ECONOMY

Agenda

MONDAY The Australian Embassy in Athens has opened a book of condolences for the victims of the Australian bushfires through Friday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Thon Building, 6th floor, on the corner of Kifissias and Alexandras avenues in Ambelokipi. Tel. 210.870.4011. Lecture on «Greece’s International Position in a Changing World,» by Christos Rozakis, the vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights. Organized by the Think Tank for the Modernization of Society, at the Karatzas Building of the National Bank of Greece (82-84 Aeolou). For more information, visit www.opek.gr. Public lectures by renowned African-American author, journalist and biographer Evelyn C. White will take place in Athens at the Hellenic American Union and the American Community School Arts Center and in Thessaloniki at Anatolia College and the American literature department at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Until February 25. For details, call the US consulate in Athens at 210.720.2363 or in Thessaloniki at 2310.242.905. «Presentation Skills» is the subject of a seminar to run until Wednesday, held by the Focus Center for Training and Development. For details, call Info Publications, at 210.994.0109. Dimitris Papadimoulis, the member of the European Parliament for the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), is speaking at 7 p.m. at the Titania Hotel (52 Panepistimou, Athens) on «Our Account, European Left and the Challenge of the European Elections.» The First Panhellenic Robotics Conference starts today and concludes tomorrow at the Esperia Palace Hotel in Athens, organized by the Technical Chamber of Greece. For further information, visit www.HEROC2009.tuc.gr. TUESDAY «Iran: 30 Years On, Change or Continuation?» is the subject of a discussion held by the Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) within the context of a debate on the prospects for the broader Middle East. Speakers set to participate are Dr Alexandros Koutsis of Panteion University, Thanos Dokos, the general director of the Greek Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Vivi Kefala, associate professor at the University of the Aegean. At IDOS headquarters (2nd floor, 16 Panepistimiou), at 6 p.m. FRIDAY «Greece and Britain: Facing the Challenges» is the title of this year’s conference by the Hellenic-British Chamber of Commerce in London, at the Berkeley Hotel. Keynote speakers are Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis and Tourism Development Minister Costas Markopoulos. Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Harokopion University of Athens are organizing a one-day event on child obesity and malnutrition in the university’s amphitheater (70 Eleftheriou Venizelou, Kallithea). For more information, call 210.954.9206, or email [email protected]