mid-September 2022
June 2023

Politics of Liberation

We are happy to announce the launch of the bi-monthly seminar series “Politics of Liberation” which will be conducted by Rosa Vasilaki and George Souvlis and will take place in the premises of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung on Friday evenings from mid-September 2022 to the end of June 2023. The seminar will have the form of an open talk given by an invited speaker discussing aspects of the current conjuncture related to their research interests. Discussion with the participants will follow and materials related to the seminar will be available beforehand.

The seminar hopes to cover a gap in a specific kind of sociability and discussion in Greece – which would bring together all interested parties in the dynamics of social change – especially after the economic crisis, the increasing  in Europe, the rise of authoritarianism and variations of the Far Right, the global experience of COVID-19 and the apparent inadequacy of the Left to positively capitalise on these extremely significant social and political shifts.

The seminar aims to be open to the broader spectrum of progressive social forces, and go beyond the usual limitations of academia, organized party politics, or the narrow focus on Europe. The overall purpose of such endeavour is to create the conditions for true exchange, dialogue and deep reflection on social change.

The seminar will be conducted in English and will be broadcast also online through the digital platforms of the RLS office. The web page of the seminar will be launched at the beginning of September and will include the exact program, a reservation calendar, as well as materials related to the speakers and their respective topics of research/discussion. The seminar will be open to all upon reservation via the online calendar.


The speakers for 2022-2023 series are: Dylan Riley, Judith Butler, Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Édouard Louis, Geoff Eley, Stathis Kouvelakis, Brad Evans, Chantal Meza, Yiannis Hamilakis, Sarah Farris, Seraphim Seferiadis, Loukia Kotronaki, Vassilis Lambropoulos, Olga Lafazani, Paola Revenioti, Panagiota Gounari, Aristotle Kallis, Susan Robertson, Kanishka Goonewardena, Elisa Giustinianovich, Cedric de Leon, Athina Karatzogianni, Eugenia Siapera, Demetra Tzanaki, Volodymyr Ishchenko.


Office in Greece
Kallidromiou 17, Athens


Headquarters at Berlin
Franz-Mehring-Platz 1,