The Dukakis Center will convene practitioners and informed observers from Europe and the US to deliberate on this question. We mean to consider all dimensions of political life, from institutions and practices to political education to political discourse, from competing notions and definitions of crisis and reform to the very future of democratic governance. Our ultimate intent is less to prescribe a specific set of policies than to invite public reflection on the nature and meaning of reform in Greece and beyond.
The symposium will take place in Thessaloniki on November 3-4, 2011. The event will commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the American College of Thessaloniki, the tertiary division of Anatolia (125 years, 1886-2011), and inaugurate formally the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service (formerly the Michael S. Dukakis Chair in Public Policy and Service). Working languages will be Greek and English, with simultaneous translation provided. The symposium is free and open to the public.