On the 22nd of September, we hosted the first Circle event in our ClubHouse – and the first one after the summer break. The discussion focused on the geopolitical repercussions of the still-raging war in Ukraine and the unwelcoming impact faced at a global, regional, and national level.
Our first speaker, Dr Constantinos Filis, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs of the American College of Greece, explained the gains and losses of the two main players, Ukraine and Russia, analyzing the situation as it is today, how and why it unfolded as such, and what we may expect in the near future.
Our second speaker, Mr Evangelos Georgousis, (retired) Lieutenant General Air Force, focused on our backyard and the implications of the war on our country, especially as far as our relationship with Turkey is concerned. As military conflict has re-emerged in Europe to resolve political differences, and several countries feel increasingly confident about reviewing their borders despite long-standing international agreements, 2023 – an election year for Greece and Turkey – is expected to be tense.
Time plan & key discussion points
18.00 | Welcome Coffee
18.30 | CEO Clubs News
18.50 | Presentations
19.45 | Q&As & Discussion
20.15 | Cocktail Buffet