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Nantia Alevizou, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Ethical Holism on the Field of Environmental Ethics

Nantia Alevizou holds a BSc in Philosphy, Pedagogy and Psychology and a MSc in Ethics Philosphy from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently she is a PhD candidate specialized in Environmental Ethics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests are in the areas of Applied and Environmental Ethics and Deep Ecology. Since 2011 she works as research fellow in the Programme "Integration and Education of the Roma Children" and since 2006 she works as teacher in Greek Literature in the private sector.

 

Sofianna Alifieri, PhD candidate, Technical University of Greece

Thesis title: The Ethics of Enhancement in Sport - Doping

I am a PhD candidate in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of  NTUA (National Technical University of Athens). I’m a Master degree holder, named as “Ethical Philosophy” and I graduated in 2016 from the Department of Philosophy-Pedagogy and Psychology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. I studied Hellenic Philology with the direction Medieval and Neohellenic Literature at the University of Athens and graduated in 2013. I hold a Higher Diploma in English (Michigan Proficiency) and a Certificate in Computer Science (ECDL). My interests include gymnastics and championship (kick boxing certificate holder), Latin dances and music (knowledge of electric guitar and piano). My participation in the Special Needs Education Program (500 hours for 2017-2018) has also recently started. For the past two years, I have been a volunteer at a public elementary school as a teacher of parallel support for children with special gifts, I have provided an auxiliary teaching work at the courses of the NTUA, I have experience in secretarial support and teaching of literary courses.

 

Maria Apostolakou, ΒA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

I was born in Athens in 1998. In 2022 I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the department of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I have worked as an intern psychologist at a non-profit organization who takes care of unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece. I have attended neuropsychology seminars and currently I am enrolled in a training on alternative therapies, such as music therapy, drama therapy and play therapy. My research interests are focused on the fields of mental health and counseling.

Eirini Artemi, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Post-doc, University of Patras, and Universidad de Almeria

Thesis title: History of Dogma, Patristic, Symbolic and Dogmatic Theology

Post-doc thesis title: Vicious and Virtuous Relationships in the Teachings of the Church Fathers

Dr Eirini Artemi was born on 19th October 1973. She is Greek and lives in Athens, the capital of Greece. She has bachelors on Theology and Classical Philology (ancient Greek and Latin) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She has master and doctorate on Theology from the same University, especially on History of Dogma, Patristic, Symbolic and dogmatic Theology. Her first post-doctorate is on ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy from the University of Patras. Her second post-doctorate is on Societies post Crisis from the Almeria University in Spain. She is professor in the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. She has been teaching biblical Greek and theology for almost ten years. She teaches patristic theology and Church History in the Orthodox Theological School of the University of Kinshasa- Congo. She is an adjunct professor in the postgraduate program of Orthodox Theology and Pluralism in Hellenic Open University. She has published 244 theological, philosophical and philological articles in many international journals and in English, Romanian, German, Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek. She has published 6 books. She has participated in 100 international conferences as an invited speaker. She is the National Correspondent of Greece for Association International of Patristic Studies. Also she is member of the board of Orthodox Group of John Chrysostom and of Institute of Studies of Eastern Christianity and Senior Fellow at Sophia Institute for Orthodox Christianity which was established by father John McGuckin. She has supervised 27 master theses in Greek and she was second supervisor on 29 master thesis and 12master thesis in French. The mentions of her papers are over 600 in all over the world. Finally, she has been honored with many scholarships.

eartemi[at]theol.uoa[dot]gr

eiriniartemi[at]gmail[dot]com

https://eap.academia.edu/EIRINIARTEMI

 

Andriani Avgerinou, ΜΑ, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in Athens in 1980. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, and hold a Master’s degree in Applied Ethics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I am an associate editor for Conatus - Journal of Philosophy, the philosophical journal of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. As an undergraduate Sociology student, I undertook an internship at the Foundation of the Hellenic World, working in the development and implementation of educational and cultural programs. My professional experience includes more than three years as a scientific associate and consultant in state agencies, and eight years as administrative personnel in primary health care units. Occasionally, I have also undertaken the translation of scientific papers and articles. Throughout the years, I have held volunteer positions as an author of articles pertaining to sociology, criminology, cyber-crime, as well as in cultural and educational events and forums.

 

George Boutlas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title:

Georgios Boutlas studied Medicine at the Medical school of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He holds a master’s degree by the Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, NKUA (now Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and a Ph.D. in Bioethics by the same department. He is a Research Fellow and Head of the Liaison office of the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory (NKUA). His research interests focus on Bioethics, Kantian ethics, and Applied ethics. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Universities of Ioannina (UOI), NKUA and the Open University of Cyprus (OUC).

 

 

Stamatia Chalimourda, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

She was born in Athens in July 1994. She completed her studies at the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, majoring in Philosophy. She has been a student in the Postgraduate Program in Philosophy at University of Athens, majoring in "History of Philosophy". From February till April 2019 she has been an intern at the Hellenic National Bioethics Commission. As an intern she was, among other duties, a co-author of articles about bioethics, which were published on the website of the Commission. After completing her internship she remained section editor at the E-Journal of the Commission, named “BIOETHICA”. She has participated in a voluntary program for people with intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental difficulties, of the Association "Best Buddies Greece". Her research interests involve issues of bioethics and history. In June 2019 she has been a lecturer at the 3rd International Symposium «ΕΥ ΖΗΝ/ΕΥ ΘΝΗΣΚΕΙΝ» organized by the University of Patras, entitled: "CRISPR Method and Bioethical Issues in Embryos". Nowadays she works as a research assistant with Mr. Aristides Hatzis, Professor at the Athens University, in the frame of the research Program: "1821: The Liberal Revolution".

 

Roger Chamaa, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Ethical and Meta-Ethical Perspectives of Robert Nozick’s Libertarian Theory

Roger Chamaa was born in 1994 in Athens to a Greek-Lebanese family. He studied Business Administration (B.Sc.) and Political Science and Public Administration (B.Sc.) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Afterwards, he continued his studies in the field of Philosophy and specifically in Applied Ethics (M.Phil.) at the same University. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has worked at the Hellenic Parliament, at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Bank of Greece. He has published 4 scientific books in the Greek language.

