Johnson and Cornell Welcome the Mayor of Athens, Greece
Giorgos Kaminis will deliver lectures on austerity and renewal in Greece
The Mayor of Athens, Giorgos Kaminis, is coming to Cornell University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for two talks. On Monday, November 5, 2012, Kaminis will give a talk titled “EU Funding in Times of Crisis: The Athens Development Fund” at 1:25 P.M. in Sage Hall B-10. On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Kaminis will discuss “Relaunching Athens in a Time of Crisis: Urban Development, Decentralization and Democracy in the EU Context” at 4:30 PM at the A.D. White House.
Kaminis is an American-born Greek who was inaugurated as mayor of Athens on December 29, 2010. He is also a professor of constitutional law with degrees from the University of Athens, Pantheon-Assas University, and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University. The Greek crisis, which began about six months before Kaminis’ inauguration as mayor, is ongoing, with the country struggling to find ways to repay its creditors in the EU. Kaminis has previously protested against some of the austerity measures in Greece. As the Mayor of Athens, Kaminis is in the difficult position of attending to the needs of the Greek capitol in an environment of deep spending cuts.
Kaminis was invited to Cornell University by Elena A. Iankova, senior lecturer of management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Kaminis’ Monday talk will be a lecture in Iankova’s class on business strategy in the EU; the Tuesday lecture will be open to the public. Kaminis is connected to Cornell University through his wife, Dia Anagnostou ‘99, a Cornell alumna, who received her PhD alongside Iankova in international and comparative political economy.