CONNECT: Rethinking the Greek “Exodus”

Oct 6, 2017


About session

The resurgence of large-scale emigration from Greece in times of crisis and austerity politics has received extensive media coverage. In a rather politicised public discourse it is presented as an one-way option for certain population segments, notably the young and the highly skilled, and hence a drain of the most dynamic part of the country’s labour force. In this panel we aim to challenge a number of conventional assumptions underlying how we think about the new Greek emigration. We will seek to get our facts straight about a phenomenon that reconstitutes Greek diasporic communities in the UK and globally, who now claim an autonomous voice and a central role in affecting change in Greece.

  • Manolis Pratsinakis

    Onassis/Seesox Fellow, Dpt of Politics & Int. Relations, University of Oxford


    Manolis Pratsinakis is the Onassis/Seesox Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He was previously a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Macedonia (2015-2017), a visiting fellow at the University of Sussex (2016) and a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (2013-2015). His academic interests broadly concern the

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