Iakovos Michailidis

Iakovos Michailidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The George Washington University, Washington, District Columbia
Modern History

Iakovos D. Michailidis is an Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His interest focus on population movements, humanitarianism, the status of minorities and interventions by the World Powers in south-eastren Europe. He represented Aristotle University in the European thematic network for History Clioh/Cliohnet, organized by a group of 45 European Universities. He is also a member of many Greek and international associations such as the Society for Macedonian History. During the academic year 2012-2013 he was invited as Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus.

He is currently working on a research project related to the Reconstruction of Greece after WWII and the humanitarian support Greece received from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

Fulbright Foundation will provide him with the opportunity to make thorough archival research into the UNRRA archives kept in the UN archives in New York and in the US Department of States Archives in Washington DC. Moreover, during the exchange period, there will be an opportunity to discuss and collaborate with the team of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The members of the School include some of the most eminent scholars on post-WWII History and the History of the Cold War.

My name is Danai Mandalidou and I am an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Law in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As a law student, I am lively concerned about the governance issues and management policies while politics, economics and international law affairs are some of my main interests, too. My preferential field of study is the commercial law and this is the reason why attendance at moot courts on trade relations and relevant conferences tend to characterized me. In my free time, I also contribute to an academic journalistic team by writing articles. However, despite my love for the law studies, my real passion is theater.
As for this year’s SUSI program, I aspire to further enrich my knowledge and broaden my horizons through it. My motivation is my eagerness to discover new knowledge, new methods, new people, new places all relevant with the most interesting topic: civic engagement. I am expecting to learn a lot by other people's experiences and improve my techniques in group dynamics, team building, event planning and practical skills on management and leadership; all these elements that can figure me into a successful lawyer in the future.

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