Nafplio, Greece

The Making and Unmaking of the post-Ottoman Order

when 8 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 500

2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The War destroyed the Ottoman Empire and gave rise to a new regional order in Southeastern Europe and much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In recent decades, the former Ottoman world has become one of the most talked-about slices of political geography on the globe. The Yugoslav wars of succession in the 1990s, multiple civil conflicts across the MENA, as well as the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” have led many to ask: Is the post Ottoman order unraveling? The cycle aims to study the making, unmaking and future remaking of the region once ruled by the Ottomans. The cycle will discuss how global forces such as colonial legacies, nationalism, development, modernization, religious extremism, economic globalization and great-power rivalries have shaped and continue to affect the politics of the region.

Course leader

Kristin Fabbe, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School.

Dimitris Keridis, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University.

Target group

Graduate students, young professionals and senior undergraduates.

Course aim

• to survey the above fields and disseminate new research advances;
• to create a forum for high quality academic work;
• to provide opportunities for the creation and consolidation of scholarly networks of cooperation.

Fee info

EUR 500: Tuition and board charges cover:
- shared accommodation in a double occupancy room with breakfast,
- electronic access to all the reading material,
- excursions, cultural, social and extra curricular activities, and
- transportation from “Athens International Airport” to Nafplio and back.
EUR 150: There is a 150€ non-refundable registration fee to be paid upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the Academy.


For qualified applicants who can only attend one short cycle (half the program of the Academy) some financial aid of 150€ is provided on a merit and need basis.
Scholarships of 500€ are available for participants following two cycles (July 9-19, 2017).