On January 14, 2017, Apostolos Poulios took part in the HASE conference on Education, Migration and Interculturalism at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.
The Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE) was founded in 1990 in Thessaloniki. It welcomes membership from scholars (Professors, Lecturers, graduate students, private scholars, teachers of English) who are involved with English studies in a wide range of areas, from literatures in English, comparative literature, critical and cultural theory, film and media studies and theoretical and applied linguistics. One of its main aims is to establish contacts, both personal and electronic, with scholars working in these areas in other European countries, linking us, in other words, to the other 30 national associations that comprise ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English). Another aim is to maintain current and establish new links among scholars in English studies within Greece itself. Since its inauguration, HASE has held regular conferences, alternating between Athens and Thessaloniki.
Apostolos Poulios during his presentation at the aforementioned conference relied on SUSI readings and seminars and talked about the importance of using the cultural studies approach in the EFL classroom. He argued that one of the ways teachers can make Greek students aware of the problems refugees and immigrants face is to teach them about the history of Native Americans (The Trail of Death, The Trail of Tears) as well as the experiences of immigrants in the USA (for example, musicians' accounts of the time they spent on Ellis island).