What’s new


July 2015

We, at the Olympia Summer Academy, are following closely the situation in Greece as it unfolds.
As of Monday June 29th, capital controls have been imposed on all Greek bank accounts.
However, all electronic payments and cash withdrawals from foreign accounts are still free.
All visitors to Greece, including our faculty and students of this year’s Academy, are kindly advised to carry some cash when they come.
We are taking all necessary measures to ensure a smooth and problem-free Academy.
We remind our guests that Greece receives more than 20 million tourists per year and the country is absolutely safe.


June 2015

Schedules and Syllabi 2015

- Syllabi

Cycle A’: Conflict & Political Violence
Cycle B’: The History, Philosophy, and Sociology of IR
Cycle C’: Religion & International Politics
Cycle D’: Terrorism & Counterterrorism
Cycle E’: Political Risk Analysis
Cycle F’: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

Please note that the reading material from each cycle can be found here

- 2015 Extracurricular Activities

- 2015 Info Letter


May 2015

Deadline extension

Applications can be submitted and will be reviewed on a case by case basis until July 6.


April 2015

5 KAS scholarships for Greek citizens at OSA 2015

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Greece supports the Olympia Summer Academy 2015
by offering scholarships to Greek students.
You can find the call for applications with all details here.
The application deadline is April 30, 2015.


March 2015

Watch our brand new OSA video teaser!


February 2015


Our new flyer for OSA 2015 has just been printed!

You can download it by clicking here!


January 2015

New Cycle F in
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
[July 18-23, 2015]

The course provides an overview of a vast and expanding literature and an introduction to the most
relevant current debates in the field of nationalism and ethnic politics. The course deals with the concepts,
theories, historical origins, trajectories and variety of nationalism and its relationship with the modern state.
With the help of a number of historical case studies from the distant and the recent past, the course investigates
the significance of ethnicity for today’s globalizing world.


December 2014

The 2015 Olympia Summer Academy call is out!

Join us and become part of a worldwide scholarly network!


November 2014

As of summer 2015, OSA is moving to Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece and a picturesque seaport town
where the medieval meets the modern. We look forward to this new OSA era, but at the same time we remain
strongly committed, and indeed thankful, to Olympia both for its hospitality during the last thirteen years and
its guiding flame and spirit that will always remain with us.


July 2014

“If you are considering a summer school on political violence or IR theory for 2015 and beyond,
I know of no better place than the Olympia Summer Academy, at which I just had a wonderful experience,
both academically and personally, learning much and making many new friends.
A big thanks to my gracious hosts Andreas Gofas, Stathis Kalyvas, Dimitris Keridis
and the rest of the Olympia team for ten memorable days in Thucydides’ land!”

Nuno Monteiro
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University

Nuno 4


March 2014

The OSA Organizing Committee congratulates Assoc. Prof. Erica Chenoweth, a 2012 faculty member,
who yesterday received the ISA Karl Deutsch Award.

Erica, well done and we look forward to having you again with us in a future Olympia!


February 2014

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Athens supports the Olympia Summer Academy 2014
with grants for students of Greek nationality.