Past Events

ACT Commencement 2016

It was an emotional and joyful evening for ACT’s graduating undergraduate and graduate students celebrating the successful completion of their studies. During the 2016 Commencement ceremony which took place on campus, at ACT’s open amphitheater, certificates and diplomas were awarded to all graduates, as well as awards given to students who excelled in academia, but also in sports and other extracurricular activities offered by the non-profit educational organization. As every year, ACT also awarded the Philip and Marjorie Ireland Humanitarian & Public Service Award.

International Symposium on the ethics of 3D bioprinting

Twenty five distinguished doctors, scientists, ethicists, and policy analysts participated in a cutting edge research workshop, held from 24 to 26 May 2016 at Brocher Foundation, Geneva, to discuss for the first time the developments and the ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting. Among them Prof. Vincent Müller and Dr. Alexandre Erler of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) who delivered a lecture under the title “Human body in the age of mechanical reproduction: Some ethical concerns of 3D bioprinting”.

News from the Recent Quake - a poetry reading

"News from the Recent Quake"

A Poetry Reading by
Doug Babington
"From Letter - Writing to Poetry: Thessaloniki 1978 - 1980" 

Presentation of his newly published 
20 bilingual poems

Tuesday June 7, 2016

Bissell Library
American College of Thessaloniki

The presentation will be held in both Greek and English.

Dukakis Center convenes Democratic delegates debate on primaries

Two Democratic delegates honored the Dukakis Center with their presence this past Monday evening at La Place Mignonne, a local watering hole in downtown Thessaloniki.

"Is Embodied Intelligence a Necessity for Flexible, Adaptive Thinking?”

ACT Professor of Philosophy Dr. Vincent Müller was interviewed for the a media and market research firm focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

ACT and HellasFin pieced the business puzzle together

ACT – American College of Thessaloniki and HellasFin organized for the first time an open round-table discussion on contemporary business issues. Mr. Nikos Pentzos, President of ZANAE was the distinguished guest, who set the tone for the questions and problems that bother today's companies. Problems rising from the long recession, the capital control regime and the political developments have been discussed by HellasFin experts, in particular​ Mr. Gaitanidis, Mr. Nikolidakis and Mr. Tsatsoulas, while Mr. Papaspyrou offered specialized taxation advice.

Dukakis Center hosts international conference on «Civic Engagement and the Practices of Democracy»

Date of the event: 
April 19th, 2016

«Who needs to change more, the citizen, the elected official, or the political system?»
So asked Professor Gerry Stoke, of the Universities of Southampton and Canberra, in the keynote lecture to the international conference «Civic Engagement and the Practices of Democracy,» held at the Met Hotel on April 18 under the auspices of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), in collaboration with the Public Opinion Research Unit of the University of Macedonia Research Unit.

Dukakis Center hosts distinguished Greek expert in Greek-Turkish relations

Kostas Ifantis delivers Dukakis Lecture
The Dukakis Center hosted a public lecture by Professor Konstas Ifantis, of Panteion and Kadir Has Universities, with Sotiris Serbos (Democritus University) and Paroula Perraki (University of Macedonia) as discussants, while Dr. David Wisner (American College of Thessaloniki) moderated the discussion. The lecture took place on the premises of the NAvarino Network, who co-hosted the event along with the Kaliopi Koufa Foundation.

Poetry in Bissell Library: An evening with poet Elsa Korneti

As part of the ongoing series of the Bissell Library Events commemorate World Poetry Day (March 21, 2016) an introductory afternoon of poetry by Ms. Elsa Korneti was held in the library on March 23, 2016.
The public were able to listen to excerpts from Ms. Korneti’s personal collection and were given the opportunity to come closer to the writing process of poetry and its content.

Haris Panidis art exhibition

Haris Panidis art exhibition
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 the opening of the art exhibition “Haris Panidis: Retrospective Memory Exhibition” took place at the Bissell Library of the American College of Thessaloniki at which many people attended.
          Haris Panidis was born in Thessaloniki on 1954. He graduated from Anatolia College in 1972. He studied Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and undertook his Master’s degree in England, an M.Sc. in Industrial Management.


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