Research Interests: Ethics; Political Philosophy; Meta-ethics

Recent Works:

  • B.Sc. Essay: Indefinite Contract and Fixed-Term Employment Contracts
  • B.Sc. Essay: Between Facts and Norms: Law, Ethics, Morality, and the Importance of Communicative Action (Habermas’s Philosophical Theory)
  • M.Phil. Dissertation: The Meta-Ethical Perspectives of the Rawlsian Political Constructivism. A Connection between Moral Realism, Moral Anti-Realism and Meta-Ethical Quietism

E-mail: rogerchamaa[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2643-4395

Orestis Charos, ΜΑ Lighting Design - Multimedia, Hellenic Open University

Studies in Sculpture and New Technologies specializing in Video Art and Multimedia in France (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris). Completion of the Postgraduate Program "Lighting Design - Multimedia MA" of the EAP. He teaches in the postgraduate program "Applied Policies and Techniques for the Protection of the Environment" (UNIWA - University of West Attica) design of lighting in the structured area. He teaches in the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication of UNIWA (University of West Attica), School Of Applied Arts & Culture. He has worked as a trainer in the therapeutic communities of Exantas and Adults "DIAVASI" of the Center for the Treatment of Dependent Individuals (KE.Θ.Ε.A.). He has been a secondary school teacher since 2005. He has participated, distinguished and awarded many festivals in Greece and abroad.

E-mail: orestischaros[at]gmail[dot]com

Web: http://www.orestischaros.gr/

Ioannis Chatzopoulos, PhD, Loughborough University

Ioannis Chatzopoulos was born in 1978 in Athens. He holds a PhD in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (focusing on sport policy and management) from Loughborough University. He studied Political Science at the University of La Verne, California and Sport Journalism at IEK AKMI, and later obtained a Master's in Sport, Politics and Society at the University of Warwick. He was a scientific associate at the Hellenic Center of Research on Sports Law (H.C.R.S.L.), editor-in-chief of the sociological review "New Sociology" and director of the magazine "New Politics." He is also a member of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union and the International Network for Research on Sport and Migration. Lastly, he was an elected member of the Council of the Hellenic Warwick Graduates Association (H.W.G.A)

Evangelia Eleftheriou, BSc, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

I am a graduate of Department of Public Administration at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Striving to constantly learn and teach, I decided to pursue postgraduate studies in law at the same University. Simultaneously, I provided private lessons to high school students, addressing their learning needs in philological subjects. As I get closer to unfamiliar aspects of myself, I discovered my profound love for teaching. This year, I am enrolled in the EPPAIC Program at ASPAITE, aiming to officially acquire pedagogical competence. In my free time, I write articles, participate in poetry contests, with my literary creations, and explore various alternative hobbies, as an experience collector. Philosophy holds a special attraction for me, providing support during challenging times. I am seriously considering the possibility of a doctoral thesis on the Eleusinian Mysteries, which deeply resonate with my existence and lead my soul to seek the high-quality spiritual nourishment they offer.

Georgios Fountoulakis, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Concept of Good in Plotinus

Post-doc thesis title: Ecopsychology and Ecology of Human Performance

Born in Athens, he received an honorary doctorate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology) in the field of Theology, Philosophy and Psychology. His basic studies concern Social Theology (Theological School of the University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy – Pedagogy – Psychology). He is conducting postdoctoral research in the subject of Environmental Psychology and Environmental Ethics, while he is also writing a second doctoral thesis at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is a scholar of the Sasakawa Foundation. With extensive written work, he participates as a speaker in scientific conferences and workshops on issues of Psychology, Theology, and environmental Philosophy. He has taught in both secondary and tertiary education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is part of the teaching staff of the Department of Social Theology & Religion of the Theological School of the University of Athens. His research interests include Εnvironmental Psychology, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy and History of Psychology, as well as body language in human relations.

 

Marilena Fragkiadaki, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis Title: Language Games as a Method of Understanding Language Plasticity

Marilena Fragkiadaki was born in Athens, she is a linguist and a Doctor of Philosophy. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the research fields of Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind. Since 2018 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a research assistant at the Department of History of Medicine and Medical Deontology of the School of Medicine of the University of Crete. To the present day she teaches Greek as a second/ foreign language. For the past 5 years she has been a member of the Society of Greek Philologists and the Association of Educators and Intellectuals for the Promotion of Philosophy in Education. Her research interests regard the scientific fields of Pragmatics, Neuroethics, Speech and Language Disorders, Bioethics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and History of Medicine.

 

Anna-Andriani Gialouri, BA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

She was born in Athens in 1997. She graduated from ArsakeioLycaeum of Psychiko in 2015 with an excellent grade. In the same year she entered the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogics and Psychology of the School of Philosophy in the University of Athens, where she follows the branch of Philosophy. She speaks English and French. In her free time she plays tennis.

 

Sophia Giannousiou, ΜΑ, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Sophia Giannousiou, born in Athens in 1994, studied Medieval and Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Philology at the University of Ioannina and holds a Master’s degree in Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has attended a number of online courses specialized in copyediting and in film theory, as part of the E-Learning programme organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Moreover, she has been a lecturer at Scientific Conferences in Greece. Since 2020, she has been an undergraduate student in the Department of English Language and Literature at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while also being a copyeditor in Conatus – Journal of Philosophy, the international biannual philosophical journal of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. Her research interests center around Cultural studies, Comparative literature and the multidisciplinary approaches to literature.

 

Evangelos Giatroutsikos-Prattos, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born and raised in Athens. I completed my bachelor studies in the "European Civilization" Department of the Hellenic Open University with excellent grade and I have been doing my Master’s degree in "History of Philosophy" at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2019. Furthermore, I am the editor-in-chief and one of the founding members of the fantasy literature website The Weird Side Daily and I have taken part in a plethora of book presentations and discussions. My passion for creation is actualized through the writing of essays, scientific articles and short stories. Moreover, I have the honour of participating in seven literature anthologies - two of which were done after my own urging and editing- and in 2019 I was awarded with the 2nd Prize for "Best Fantasy Short-Story". In addition, I often attend seminars about philosophy, history and psychology. My philosophical interests vary, just to name a few: the relation of platonic theories to analytical psychology, Nietzsche's radical moral skepticism, the question of the Eastern Church's apophaticism, and last but not least, the dark side of divinity in Schelling's Naturphilosophie.

