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The cultural roots of the crisis

Cycle B | Polis and the city | Greek society in reflection

January 19, 2011
19:00 - 21:00
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
The signs we ignored—mistakes, delays and misunderstandings.

Free entrance


 

Greece is currently in the throes of its most serious crisis since the reinstitution of democracy in 1974, which creates a pressing need to examine how Greek society ended up in crisis. We also need to ponder on the causes and nature of a crisis which manifested itself in a cultural and ethical crisis before undermining the economy, and to consider where we can go from here: which of the emergent opportunities are worth following up?

The cultural roots of the crisis: The signs we ignored—mistakes, delays and misunderstandings.
We could clearly sense the crisis at the gates, but we preferred to ignore the signs. Because, while the impending economic crisis may not have been obvious to everyone, the crisis of values and collective goals that preceded it was unmistakable. So let us examine, in retrospect at least, the routes that brought us to where we are today.

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Speakers
Vasso Kindi: Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Athens
Antonis Liakos: Professor of History at the University of Athens
Yannis Stavrakakis: Associate Professor of Political Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

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