Events & Seminars

Countering Islamophobia Kit National Workshop

22 of October 2018
RSVP [email protected] Telephone info: 0030 210 8964531 (ext 2270)
15:30 -21:00 Alba amphitheater, 6-8 Xenias Str., Mavili Sq., Athens



Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, as part of the European Project Counter Islamophobia Kit, has the honor of inviting you in the workshop "Countering Islamophobia Kit National Workshop"* on Monday, October 22, 2018, 16.00 – 20.00 (arrival 15.30-16.00, reception to follow at 20:00) at the Alba amphitheater.

  • Project leader: University of Leeds
  • Scientific partner in Greece: Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
  • Head Researcher in Greece: Dr. iur. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou, LL.M.

Please register for the event by Friday 19/10 by email  at [email protected] or call Mr. A. Alexopoulos at 210 8964531 (ext 2270)


15:30 – 16.00  Registration             

16:00 - 16:10  Welcoming address |Professor Konstantinos Axarloglou, Dean, ALBA Graduate Business School

16:10 - 16:30   Introductory Remark , Presentation of Counter-Islamophibia Kit Research Output in Greece |Dr. Matthildi Chatzipanagiotou, CIK Head Researcher, Greece

16:30 – 17:45  Panel 1: Mapping Islamophobia in Greece and Europe |Moderator: Iasonas Zarikos, Historian, CIK Project Researcher

16:30 – 16:45   Counter-Islamophobia Kit: Overview and Application | Dr. Amina Easat-Daas, Counter-Islamophobia Kit Project Officer, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

16:45 – 17:00  The emergence and shaping of Islamophobia in Greece: Data, Influences, Prospects | Dr. Alexandros Sakellariou, Teaching Fellow, Hellenic Open University and Researcher,   Panteion University

17:00 - 17:15  Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Greece: theoretical and historical perspectives | Dr. Jenny Lialiouti, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary European History,  Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

17:15 – 17:30  Countering Islamophobia as a European Human Rights Law Challenge | Dr. Ilias Trispiotis, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leeds

17:30 - 17:45  Ideologies and Islamophobia in Greece | Iasonas Zarikos, PhD Candidate, CIK Project Researcher

17:45 – 18:15   Break  

18:15 – 20:00  Panel 2: Towards Effective Counter-narratives to Islamophobia in Greece | Moderator: Dr. Matthildi Chatzipanagiotou, CIK Head Researcher, Greece

18:15 – 18:30  Taking stand against racism and islamophobia: Civil Society in search of new narratives | Gerasimos Kouvaras, Country Director, ActionAid Hellas

18:30 – 18:45  Is islamophobia the new xenophobia? State of play in Greece and the need for effective counter-narratives |Eleni Takou, Deputy Director and Head of Advocacy, HumanRights360

18:45 – 19:00  The role of local authorities in countering xenophobia and hate speech |Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice–Mayor for Migrants and Refugees, City of Athens

19:00 – 19:15  People Beyond the Sea - How the Greek media covered the refugee crisis | Ioanna Niaoti, Journalist and writer

19:15 – 19:30  Reflections on the Counter-Islamophobia Kit Project | Hassan Oksuz, Sociology Student, Education Unites Program Alumnus, The American College of Greece and Refugee

19:30 – 20:00   Discussion

20:00 – 21.00  Reception


* The event will be bilingual (presentations in both English and Greek)

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