Jerusalem Meets Athens: The New Israeli-Cyprus-Greek Partnership

Presented by The American Jewish Committee Los Angeles, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and USC Center on Public Diplomacy with American Hellenic Council of California and The Hellenic American Leadership Council

Despite striking historical similarities among their peoples, Israel, Cyprus and Greece experienced mostly unfriendly relations for almost 60 years. This situation was radically altered during the past decade with the emergence of ever-widening cooperation among the three states.

This lecture by Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, University of Piraeus (Greece) Professor of International Relations, will discuss how and why Greece, Cyprus, and Israel decided to get so close, what issues and areas have been part of the improved relations and delineate the future prospects for what amounts to a positive development contributing to stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

About Aristotle Tziampiris 

Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris is Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies and Director of the MSc Program in Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics at the University of Piraeus. He is also Standing Fellow at New York University's Remarque Institute, member of the Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), Academic Advisor to the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Founding member of the Israeli-Hellenic Forum, Academic Coordinator for the Erasmus+ "Eastern Mediterranean Regional Training Partnership" Program and Examiner for the course International Relations and Politics for the entrance examinations of the Hellenic Diplomatic Academy.

Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris is Professor of International Relations, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies and Director of the MSc Program in Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics at the University of Piraeus. He is also Standing Fellow at New York University's Remarque Institute, member of the Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), Academic Advisor to the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Founding member of the Israeli-Hellenic Forum, Academic Coordinator for the Erasmus+ "Eastern Mediterranean Regional Training Partnership" Program and Examiner for the course International Relations and Politics for the entrance examinations of the Hellenic Diplomatic Academy.

Dr. Tziampiris was Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California (2016-2017), Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (August-September 2016), Visiting Fellow at New York University's The Remarque Institute (2013-2014), Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Harriman Institute (2009), Director of the Center of International and European Affairs at the University of Piraeus (2012-2013), a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Defense Analyses (IAA-Athens, Greece, 2004-2009) and IAA's Board of Directors (September 2005-June 2006), as well as former Research Associate at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP-Athens, Greece, 2000-2008).

He is the author of The Emergence of Israeli-Greek Cooperation (Springer, 2015); Faith and Reason of State: Lessons from Early Modern Europe and Cardinal Richelieu (Nova Science, 2009); Kosovo’s Endgame: Sovereignty and Stability in the Western Balkans (IAA, 2006); International Relations and the Macedonian Question (ELIAMEP, 2003) [in Greek]; Greece, European Political Cooperation and the Macedonian Question (Ashgate Press, 2000); co editor (with Foteini Asderaki), The New Eastern Mediterranean Transformed: Emerging Issues and New Actors (Springer, forthcoming); co editor (with Spyridon Litsas), The New Eastern Mediterranean: Theory, Politics and States in a Volatile Era (Springer, 2018); co-editor (with Spyridon Litsas) Foreign Policy Under Austerity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-editor (with Spyridon Litsas) The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition (Ashgate Press, 2015). 

Dr. Tziampiris has published a series of essays primarily on international relations and Greek foreign policy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. His op-ed pieces have appeared in various publications and websites, including The New York TimesThe Jerusalem PostThe Huffington PostThe Washington Times and the National Interest.

He holds PhD and MSc (econ) degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a graduate (BA) of Middlebury College. Dr. Tziampiris is married with two children.

4:00pm | Reception

4:30pm | Lecture & Discussion

When

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Where

Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium

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