Gender identities and sexual orientation are rapidly becoming a central issue. In the public sphere and outside the halls of academia, increasingly people are using terms related to these issues, sometimes without fully understanding the underlying theory and concepts behind them. In this context, the Onassis Cultural Centre and the national LGBTQ+ helpline “11528 - by your side,” in collaboration with Deree – The American College of Greece and with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens are organizing a one-day symposium on gender and sexual identities.
Top experts from across the discipline will present cutting edge research and ideas, and will discuss current challenges and recent advances.
This is a symposium for social science students, practitioners and educators, and anyone who keeps an open and questioning mind on issues regarding gender identities and sexual orientation.
Sunday 28 May
10:00-11:00 | Registration
11:00-11:15 | Welcome and introduction
11:15-12:00 | Otherness & Human Dignity: a Story of ‘Something Missing’
Dr. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou: Dean of Students | Deree - The American College of Greece
Introduction to Gender & Identity
Nancy Papathanasiou, PhD: Scientific Coordinator | 11528 LGBTQ+ helpline – By Your Side
12:00-12:15 | Break
12:15-13:15 | Keynote
New Understandings of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Fluidity: Implications for Advocacy
Dr. Lisa M. Diamond
: Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah
13:15-13:30 | Break
13:30-14:30 | Hub Session
Emerging Psychological and Social Identities
Prof. Frosso Motti - Stefanidi, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Eleni Vousoura, PhD | Deree – The American College of Greece
Prof. Valeria Pomini, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Lida Anagnostaki, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Coordinated by Nancy Papathanasiou, PhD
14:30-15:00 | Break
15:00-15:50 | Keynote
LGBTQ+ Refugees: Escaping Victimization
Dr. Nadia Banteka
: Assistant Professor in International Law at Tilburg Law School and INTERVICT
15:50 - 16:00 | Break
16:00 - 17:00 | Hub Session
LGBTQ+ Refugees: Intersections of Diversity
Lefteris Papayannakis | Deputy Mayor of Athens Municipality for Migrants and Refugees issues
Haris Kountouros, PhD | European Parliament
Margarita Kontomichali, PhD | Solidarity Now
Katherine Reilly | Teacher and Author
Coordinated by Alexandra Vasiliou, PhD | Processwork Hub
The symposium will be held in English
The symposium is addressed to:
Social science students, practitioners and educators, and anyone who keeps an open and questioning mind on issues regarding gender identities and sexual orientation.
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. Click here to reserve your seat
Students will receive certificate of attendance.