the refugee crisis that has dominated the headlines in recent years. This cycle aims to offer students a comprehensive understanding of the issues involved. While theory and practice have often been at odds when it comes to managing forced displacement, the cycle tries to reconcile both perspectives with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Please find here the call for applications for the 2018 Olympia Summer Academy. Please note that there are many opportunities for financial aid. Please read the information carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Apply now and join a select group of more than 1,000 proud “Olympians” from 70 different nations who excel in academia, business and politics worldwide today. Thanks to a combination of the in-class teaching and out-of-class activities and the high quality of both the faculty and the students, this can be a transformative experience that will help you achieve your career goals.

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  January 2018

Lysimachos Antonios Mavridis (OSA ’17) accepted with full scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago. “I am delighted to be attending the University of Chicago starting this coming fall! I would like to thank Olympia Summer Academy and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for giving me the unique chance to acquaint myself with graduate-level coursework among university students and distinguished professors!
This experience cemented my interest for political science, which I am sure will be a great part of my studies in the University of Chicago. Lastly, I want to personally thank my Professor Stathis Kalyvas who, as a UChicago alumnus, sparked my interest in the University through his inspiring teaching in and out of class.
 
Can’t wait to join the “life of the mind” in the Windy City!”

 

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June 2017

Schedules and Syllabi 2017

Syllabi
- Cycle A’: Conflict & Political Violence
- Cycle B’: Terrorism & Counterterrorism
- Cycle C’: Turkey in the 21st century: Politics, Society and Economy
- Cycle D’: The History, Philosophy & Sociology of IR
- Cycle E’: Identity Politics and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in the 21st Century
- Cycle F’: Political Risk Analysis

Please note that the reading material from each cycle can be found here - 2017 Info Letter

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May 2017

Extension of deadline: NEW application deadline May 25, 2017 due to popular demand.

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March 2017

Η Θερινή Ακαδημία της Ολυμπίας έχει εξασφαλίσει ένα ποσό για μερικές πλήρεις υποτροφίες ύψους 1.000 ευρώ η κάθε μια για Έλληνες πολίτες. Προϋπόθεση είναι η παρακολούθηση του πλήρους προγράμματος μαθημάτων, δηλαδή είτε του κύκλου Α’ είτε δυο από τους συντομότερους κύκλους (B’-F’). Η επιλογή των δικαιούχων θα γίνει μετά τη λήξη της προθεσμίας υποβολής των αιτήσεων στις 3 Μαΐου 2017, μαζί με τη γενικότερη αξιολόγηση όλων των αιτήσεων τόσο από την Ελλάδα όσο και από το εξωτερικό.

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March 2017

KAS scholarships for Greek citizens at OSA 2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Greece supports the Olympia Summer Academy 2017 by offering scholarships to Greek students.

You can find the call for applications with all details here. The application deadline is May 3, 2017.

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January 2017

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Best university teaching award to one of our own, professor Paschalis Kitromilides, honored by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

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November 2016

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The 2017 Olympia Summer Academy call is out!

Join us and become part of a worldwide scholarly network!

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