NEWS

This Week

MONDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with Cypriot Parliament Speaker Dimitris Christofias. At 1.30 p.m. she will hold a press conference on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and China. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) will hold a conference on «Greek National Security Policy,» at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater of the National War Museum in Athens. Tel. 210.725.7110 or log on to www.eliamep.gr. The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens to host a seminar on «Ancient Greek Theater Managers,» at 7 p.m. at the Institute Hostel, 2 Makriyianni. Tel. 210.924.3256. The Historical Archive of the University of Athens will host a lecture on «A Happy Coincidence: Integrating Gender in Dutch History,» at 7 p.m. at its premises, 45 Skoufa, Kolonaki. For details, log on to www.uoa.gr. The Hellenic Nurses’ Association (ESNE) will hold the 34th Panhellenic Nursing Congress at the Minoan Palace Hotel in Hania, Crete. To Thursday. Tel. 210.770.2861 or log on to www.esne.gr. Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos to meet with Mayor of Piraeus Panayiotis Fasoulas. TUESDAY Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis visits China. To Sunday. The Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESHEA) will stage a 24-hour strike. Panteion University’s International Relations Institute (IDIS) will hold a lecture on «Partisan and Ideological Polarization in Contemporary American Politics,» given by Jeffrey Koch, professor at the State University of New York. At 1 p.m. at IDIS premises in Plaka. Tel. 210.331.2325-7 or log on to www.idis.gr. WEDNESDAY Greece’s chief of staff Admiral Panayiotis Hinofotis to attend the 157th meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Staff session in Brussels. To Thursday. The Fulbright Foundation in Greece and the University of Iowa will be holding the New Symposium on «Justice – One or Many?» at 7.30 p.m. at the House of Literature on the island of Paros. To Sunday. Tel. 210.724.1811. The fourth world meeting of the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) and Unesco begins in Athens. A series of events will be hosted in Volos and the broader area of Magnesia prefecture. To Sunday. For further details, log on to www.iovhellas.gr. FRIDAY Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to attend the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit in Zagreb, Croatia. The first International Symposium «Seven Wise Men of the World in Cardiovascular Surgery,» begins today at Zappeion Hall and tomorrow at the European Cultural Center of Delphi. Tel. 210.643.8585 or log on to www.7wisemen.com. The Panhellenic Association of Teachers of English in Primary and Secondary State Education (PEKADE) will hold a conference on «Learning English in the State School: Reality or Utopia,» at the Stoa tou Vivliou. For details, log on to www.pekade.gr. The University of Athens will host a conference on «Quality of Life for the Disabled. The Contribution of Education. Problems and Perspectives,» at 3 p.m. on the University campus. To Saturday. Tel. 210.368.9765 or log on to www.uoa.gr. The Mediterranean College will host a lecture on «Mediterranean: Myth and Reality,» to be delivered by Professor Nikos Mouzelis at 7 p.m. at the college’s facilities on Patission Avenue in Athens. Tel. 210.889.9600 or log on to www.medecs.gr. SATURDAY The fourth Medical Congress of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki begins at the Macedonia Palace Hotel. To Wednesday. Tel. 2310.253.465-7.