Greece’s financial crisis has taken centrestage for almost a decade, and to address some of the pressing questions surrounding the country’s future Professor Loukas Tsoukalis is presenting a lecture at the Greek Centre in Melbourne titled ‘Can Greece Come Out of the Crisis, and How?’

The author of In Defence of Europe: Can the European Project Be Saved? will explore the lessons that can be drawn from the crisis for Greece and its relations with European partners, allies and others, while also delving into what went wrong with Greece’s economic model and the strategic errors committed in the (mis)management of the crisis.

It’s fair to say that many things need to change for Greece to safely exit the crisis to create conditions for sustainable development. But are the people ready? And most importantly, can they agree among themselves on the basics?

Born in Athens, Professor Tsoukalis studied economics and international relations at the University of Manchester, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the University of Oxford where he obtained his doctoral degree. He taught for many years at Oxford University and later became Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Athens. He has advised the former president of the European Commission and the former president of the European Council, and is currently the president of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.

The lecture will take place on Monday 23 October at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC) at 7.00 pm. Attendance is free.