 

Theofilos Gkinopoulos, PhD, University of Surray

Thesis title: Commemorating history and communicating hope: a mixed-methods study on how political leaders construct who ‘we’and ‘they’have been or can become in public ceremonial communication

I was born in Chalkida, Evoia, on 1986. I live in Thessaloniki, where I work as Horizon Researcher at South-East European Research Centre in the field of mental health effects of sociopolitical and economic events (e.g. Ukrainian war, climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, economic austerity) on individual and collective well-being. A number of published research focus on the psychology of conspiracy beliefs from a psychological and moral perspective. I am member of a number of international research programs on topics of social and moral psychology of COVID-19 (https://icsmp-covid19.netlify.app/index.html), climate change and collective action (https://manylabsclimate.wordpress.com/), as well as trust in science and scientists and the concept of scientific populism (https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/manylabstrustinscience/home). Broadly, I am interested in the psychological, philosophical and sociological explanation of behaviors in contexts of crisis and uncertainty. During the 2022 World Bioethics Day, I participated with an invited talk in the conference organized by the Applied Philosophy Lab, presenting on the topic of morality-as-cooperation as mediator in the relationship between conspiracy beliefs and health-containment behaviors recommended to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Alkis (Alkiviadis) Gounaris, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Intentionality and the Emergence of Meaning

Dr. Alkis (Alkiviadis) Gounaris was born in Athens, Greece. He is teaching philosophy in postgraduate and lifelong learning programs. His general research interests focus on the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Ethics, Meta-ethics and Applied Ethics. He studied Sports Sciences and then Philosophy at the University of Athens. From the same school he got a master degree in Ethics and Ph.D. in Philosophy of Mind under the supervision of Prof. Theodosis Pelegrinis. His Ph.D thesis, titled "Intentionality and the Emergence of Meaning" attempts a naturalistic approach to the human cognition, combining classical phenomenological theories with contemporary theories of emergence. According this hypothesis, the cognitive procedure that we use to call “the meaning” is an emergent property of a certain system that includes each thinking subject together with its world. He is a research fellow of Applied Philosophy Research Lab since 2015 and his research field is the Philosophy of Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence. Find more: www.alkisgounaris.gr 

See full cv and list of publications here.

 

Athina Gritzala, BA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Athina Gritzala studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, School of Philosophy of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She worked in mental health area as also in Consulting  and Professional Orientation. She holds a master’s degree by the History of Philosophy, Postgraduate Education Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1995 she works as a Greek language teacher in the Secondary Education. Since 2014 she is in charge of the Philosophy and Art Lab of the 3rd General High School of Glyfada (http://3lyk-glyfad.att.sch.gr/photos/). She is a Research Fellow of the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory (NKUA). Her research interests focus on Moral philosophy and especially Applied Ethics (Bioethics, Environmental Ethics, Animal Ethics etc) as also Aesthetics (Philosophy of Film, Theater, Performance etc). As a photographer she has participated in group photography exhibitions and collective photo albums.

 

Panagiota Grouva, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in Athens in 1994. I completed my studies in the Department of Philosophy of Pedagogy and Psychology at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , in the direction of Pedagogy. Then I attended the Distance Learning Program of the KEK with the title "First Certificate in Coaching".I now attend the Philosophy Postgraduate Program at University of Athens, aiming at "History of Philosophy". I have worked in Secondary Education in the form of practice and volunteering and have attended over twenty training sessions. My dream is to organize, in cooperation with my University, Philosophy Seminars to give the opportunity to interested people to get to know Philosophy.

 

Konstantina Mylona – Giannakakou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Ethical Foundations of Genetically Modified Crops

Dr. Konstantina P. Mylona – Giannakakou (PhD in Ethics) was born in Athens. She holds a BA in English Studies and is an M. Phil. graduate (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (ALBA business school). For more than 18 years she has been working as a marketing and business expertise and is the co-founder of a consulting company. She has participated in World and International conferences and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences in the areas of agricultural biotechnology and genetic modification. 

See  full cv and list of publications here.

 

Vicky Hantzakou, BA, Southeastern College of Athens

Vicky Hantzakou was born and raised in Sparta, Laconia. In this historic city she completed her compulsory and basic education and continued her studies in Athens. She holds a degree in economics, which she completed in 1994. Shortly afterwards, she entered the field of natural sciences and obtained a second degree in Natural Sciences. Since then, she has been a regular member of the Hellenic Physicists Association. She has many years of experience in educating and teaching secondary school students. She is the creator of the website www.mitrotita.gr, which deals with issues related to Medically Assisted Reproduction. She is also the founder of the company “mitrotita.gr Non-profit Civil Society” which has a vision to provide information and psychological support to infertile couples.

 

Michael Igoumenidis, PhD, University of Manchester

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Michael has studied Nursing (BSc) and Philosophy (BA) at the National &Kapodistrian University of Athens, and holds a Masters of Arts in Health Care Ethics & Law from the University of Manchester, School of Law, and a PhD in Bioethics from the same institution. He has worked at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and as a researcher he has collaborated with the National School of Public Health, the Department of Nursing at the University of Athens, and the Department of Nursing at the Cyprus Technological University. He has taught at graduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Nursing at the Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece as a part-time lecturer, in the Department of Nursing at the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece as a research scholar, and in the Departments of Nursing at University of Athens and Technological Educational Institute of Athens, as an external collaborator. He has also participated in various health care personnel training projects, both as an educator and as a coordinator. He has published several articles related to health care, with an emphasis on ethical issues. He has participated in many health-related research projects, and he has presented much of his work in international conferences. He has also edited and translated nursing textbooks in Greek. In 2017 he was elected Assistant Professor of Nursing Ethics and Deontology in the Department of Nursing at the TEI of Western Greece.

 

Katerina Kakosaiou, MA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Katerina Kakosaiou was born and raised in Athens. She holds a degree in Biology from European University of Cyprus and currently attends the Postgraduate Program in Industrial Pharmacology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked in Future Worlds Center, under the guidance of Yiannis Laouris, in Projects: GNOUS, WisdomApps, GEGL and MigratED as part of her intership at the European University. Member (observer) of a research team dissertation related to cancer at the European University. In addition, she has studied at the MEDITERRANEO HOSPITAL, for the purpose of vocational education and training in the department "Microbiology-Biochemical-Hematology-Immunological Laboratory". Alongside postgraduate studies she works as a Social media manager, of public figures and companies. She has a good knowledge of English and little knowledge of the Spanish language. Her hobby is music and singing, where she has taken her first professional steps successfully.

