CES invites students to a special extra-semester course taught by dr. Othon Anastasakis (St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford)

CES invites students to a special extra-semester course 2SE446 – The Impact of Crises from the Perspective of the EU Periphery, which will be taught by dr. Othon Anastasakis (St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford).

The recent consecutive crises have in their own ways challenged the unity and solidarity within the European Union, causing divisions between the advanced core (North-West) and the weaker periphery (South East and East). More concretely during the last ten years, the EU has seen these crises affecting differently the various regions and countries of Europe on the issues of eurozone membership, refugee management, migration flows, illiberal practices, geopolitical challenges, external actors to the latest corona virus blow. The aim of this course is to look at these asymmetric shocks from the weaker South, South-Eastern and Eastern peripheries of the European Union.

The course will take place in an intensive form in the week 18-22.10.2021.

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College; Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations; Affiliate of the Centre for International Studies; Affiliate of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA); former Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford (July 2012-October 2015).

He teaches “South East European politics and European integration” for the OSGA and “EU politics” for the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford.

He is currently the Principal Investigator of two research projects: “Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX”; and the OX/BER funded “Migration Diplomacy and Turkey-EU relations”.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; Region Head of Europe in Oxford Analytica

He received his BA in Economics from the University of Athens, his MA in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Columbia University, New York and his PhD in Comparative Government from the London School of Economics. He holds additional degrees in French literature and politics from Paris IV and in Spanish literature, history and history of art from the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo.

You can find more about his activities and publications here