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Symposium: Gender & Identity

17 May 2017

Understanding Sexuality and LGBTQ+ Intersections of Diversity
28 ΜΑΥ 2017
10:00

Upper Stage
The symposium will be held in English
Α symposium for gender identities and sexual orientation by Onassis Cultural Centre, national LGBTQ+ helpline 11528, Deree - The American College of Greece and the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required.

Students will receive certificate of attendance.

Gender identities and sexual orientation are rapidly becoming a central issue. In this context, the Onassis Cultural Centre and the national LGBTQ+ helpline 11528 - By Your Side, partnered with Deree - The American College of Greece, organize a symposium with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Top experts from across the discipline will present cutting edge research and ideas, and discuss current challenges in keeping up with recent advances.

This is a symposium for social science students, practitioners and educators, and anyone who keeps an open and questioning mind on issues regarding gender identities and sexual orientation.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
Sunday 28 May

10:00-11:00 | Registration

11:00-11:15 | Welcome and introduction

11:15-12:00 | Otherness & Human Dignity: a Story of ‘Something Missing’
Dr. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou: Dean of Students | Deree - The American College of Greece

Introduction to Gender & Identity
Nancy Papathanasiou, PhD: Scientific Coordinator | 11528 LGBTQ+ helpline – By Your Side

12:00-12:15 | Break

12:15-13:15 | Keynote
New Understandings of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Fluidity: Implications for Advocacy
Dr. Lisa M. Diamond: Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah

13:15-13:30 | Break

13:30-14:30 | Hub Session
Emerging Psychological and Social Identities
Prof. Frosso Motti - Stefanidi, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Eleni Vousoura, PhD | Deree – The American College of Greece
Prof. Valeria Pomini, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Prof. Lida Anagnostaki, PhD | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Coordinated by Nancy Papathanasiou, PhD

14:30-15:00 | Break

15:00-15:50 | Keynote
LGBTQ+ Refugees: Escaping Victimization
Dr. Nadia Banteka: Assistant Professor in International Law at Tilburg Law School and INTERVICT

15:50 - 16:00 | Break

16:00 - 17:00 | Hub Session
LGBTQ+ Refugees in Greece
Lefteris Papayannakis | Deputy Mayor of Athens Municipality for Migrants and Refugees issues
Haris Kountouros, PhD | European Parliament
Margarita Kontomichali, PhD | Solidarity Now
Katherine Reilly | Sunday Refugee School
Coordinated by Alexandra Vasiliou, PhD | Processwork Hub
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Scientific Coordinator: Nancy Papathanasiou
Presenter: Thanos Vlachogiannis
Organization: Marilena Dania
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Language: The symposium will be held in English

The symposium is addressed to: Social science students, practitioners and educators, and anyone who keeps an open and questioning mind on issues regarding gender identities and sexual orientation.

Free entrance, on a first come first served basis. Reservation is required. Click here to reserve your seat.

Students will receive certificate of attendance.

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