Greece's Turn?

Greece – a nation with no dearth of history – is at an inflection point, looking to emerge after a crisis of historic proportions. The Eurozone, in a similarly precarious economic and political state, suffers from high unemployment, low inflation, structural issues and now a refugee crisis. The ongoing bailouts to avoid a potential Greek exit from the Eurozone also loom over investors. And yet, Greece has been held aloft in defiance of those who warned that the EU would crumble. Greece, it turns out, is a pivotal indicator of the state of health and recovery for Europe overall.

With engaging keynotes, debates and panel discussions, The Fletcher School convened one of the most timely Greek/Eurozone focused conferences on U.S. soil at a time when the country and the Eurozone is at an inflection point. It examined the fundamentals, strengths and vulnerabilities of Greece from the perspectives of politics, business, investment and the economy, society and international relations while exploring the implications for the future of the Eurozone.

Stay tuned for more insights from our October 2016 Conference!

"Greece's Turn?" in the News

Bloomberg  Greek Reporter  Christian Science Monitor 
What's the Road Ahead for Greece?
Greece’s Turn? Former Greek PM Papademos Says Debt Relief Is Just Part of Solution
Greek Reporter 
As Austerity and Graft Gnaw, Crisis-Stricken Greece Defies Expectations
Christian Science Monitor

Conference Recap


Explore what we learned over two days of fascinating conversation at our 2016 "Greece's Turn?" conference in the video above!

"Turn?" Series Conferences by IBGC

Greece's Turn?: Litmus Test for Europe is the third in a series of conferences from the Institute for Business in the Global Context examining a region at a point of inflection. Revisit our first two offerings:

Africa's Turn

Africa's Turn?: The Promise and Reality of the Global Economy's "Final Frontier"

Turkey's Turn?

Turkey's Turn?: Perennial Linchpin or Emerging Hub?

Why Greece Now?

James Stavridis

"The world economy and the Eurozone are not done with Greece — challenges lie ahead. But the resilience and grit of the Greek people will win out in the long run. The question is, how painful will the next several years be for the long-suffering Greek people?"

James Stavridis, PhD
Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO

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