 

Elina K. Karamatziani, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Deontological, Utilitarian, and Theological Discussion on Organ Donation

Elina K. Karamatziani is a PhD graduate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the Department of Philosophy, entitledDeontological, Utilitarian, and Theological Discussion on Organ Donation.” At the same time, she is a Philologist, holder of a Master's Degree in “Theory and Practice of Teaching and Evaluation,” a full-time teacher of Primary and Secondary Education, and was responsible for the pedagogical team of the European E-Twinning and Erasmus Programs at the 4th Senior High School of Galatsi, which was awarded with “e-Twinning Quality Label” and “European Quality Label,” and she had also coordinated school twinning programs. Since September 2020, she has been seconded to the Philosophy department, teaching Ancient Greek I (Thematics) at tutorial level in the 1st semester, and has the duties of an Administrative member of the Applied Philosophy Laboratory, while at the same time, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors and Intellectuals for the Promotion of Philosophy in Education (EKDEF) as General Secretary. In the context of her research activity, her papers have been published both in Scientific Conferences and Scientific journals, upon review, while she was a Researcher in the “Mental Health Program in Vulnerable Populations,” 1st Psychiatric Clinic of the Aegineition Hospital – NKUA Medical School. Her research fields of activity involve the examination of a series of metaethical issues, the critical presentation of the main normative theories, especially utilitarianism, Kantian Deontocracy and Aristotelian Virtue Ethics, and Plato's Metaphysics, as well as issues from the field of Applied Ethics and Environmental Ethics.

 See full academic CV and list of publications here. 

 

Mary Katarti, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Mary Katarti was born in Agrinio and lives in Athens. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from University of Patras and a master's degree in Bioethics from the University of Crete. She is pursuing her second master degree in Philosophy in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests are related to the areas of Applied Ethics and the Philosophy of Technology. She is a member of the Hellenic Society of Ethics and she has participated in meetings and conferences .

 See  full cv and list of publications here

 

Marita Koliopoulou

I was born in Athens in 2002. In 2020, I enrolled in the School of Philosophy at Athens University, and since then, I have been attending classes. Additionally, since 2022, I have been working in a shop. One of the topics that has always concerned me is ethics in various areas of life. This interest led me to join the NKUA Applied Philosophy Laboratory, after completing the undergraduate course in Applied Ethics. My focus lies in ethical issues within the field of medicine and concerns faced by scientists and researchers in biomedical sciences. In my free time, I enjoy engaging in cinema, theatre, and sports.

 

Ilya – Meliti Kollia, MSc, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Ilya Meliti Kollia's studies focus on the pillars of Psychology and mainly on clinical phenomena. She continues her studies in Cognitive Psychotherapies and Neuropsychology. Nevertheless, she has also studied Social Theology and Religion Studies with an additional interest in the Psychology of Religion. Completing the diploma related to Clinical Psychopathology, she herself came into contact with the work of Panagiotis Oulis and subsequently with the field of Philosophy of scientific psychopathology. Her clinical and research interests also focus on cognitive and developmental psychology, cognitive assessment, cognitive psychotherapies, cognitive behavioural therapy, behaviour analysis, Neuropsychoanalysis - and of course Applied Philosophy.

 

 

Konstantina Konstantinou, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Practical Philosophy with Political, Urban Planning, and Medical Applications in Plato’s Laws

Konstantina Konstantinou is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was born in Athens in 1997. In 2015, she graduated from the Model Experimental Lyceum of Anavryta with full marks. In 2019, she graduated from the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences with a grade of “Very Good” (7.98). During her studies at M.A. in Philosophy specializing in “History of Philosophy and Ideas” of the Department of Philosophy of UOA, from where she graduated in 2022 with a grade of “Excellent” (9.37), she prepared a diploma thesis under the supervision of Professor Mr. Ioannis Kalogerakos under the title ‘The power structures in Plato’s Laws’ and was graded “Excellent” (10). She is editor in-chief of the youth initiativePolitically Incorrect (incorrect.gr) and regularly writes articles in the electronic and print media. In the past, she has been a radio producer with interviews related to scientific, political and cultural issues, while she has participated both as speaker and organizer in workshops and conferences on related subjects.

 

Thomas Kordonis, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Pharmacogenomics in the Context of Modern Bioethics

I was born in Kamaritsa, Evia in 1964. I am a holder of a medicine and law degree from the University of Athens and a postgraduate degree in Ethics Philosophy. I live and work as a neurologist in Levadia.

 

Panagiotis Kormas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title:

Post-doc thesis title:

Panagiotis Kormas, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon and a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Philosophy of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He completed his orthopaedic residency at KAT General Hospital of Attica where he also undertook an internship in microsurgery. Beyond his Medical Degree and Specialty studies, he attended yearly University seminars in Social Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Until recently, he was a member of the Central Board of Health (KESY), the advisory body related to the structure and operation of the National Health System. He has also served as vice-president of the National Emergency Center (EKAV), where he managed matters of education and promotion of Primary Health Care. Currently, he runs a private office and performs surgeries in private clinics of Athens. Moreover, he is a Special Administration Counselor on health issues and a Medical Services Coordinator at ETHNIKI Hellenic General Insurance Company. In parallel, he is a member of the Medical Advisory Board in The Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab (BiHELab) of Ionian University as well as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Hellenic Initiative Against Alzheimer’s (HIAA). His scientific work has been published in various international medical journals and conference proceedings.

 

George Kosteletos, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Effects of Music on Moral Judgment

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George Kosteletos was born in 1975 in Athens. He has a first degree in Physics(1999, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), a Master’s degree in Music Technology (2001, Music Department, University of York, UK) and a PHD in the Philosophy of Mind, Artificial Intelligence and Art (2011, sector of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) . He also has a piano diploma (2000) and a degree of higher musical theory and counterpoint (2000, 2004). He has been teaching aspects of Cognitive Science in postgraduate level for the last five years.From 2011 to 2015 he taught Neuro-ethics in the postgraduate course of Ethics (sector of Philosophy, department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) as well as Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence in a Ministry’s of Education Life Learning Program for university graduates. Since 2015 he has been teaching Music Cognition in the Music Technology Postgraduate Program of the Music Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Philosophy.Apart from teaching Philosophy in university level, George has been teaching Physics in high-school students since 2001. From 2012 to 2014 he participated in the Do.Re.Mat. project, an international project funded by the European Community, aiming at the development of teaching methods of Mathematics via Music for 15-16years old high school students. His scientific interests involve, among others, the cognitive dimension of two characteristic aspects of human behavior, namely Ethics and Music. He has also been involved in the examination of the philosophical aspects of modern research and practice in the field of Music Technology. Since 2017 he has started a post-doctoral research (sector of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) on the cognitive relationship between Music and Ethics.

