Symposium: Gender & Identity / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Symposium: Gender & Identity

Understanding Sexuality and LGBTQ+ Intersections of Diversity

28 ΜΑΥ 2017
10:00
 
Upper Stage
The symposium will be held in English
Α symposium for gender identities and sexual orientation by Onassis Cultural Centre, national LGBTQ+ helpline 11528, Deree – The American College of Greece and the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. Click here to reserve your seat.

Students will receive certificate of attendance.
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.


SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
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

credits

Scientific Coordinator: Nancy Papathanasiou
Presenter: Thanos Vlachogiannis
Organization: Marilena Dania

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Language:
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.

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