Auswirkungen der Krise

Rethinking Europe is a series of lectures that, starting from the Greek crisis, aims to refocus the discussion on Europe’s future. Tackling the economic crisis in Greece reflects more comprehensive strategies for Europe. Thus, we bring together influential intellectuals from Europe and the USA to reflect on the consequences of the prevailing hegemonial politics and to rethink a social and political project for Europe.


Lecture 01. Saskia Sassen Greek Crisis: Norm or Exception in Europe?

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University ( She is the author of several books and the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected for various honors lists. Her new book is Expulsions: When complexity produces elementary brutalities (Harvard University Press 2014).



  • Welcome remarks

Johanna Bussemer and Ioanna Meitani, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

  • A few words on the project Rethinking Europe

Polymeris Voglis, Associate Professor of History, University of Thessaly

  • Saskia Sassen and her work

Antonis Liakos, Professor of History, University of Athens

  • Greek Crisis: Norm or Exception in Europe?

Saskia Sassen, Professor, Columbia University, Chair of its Committee on Global Thought

  • Discussion with the public


There will be simultaneous translation from and into Greek and English. Admission is free.

A project of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Office in Greece, in collaboration with the Initiative “For the Defense of Democracy and Society”.


The lectures will commence in fall and winter 2015.



Kallidromiou Str. 17, GR 10680, Athen


Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, DE-10243, Berlin