 

Dimitra Kountaki, PhD, University of Crete

Thesis title: Animals and Ethics: A Non-anthropocentric Approach

Dimitra Kountaki was born and raised in Heraclion, Crete. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Crete and her doctoral thesis title was: “Animals and Ethics a non-Anthropocentric approach”. In 2019 she was accepted by University of Athens (EKPA) to conduct a post-doc research with title:” Anthropocentrism and theories of total Liberation of Animals”. Her research interests include (but are not limited to) Ethics, Philosophy of Sciences, Kant and Philosophy of Religion.

 

Ioannis Ladas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Problem of Philosophical Establishing of Bioethics and the Bioethical Views of Engelhardt

Ioannis Ladas was born in Athens. He studied Theology at the Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion of the School of Theology at the University of Athens and Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Patras. He holds master's degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Athens and master's degree in Theology from the School of Theology at the University of Thessaloniki. He attended postgraduate courses in Theology at the Protestant School of the University of Charles in Prague and in Philosophy at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. He holds PhD in Philosophy from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Athens (Thesis title: The problem of philosophical foundation of bioethics and the bioethical thoughts of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.) and PhD in Theology from the School of Theology at the University of Thessaloniki (Thesis title: Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church 2016: Preparation - Procedures). His research activity focuses on the broad field of Applied Ethics, mainly Bioethics, as well as on the also broad field of Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations. Moreover, he has participated in European research programs and in World and International theological and philosophical conferences.

For a list of publications see here

 

Elena Lappa, PhD and Post-doc researcher, Aritstotle University of Thessaloniki

Thesis title: Motion, Alteration and Change in the Aristotelian doctrine of the Physical World

B.A. (“First Class Honors”), School of Philosophy and Pedagogy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (1997). M.A. (“with the mark excellent”), School of Philosophy and Pedagogy, Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001). Ph.D. (“with the mark excellent”), School of Philosophy and Pedagogy, Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008). Doctoral Thesis title: «Motion, Alteration and Change in the Aristotelian doctrine of the Physical World». Scientific Collaborator at Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies A.U.TH. Teaching fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Philosophy (2009-2011). Teaching Staff, High School Courses (2004-present). Participation in research programs. Participation with papers on several national and international conferences.

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Georgia Livieri-Lampou, PhD candidate, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences

Thesis title: Orchestrating the Role of Bioethics in the Digital Healthcare Ecosystem: Towards Building the Architecture of a Bioethics Model for Ethically Aligned Technology Acceptance Under the Scope of Human Rights

Ms Georgia Livieri is a Digital Health Ethicist and Public Health Specialist, currently acting as an Ethics Compliance Specialist. She has graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and further acquired a Master’s degree in Moral Philosophy from the University of Peloponnese and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Bioethics and Public Health Policy at Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health. Her doctoral thesis, titled “Orchestrating the role of Bioethics in the digital healthcare ecosystem: Towards building the architecture of a bioethics model for ethically aligned technology acceptance under the scope of human rights” has been funded by the Leventis Foundation. She has obtained further training in Germany, Austria, the USA and Australia, specialized in Global Bioethics, Human Rights, AI Ethics and Public Health. She is a public speaker, providing lectures at international conferences and seminars to researchers. As a profession, she is serving as an Ethics Manager to EU projects under the framework of the European Commission in collaboration with IoT companies, Universities and Organizations around Europe. What is more, she is head of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Unit of the International Chair in Bioethics. She is, also, an Ethics Research Associate at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology & Genetics Research Lab, CUT. Georgia is acting as an Ethics Advisor (External) at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab, AI Ethics, Goethe University, Germany. Furthermore, she is a Member of the Students’ Advisory Council, Lancet Commission on Medicine & the Holocaust, Hebrew University, Haifa, Israel. She is, also, an Editorial member of the International Journal of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, based in the Netherlands, and of the Series Science International Journal titled Series of Clinical and Medical Case Reports and Reviews, based in India. Finally, she is acting as an Ethics Mentor to the Postgraduate Students’ Bioethics Committee at the Ethox Centre of the Oxford Population Health Department, Oxford University.

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Ioanna Malandraki, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Bioethical Concerns in the Interaction Between artificial Intelligence and Psychiatry

Ioanna Malandraki was born in Athens in 1998. She is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, from 2023, with the subject “Bioethical concerns in the interaction between artificial intelligence and psychiatry.” She is a graduate of the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies (division of “Philosophy”) in the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete (2016-2020) and she is a graduate of the Postgraduate Program “Philosophy” (specialization in “Applied Ethics”) organized by the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2021-2023). During her Undergraduate Studies, she studied in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Pedagogical University of Krakow through the Erasmus+ Program and she has written a dissertation entitled “From the beginning to the light; Existential issues in the literary work of K. Palamas and N. Kazantzakis.” Her thesis is entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Psychiatry: Ethical Concerns under a Focus on the Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics.” Her research interests are in the areas of Philosophy of Literature and Ethics.  

E-mail: iomalan[at]philosophy.uoa[dot]gr

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9942-7124

 

 

Alexandros Maniadakis, BA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

He is a graduate of the Philosophy department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a postgraduate student of Bioethics and Medical Ethics at the Open University of Cyprus. He has completed an internship at the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory. His scientific interest in the field of ethics and bioethics lies in the practical domain, especially in how the respective ethical principles can coexist and combine into a singular idea and practice.

 

Giannis Markellos, BA, University of Ioannina

I was born in Corinth in 2000. I pursued my undergraduate studies at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Ioannina, graduating in July 2023. Subsequently, I enrolled in the postgraduate program at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, focusing on a broad spectrum of the History of Medicine and Medical Ethics. I speak English (B2) and German (B1). My research interests revolve around Bioethics in the context of Christian Ethics. I aspire to contribute to the integration of the teachings of the Fathers into Bioethics, transcending mere biological processes. This integration aims to foster a more profound and fruitful philosophical and scientific discourse on bioethical issues.

 

Mina Misouli, ΜΑ, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mina Misouli holds a degree in French Language and Literature (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and a Master's degree in Marketing and Public Relations (Manchester Metropolitan University UK). She is a graduate of the National School of Public Administration (specialization in Regional Development). In recent years she has been working in the coordination and monitoring of NSRF programmes. Her research interests are focused on Applied Ethics and more specifically on environmental ethics and bioethics as well as on the ethics of artificial intelligence.

