17th Annual Symposium

EXODUS

 Population movements in a changing world

After thirteen years, the Symposium is reconvening at the birthplace of Hippocrates, the island of Kos, aiming to generate a creative thinking on a number of timely issues. 

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Noeleen Heyzer - 9th Symi Symposium

Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of Unifem and Chair of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Israeli Palestinian Peace, gives local womens perspective on the Middle East crisis. – Samos, Greece (July 18, 2006)

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Noeleen Heyzer,
Executive Director of Unifem

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Michail Bletsas - 9th Symi Symposium

Michail Bletsas, Chief Connectivity Officer for One Laptop Per Child talks about the $100 laptop and the political implications of the digital revolution in Greece and beyond.

Samos, Greece (July 17, 2006)

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Michail Bletsas,
Chief Connectivity Officer at “One Laptop Per Child” (OLPC)

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Mark Medish - 9th Symi Symposium

Mark Medish is the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Samos, Greece (July 21, 2006)

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Mark Medish,
Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Luis Ayala - 9th Symi Symposium

Luis Ayala, Secretary General of Socialist International, assesses the outcome of the S.I. Presidium, the meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister and the conflict in Lebanon and Israel.

Samos, Greece (July 17 2006)

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Luis Ayala,
Secretary-General of the Socialist International

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Kemal Dervis - 9th Symi Symposium

Kemal Dervis is the Head of the United Nations Development Program.

Samos, Greece (July 21, 2006)

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Kemal Dervis,
Head of the United Nations Development Program

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James Fishkin - 9th Symi Symposium

James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University, describes the outcome of the first deliberative poll to select an electoral candidate, held in Athens by the Greek Socialist party.

Samos, Greece (July 20, 2006)

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James Fishkin,
Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University

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Charles Landry - 9th Symi Symposium

Charles Landry, Author of The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators, outlines his vision for the art of city-making in a world of expanding urban development.
Samos, Greece (July 20, 2006)

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Charles Landry,
President of Comedia & Author, “The Creative City”

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Blair Ruble - 9th Symi Symposium

Blair Ruble, of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, summarises the challenges for the plural city in the 21st century.

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Blair Ruble,
Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center & Author of the “Cities After the Fall”

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Amartya Sen - 9th Symi Symposium

Amartya Sen: 1998 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics.
Today he is the Lamont University Professor at Harvard University.
Samos, Greece (July 21, 2006)

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Amartya Sen,
Professor of Economics at Harvard Uni. and 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Greek Leader Finds Balm for Deficit

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ATHENS — Newly elected and facing a huge budget deficit, Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived in Brussels for his first meeting with European leaders last December with few cards to play.

Greek Leader Finds Balm for Deficit: Straight Talk

By Suzanne Daley

ATHENS — Newly elected and facing a huge budget deficit, Prime Minister George Papandreou arrived in Brussels for his first meeting with European leaders last December with few cards to play.

He might have tried to play for time. Instead, he told them everything. Not only was the Greek deficit twice as high as previously reported, but his country’s finances were also a mess. Corruption was pervasive. Tax evasion, rampant.

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