Olympia Summer Academy 2015: July 13 – 23 [Nafplio, Greece]



It’s been an amazing Olympia Summer Academy 2015!

Promising (under-) graduate students & practitioners from around the world and a faculty at the cutting edge of academic research gathered in Nafplio for ten days to discuss and exchange ideas on various aspects of politics and international affairs.

From 2002 until 2014, the Academy took place at the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Ancient Olympia in Western Peloponnese. In 2015, the Academy moved to Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, and a picturesque seaport town in Eastern Peloponnese where the medieval meets the modern.

This year’s programs were:

  • CYCLE A: Conflict & Political Violence (July 13-23, 2015)
  • CYCLE B: History & Philosophy of IR (July 13-18 2015)
  • CYCLE C: Religion & International Politics (July 13-18, 2015)
  • CYCLE D: Terrorism & Counterterrorism (July 18-23, 2015)
  • CYCLE E: Political Risk Analysis (July 18-23, 2015)
  • CYCLE F: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (July 18-23, 2015)

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OSA 2015 in BLOD.gr (Bodossaki Lectures on Demand)

Breuilly John: Modernity and nationalism: Economy and Politics


Kitromilides Paschalis: The Enlightenment and the theoretical origins of nationalism


English Richard: Nationalism and conflict in Northern Ireland


Kalyvas Stathis: The logic of violence in Civil War


King Charles: Violence and the interpretive tradition


Dimitris Keridis: The case of Former Yugoslavia


Breuilly John: Nationalism, national self-determination and nation-state formation


Panel Discussion: Greece and Europe – Where next? 


OSA 2015