 

 

Antonia Moutzouri, PhD, University of Patras

Thesis title: Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of Osteoblasts during Attachment on Substrates of Natural Biomaterials

Antonia Moutzouri graduated from the University of Patras with an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Her research has been in the fields of Cell Mechanical Behaviour and Cell-Material Interactions; she is the author or the co-author of seven articles that have been published in peer-reviewed international journals, while she has also made several presentations in conferences related to her fields of expertise. She has worked as a Biomedical Liaison and a Business Associate for multinational companies mostly focusing on the development and application of cutting-edge autologous cell therapies as well as on the development of novel bioengineering solutions for soft tissue injury prevention. Her research interests extend to the areas of philosophy and Bioethics in particular, with emphasis on the field of technology-assisted biomedical applications.

 

Ekaterini Ntakoula, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Ekaterini Ntakoula is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy-Philology of the University of Ioannina, specializing in Classical Philology. She has completed postgraduate studies (M.ed) in Education Sciences (EAP) and has dealt with issues of Adult Education and distance education. As a teacher in Secondary Education, she has worked in the private sector, in Public education and in adult education. Since 2003 she has been teaching the subject of Philosophy as a philologist in Secondary education through project and collaborative techniques. She has volunteered in mental health, counseling, career guidance, as a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative counselor, approved training Counseling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) and has written articles in philosophy, pedagogy and psychology. She has undertaken the organization and presentation of educational and cultural programs in school and in collaboration with local agencies. She has attended many training seminars, workshops and programs and has been a speaker at several conferences. Research interests relate to the scientific fields of Applied Ethics, Bioethics, connection of philosophy with pedagogical approaches, Philosophy of Mind and Ethics and Ethics in research.

 

Eugenia Ntargaki, ΒΑ, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in Athens in 2001. I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. I am mainly interested in Applied Ethics and specifically in Bioethics and Technology Ethics.

e-mail: eygeniadargaki@gmail.com

 

Adam Panagiotopoulos, LLM, University of Edinburgh 

Adam is a lawyer registered with the Athens Bar Association with an academic and practitioner background in data protection law, medical law and consumer protection law. Adam holds a bachelor of law and an LLM in Civil Law from the Law School of Athens and has also earned an LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the Edinburgh Law School. Adam is a CIPP/E certified professional with significant experience in advising public and private sector clients on information governance, including health data privacy, GDPR compliance, cross-border data flows, employee data and large-scale privacy programmes. As a researcher, he has contributed to EC-funded projects on privacy, data protection and emerging technologies, and to policy discussions. He has authored a book on biobanks, papers and reports on AI, health data and new technologies. He has also undertaken the translation and legal editing of the UNESCO ‘Casebook on Bioethics for judges’. As part of his academic activities, he has taught as an online tutor the LLM EU Data Protection Law course at Edinburgh Law School. Adam’s research interests include the ethical and legal issues of new technologies and applications, such as e-health, bioethics, (bio)surveillance, digital ethics, genetics and genomics. Adam is a Research Fellow at the Applied Philosophy Research Lab.

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Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, BA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

He was born in Athens Greece. He is an IT specialized in Geographical and Information Systems GIS, which he implemented in City of Athens. He now studies in History and Philosophy of Science’s department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is  co-founder of “Society of Epicurus” in Athens (KHPOS) and of the “Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy”. He is the founder of www.epicuros.gr. He has published several articles related to Epicurean ethics and he has given lectures with regard to Epicurean Philosophy. He is the writer of the book “Thomas Jefferson - I am too an Epicurean”(2020). His interests extend to applied philosophy research.

 

Sofoklis Papadakis, LL.M., Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Sofoklis Papadakis is a lawyer registered at the Athens Bar Association, currently working at the General Court of the European Union. He has studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and he holds an LL.M. in Human Rights and EU Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in which he was distinguished as major de promotion. His master’s thesis “‘L’enfer, c’est les Pauvres!’ Discrimination et Pauvreté dans la jurisprudence des Cours européenne et interaméricaine des droits de l’homme” received the jury’s praises. Sofoklis has participated in numerous seminars and conferences covering a wide variety of legal issues and their intersections with other scientific fields, mainly sociology and philosophy. Additionally, between 2022 and 2023, he was nominated Head of the Newsletter Department of the “Association of Human Rights in Europe,” coordinating the actualisation of a legal watch on human rights – related case law. He is fluent in Greek, French and English and he has a limited working proficiency in Spanish.

 

Konstantinos G. Papageorgiou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: 

Konstantinos G. Papageorgiou (PhD in Epistemology and Ethics) was born in Athens, with a descent from Central and Northern Greece. He is an Epistemologist (BA Philosophy & History of Science). He also holds a BS in Food Science and has completed his Master of Science studies in the Medical School of Athens. He received his Guitar Degree under E. Boudounis, while he attended classes from D. Lekkas (Theory), & Sp. Gezerlis (Russian School Technique). The main areas of his academic interest also include expertise (sociology of expertise / motor & cognitive expertise), theatre pedagogy, sports science. As the creator of Distal Method for expertise attainment (distalmethod.com), he trains and certifies other trainers and educators. For the past few years, he has been working as a teacher in secondary education, special needs education, as well as in post-secondary education. His other occupations include high-performance coaching, radio broadcasting (metadeftero.gr, but also aition-TV in the past), as well as the coordination of Epistēmē Project (epistemeproject.com). He is the publisher of the scientific journal Epistēmēs Metron Logos. Ηe has been a tennis trainer for more than ten years. He is also a writer and a frequent speaker in various philosophical cycles and seminars. He is the coordinator of Lekkas’s working group, a Martial artist (Aikido, Wing Chun) and an athlete. His interests extend to philosophy of religion and volunteering.

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Youli (Panagiota) I. Papaioannou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Act, Language, Volition

Youli Papaioannou was born in Athens. In 2000, she graduated from Athens University of Economics and Business, with a BA degree in Business Administration. In 2005, she received her PhD degree in philosophy of language and moral philosophy from the University of Athens for a thesis entitled Act Language Volition. From 2006 to 2010 she was teaching philosophy at the University of Peloponnese as well as the University of Patras as a part time lecturer. Since 2010 she has been collaborating with the University of Athens. From 2012 to 2015 she had been working as scientific manager responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of educational programs in the European educational Project “Plato Academy – The State and the Citizen” (MIS: 364499).

Youli Papaioannou has written one book entitled Act Language Volition and more than 15 articles. Her article named “Fuzzy logic in Science, Law and Ethics” was selected by Atomium Culture for the participation in the Dissemination European Research Project, that is a Project aiming at the selection of the most innovative academic researches and their publication at a European level. A monograph about Philosophy and Language is under publication.

