Greek Journalist John Psaropoulos to discuss Greek and European Responses to the Refugee Crisis


On November 18th, noted Greek journalist John Psaropoulos, former International Reporter for CNN will deliver a lecture titled "Open Door or Fortress? Greek and European Responses to the Refugee Crisis" as a part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. The lecture will be held at the Kaufman Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall at 4:30PM. The lecture will be co-sponsored by the migration initiative of the Cornell Institute for European Studies. 

About John Psaropoulos: 

John Psaropoulos started his career in journalism writing for the The European newspaper in 1992. He went on to work for CNN Headline News and CNN International in Atlanta, where he did his first broadcast reporting. In 1999 he moved back to his native Greece and for a decade ran the country's historic English-language newspaper, the Athens News, steering it towards coverage of Greece’s eurozone convergence, the competitiveness of its economy, its struggle to introduce reforms and special coverage for the international communities in the country.

Psaropoulos has been a freelance journalist since 2009. He is based in Athens, and covers Greece, Cyprus, and southeast Europe. He has written and broadcast for Al Jazeera International, NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Daily Beast, the Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, The Aspen Review Central Europe, The Irish Times and Radio France International among others. His work can be found on his blog, John Psaropoulos studied ancient Greek at King's College, London.


This talk is part of the Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. It welcomes several speakers a year who have a position of prominence in international affairs and can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives.