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November 2018

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2019 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 2019 program. The 18th Olympia Summer Academy will take place from July 7 until July 16, 2019, in Nafplion in southeastern Greece.

Please find here the call for applications for the 2019 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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October 2018

Olympia Summer Academy 2018 – The plenary sessions

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Plenary #2: The rise of anti-establishment populist politics in Europe and beyond
Naflpio | 17 July 2018

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Plenary #1: Rethinking security in the 21st century
Nafplio | 16 July 2018

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August 2018

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Andreas Gofas (OSA co-director), Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf (both former OSA faculty members)
have just published
The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations.
As they point out in their acknowledgements, OSA was arguably the place at which the idea of the handbook was born.

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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

Syllabi
- 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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