For full CV, please see here.  

 

Kyriaki Papakonstantinou, PhD candidate, Univerisity of Pelopannese

Thesis title: Genetic Engineering and Behaviour Manipulation in Humans

Kyriaki Papakonstantinou has a Bachelor's Degree in Greek Philology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master's Certificate in Philosophy of Ethics of the Interdisciplinary and Interuniversity Postgraduate Studies Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Peloponnese. She is a PhD Candidate of Applied Ethics Philosophy and her Doctoral Thesis, is entitled “Genetic engineering and behaviour manipulation in humans”. Her doctoral research discusses the prospect of enhancing human beings by means of genetic engineering. In particular, it focuses on whether genetic manipulation would undermine the autonomy of moral agents, their free will and overall freedom by limiting or, even worse, eliminating their options and their ability to develop various moral attitudes and make diverse moral choices. The aim is to associate the latest developments in the field of Genetics and Biotechnology with Philosophy and Bioethics as a domain of Applied Ethics and to provide answers on issues related to new scientific achievements with reference to moral agent and its life. She has published articles in scientific journals of philosophy and conference proceedings and has participated in World and International Congresses.


e-mail: kiriaki_papakonstantinou@hotmail.com

 

Eleni Papamanou

I was born in Athens in 2000, and I’m a graduate of the Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). I speak English (C2) and German (B1). I completed an internship at the Library of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, as well as a 3-month research program at the Philosophisches Seminar of University of Heidelberg, Germany, titled: “Space-Time Under The Shadow of Science, Philosophy & Religion.” I joined the Laboratory of Religion of NKUA, having already a paper under publication titled: “The Space-Time Journey of Science & Orthodox Christian Theology.” My research interests include Bioethics, the relation between Ethics & A.I., the relation between Cosmology, Theology and Philosophy, the ontological identity of man, the phenomenon of death, and the horror and religious element in cinema. I have attended First Aid, Axiological Psychosocial Counselling, and Bioethics seminars. In my spare time, I enjoy nature, hiking, as well as listening to music and watching films.

 

Klearchos Perrakis, ΜΑ, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was brought up in Eleusis. I graduated from the department "Studies in European Culture" of Hellenic Open University; currently I am a student of the MA Philosophy, course Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I have studied the views of Spinoza, Kant, and Nietzsche, as engaged with important ethical issues. I speak and write in English and Italian. My research interests are focused on ethical issues related to human rights, the environment and modern technologies.

 

Vasilis Polychroniadis, PhD candidate, University of Crete

Thesis title: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship between Art and Ethics

I was born in Athens in 1980. I am a graduate of the School of Fine Arts majoring in painting, and hold a master’s degree in Philosophy from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. From 2023, I am a Candidate Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Crete. My research interests extend to the field of philosophy of ethics and aesthetics. In addition to philosophy, I am devoted to art and actively participate in painting exhibitions and various art projects.

Κonstantina Roussidi, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I am a graduate of the Political Science and Public Administration department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with specialization in International and Eurropean  Studies. I completed my internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Human Rights and Minorities office. I then continued my academic career at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, graduating from the MA in International Public Administration department, having worked as a scientific and administration fellow in UNESCO Chair of the University. I completed my transnational research at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, in the Department of Political Science and International Studies with a research scholarship. For the time being, I am a student in my second Postgraduate Program "Philosophy", of NKUA, in Applied Ethics field. I have participated in the organizing of academic conferences on various topics (social, political, humanitarian), I am an activist in Amnesty International Greece, I write regularly for the Association of International and European Affairs (odeth.eu) and Nomikos Palmos journal. What is more, I am working as an Administrative Support Officer for the Medical School of Athens in the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology. My goal is research and development of original knowledge in the field of ethics, metaethics, philosophy of ideas and ethics implementation in law and everyday life.

 

Vana Rozou, PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Ecofascism: A Contemporary Tendency in Environmental Ethics and Its Roots

Vana Rozou holds a BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of from the University of Athens and a BA in European Cultural Studies from the Hellenic Open University. She holds a Master of Education and a Master in Ethics (University of Athens) and is a PhD candidate at the same university. She has attended specialised courses in Professional Counselling (K.E.A.E.S.), at the Psychology Department of the University of Athens and has published articles in academic and scientific journals and conferences.

 

Kalomoira K. Sakellaraki, PhD, University of Peloponnes

Thesis title: Rights and Surrogate Motherhood

Kalomoira K. Sakellaraki is a PhD of Applied Ethics Philosophy of the Interdisciplinary and Interuniversity Postgraduate Studies Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Peloponnese and has completed her Doctoral Thesis, which is entitled “Rights and Surrogate Motherhood”. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Greek Philology from the University of Patras and a Master's Certificate in Philosophy of Ethics of the Interdisciplinary and Interuniversity Postgraduate Studies Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Peloponnese. The aim of her research is to clarify the aspects that surrogacy arises under the guise of various rights theories and to emphasize the essential contribution of science to the efforts of childless couples to procreate. She is trying to ensure the autonomy of surrogate mother, which is not used as a means but as an objective to the attainment of the right to reproduce. She has published articles in scientific journals of philosophy and conference proceedings and has participated in World and International Congresses. She is a member of the International Forum of Teachers.. Email:

e-mail: kalsakellaraki@gmail.com

 

Georgios D. Salamouras, PhD, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Thesis title: Genetic Improvement Interventions: Ethical and Deontological Approaches

Georgios D. Salamouras has graduated from the Department of Social Theology of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Master degree in "Philosophy" in the direction of "History of Philosophy" of the Department of Philosophy of Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and he is a PhD candidate at the Panteion University. The title of the Doctoral Thesis is Genetic Improvement Interventions: ethical and deontological approaches. Since 2010 he has been working as a trainer at the Public Vocational Training Institutes. His research interests are in the field of Philosophy and Law in general, and in particular concern issues related to the area of Applied Philosophy, Human Rights and especially those related to Bioethics, as well as, issues related to adult education. He has taken part in announcements at international and domestic conferences and workshops, and his articles have been included in scientific journals.

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Elena Saratsi, BA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in Athens in 2001, and graduated from the Philosophy Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in November 2023. The branch of ethical philosophy was of particular interest to me during my studies and gave me the impetus to deal with the multifaceted issue of abortion in my thesis. My academic interests also include the issue of cloning and genetic engineering. Bioethics is and remains my greatest interest as a subject and as a matter of thought and reflection and is closely linked to the professional part of my life, as I work in healthcare.

