Greek Foreign Policy Priorities: 1974 - 2010
Eirini Cheila
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E St NW

This presentation will focus on the main priorities of Greek foreign policy from the breakdown of the military dictatorship in 1974 to the financial crisis of 2010. It seeks to analyze the broader framework of conditions and objectives within which Greek foreign policy has been conducted, following a multidimensional foreign policy while being firmly embedded in the Western alliance. Dr. Cheila will delineate the major trends in USA-Greece relations since the 1970s, Greece’s European integration and policy dilemmas during the first PASOK governments, challenges deriving from Greek-Turkish relations and the Cyprus issue and, finally, dilemmas emerging for Greek foreign policy after the dissolution of the Yugoslav Federation and the Balkan turmoil during the post-bipolar area.

Dr. Eirini Cheila is Professor of International Politics and former Head of the Department of International, European and Area Studies at Panteion University (Athens, Greece). She was Visiting Professor at Paris II Panthéon –Assas (2010 -2011), Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellow at Princeton University (1996) and a fellow at the Institut Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin (2007). She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She has published extensively in Greek, French and English on issues related to Greek foreign policy, crisis management and multilateral diplomacy.

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