2500 YEARS SINCE THE BATTLES OF THERMOPYLAE AND SALAMIS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPE
At the conference "Thermopylae and Salamis: Evaluating their importance in the modern world", other well-renowned researchers and professors of Antiquity studies took the floor, such as Roderick Beaton (King’s College, London), Paul Antony Cartledge (Cambridge University), Athanasios Platias (University of Pireus), George Prevelakis (Panthéon-Sorbonne University), Angelos Chaniotis (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Loukas Tsoukalis, President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP.
Athens, January 22th, 2020
HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON ”CLIMATE CHANGE. IT’S IMPACT ON THE LIFE AND THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
The reunion was held under the Patronage of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, who also delivered a speech in the opening session. The event reunited over 40 leaders and decision-makers of the Mediterranean area, as well as ministers and members of the Greek academic community. This reunion was itself a debate framework for topics such as: efforts to protect cultural heritage when confronted with negative effects of climate changes, the impact of climate changes on the Mediterranean, means and instruments on climate change management, the future of euro-atlantic integration and the challenges of 2020 in fields such as politics, business and society.
Athens, January 21st-23rd 2020
PROJECT DESIGNED TO STUDY THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE BALKANS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ROMANIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN ATHENS
In 2020, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization intends to lauch a large project dedicated to the cultural history of the Balkans. The Romanian Institute of Archaeology shall take part in the field research to be conducted within the project.
Athens, January 20th, 2020
The Model NATO Conference is a project destined for Romanian and foreign highschool students, which simulate thus the activity of various committees of the North-Atlantic Organization, focusing on current topics of interest. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization supports such an initiative due to the fact that one of its long-term projects concerns ” Cultural diplomacy and 21st century challenges”. A sub-part of this project concerns the development of ” Cultural Diplomacy through Civic Education”.
Bucharest, January 17th-20th, 2020
THE LEVANT, A SPACE OF DIALOGUE BASED ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE OTHER. EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN: A CONTEMPORARY VALUE
The symposium on Equality of Opportunity between Women and Men: a Contemporary Value, organised by the Romanian-PanArab European Cultural Centre (CCERPA) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Tunisian Republic to Bucharest and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization was held on the 5th of November 2019.
Bucharest, November 5th 2019
On the 3rd of October 2019, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, President Emil Constantinescu presented the mission and the activity of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (IASLCC).
Strasbourg, October 3rd 2019
What is the Levant?
”The old world of the Levant may serve as a source of inspiration for new relationships between states and nations, based on mutual understanding and not on military and economic pressure. Egyptian, Judaic, Assyrian, Babylonian, Phoenician civilizations, Arabian Caliphates, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires created, each in their own way, large spaces for the exchange of goods, ideas and cultural dialogue.
Eastern Mediterranean has fascinated the West since the Renaissance, through Romanticism and Modern times and the admiration of great writers, artists and musicians for the Levant has generated/given birth to magnificent visions and remarkable creation.
The cultural relationships between the Balkans, Near East and Northern Africa have continued throughout the 20thcentury, even during the Cold War and dictatorship, leading to the formation of an intellectual elite schooled in the universities of South-eastern Europe and to mutual cultural exchange. Re-connecting these ties may prove a good occasion for the diversity of mutual traditions to oppose the tendencies of uniformity and globalization overwhelmed by the pressure of profit, opening a new way of life, closer to the aspirations ofman. If globalization cannot be avoided, it can be modeled. Multiculturalism should be promoted and lived with respect for diversity, plurality of identity traditions, for human rights and liberty of conscience.
This visionary project of the Levant, adapted to the challenges of the present, will confer this area a new identity within Europe and the whole world...”