For those that were unable to attend George Papakis’s presentation, you can listen to the presentation here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/whohx
George Papakis received his PhD in Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee. He earned the Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Urban Research on the paper he wrote entitled, The Sobering Realities of the 2004 Olympics: Fiscal Crisis and the Privatization of Land. This fall, he plans to return to Greece to work on the issues highlighted by his research.
Papakis focuses his research on urban governance, globalization, and economic restructuring in Athens, Greece. During his lecture he expanded on each of this topics. If you’re a person who enjoys learning about the political and economical history of land use, and urban planning of Athens, then this is the lecture for you!