 

Maria Sοzopoulou, PhD, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Thesis title: 

Dr. Maria Sozopoulou was born in Agrinion of Aitoloakarnania. She studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (present Department of Philosophy) of Philosophy School of University of Ioannina. She completed at the same Department her MA studies in “Hellenic Philosophy - Philosophy of Sciences”, and her PhD studies in platonic philosophy. Since July 2020 she is a Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Professor Dimitris N. Lamprellis at the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. She has worked as a philologist, musician, and piano teacher at the Primary and the Secondary Education. She is also an artist. She participated in International Scientific Conferences in Greece, Europe and U.S.A. and she has English publications (peer review). Her book entitled “Conceptions of Publicness in Plato’s Philosophy” is published by Papazisis publisher (in Greek language). She is a member of the “International Plato Society”, member of the “Historical Archeological Society of Western Central Greece”, member of the Artistic and Cultural Society “En-Techne”, and since 2019 she is an elected member of the Board of Council of the “Philological and Literary Society of Agrinion «Kostantinos Xatzopoulos»”.

 

Panagiotis Sotiropoulos, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Voulesthai kai Pratein: The Concept of Freedom in Baruch Spinoza’s Mind

Panagiotis Sotiropoulos holds a PhD in Philosophy by the Department of Philosophy-Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The title of his doctoral thesis is : Voulesthai kai Pratein: The Concept of freedom in Baruch Spinoza’s Mind. This doctoral dissertation is dealing with the concept of freedom in the world of necessity as well as the role of will in the feelings (akrasia), the thought (rationality) and the behavior (pratein) within the Spinozic world, in which everything is defined and stems from the Divine will. Therefore, a paradox is being realized, which gives a particularity to this research proposal. He is a graduate of the Philosophy Department (Department of Philosophy-Pedagogy and Psychology) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialty in Psychology. In 2015 he obtained a postgraduate Diploma (Master's in Education) in Ethics Philosophy (with honours) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Philosophy. He speaks Greek, English and Italian. His  research interests are in the field of Ethics, Metaethics, Neuroethics, Philosophical Theory of Mind, Applied Ethics, Biotechnology, Gnosiology and Metaphysics.

e-mail: panasot@gmail.com

See  full cv and list of publications here.   

 

Stella Stathopoulou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Teaching Bioethics / Content-Based Language Teaching: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Bioethical Issues 

My doctoral research thesis attempts to structure and propose teaching methods with which it will be feasible to teach bioethical issues in schools as well as in higher educational institutions. It is actually an interdisciplinary research with multifaceted objectives. The main goals of the research are to illustrate and enhance the necessity of teaching bioethics at the secondary school level, to demonstrate the lack of bioethical issues in the national educational curriculum and to highlight the absence of integrated teaching methods in bioethics. Since April 2018, I have been awarded a scholarship from IKY for my Doctoral studies. I have studied English Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens wherefrom I obtained my Bachelor’s degree with honors (2006-2010). I am holder of the English Language teaching license from the Greek Ministry of Education as well as from the Ministry of education of England. My master’s degree (2010-2012) was in ‘Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Educator’s Work’ : ‘Educational Planning and Teaching’ with specialization in English Language Teaching from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, Department of Pedagogy (grade excellent). I speak English, French and Italian and I hold a Diploma in computers (Certificate of Vocational Training: Expert Specialist in Computing Applications and Multimedia, 2001-2003).  I have managed to attend numerous seminars and conferences worldwide, relating experimental pedagogy, linguistics and philosophy. I have been awarded with scholarships from the Foundation of IKY during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I have evaluated English teaching books and modules and in 2010 I was scientific collaborator in the translation of the book entitled, 'Error Analysis' in collaboration with Professor M. A-Panara of the English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The period during 2013-2015 I worked as a Postdoctoral research Assistant (Marie-Curie Fellowship), in a research concerning the neuro-developmental disorders of children and adults with Down and Williams syndrome, in the Department of Experimental Psychology, of the University of Bristol, England. I am also a member of the International Forum of Teachers of Unesco. 

e-mail: stellastath@gmail.com

 

Andreas Tifas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: The Concept of Care in Nursing Ethics: Values, Ethics and Conflicts

Andreas Tifas, Doctor of Applied Ethical Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, was born in Larnaca in 1974. Graduated from The Cyprus High School of Nicosia in 1992. He graduated from the Cyprus Nursing School 1995-1998. Since 1999 he has been working as a Nursing Officer at Larnaca General Hospital. He is also a graduate of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Department of Philosophy 2003-2008, Graduate of the Nursing Simulation program of TEPAK 2009-2011, holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Health Units, Open University of Cyprus, 2009-2013. In 2014 he was admitted to the Department of Philosophy of Pedagogy and Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as a doctoral candidate. During the period October 2014 - July 2018, he prepared his doctoral thesis on: The Concept of Care in Nursing Ethics: Values, Ethics and Conflicts. In 2018 he was awarded a doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, with Excellent. From 2018 he is a lecturer at the University of Nicosia, initially as a scientific associate and from 2019 as a Visiting Professor - Philosophy and Nursing. For the last 20 years he has been dealing with issues of Ethics, Applied Ethical Philosophy, Biopolitics, Ethics, Nursing, Psychology, Applied and Nursing Ethics. His work includes: a monograph entitled: Human and Ethics: concepts and issues in the relationship between nursing and care and a poetry collection under publication entitled: Rhythm and Anti-Rhythm.

e-mail: andreastifas@yahoo.com,  ttifas@ppp.uoa.gr

 

Tipsatree Tipmontree, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Trafficking and Applied Ethics: Major Moral Issues with Special Regard to Buddhist Ethics

Tipsatree Tipmontree is a lecturer in the English Department at Surat ThaniRajabhat University. She was also the secretary of a committee preparing the university for integration into the ASEAN economic community. She has a Master’s in English for Business and Technology with thesis topic  “The Use and the Problems of English and Intercultural Communication Skills of Thai Tourist Police” as well as a Bachelor’s in Marketing from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. Her professional experience includes 16 years of human resources, research and business consulting.

 

Panagiotis Tsiligros, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Ethics of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

Panagiotis Tsiligros is an internist and diabetes specialist. He holds a PhD degree in philosophy from the University of Athens and two master’s degrees: one in philosophy from Athens University and one in health management from Patras Open University. He has conducted research and published in the fields of diabetes and autoimmune diseases. His main research interests in medicine is diabetes and in philosophy are the ethics of clinical trials, the epistemology of medicine and the contribution of modern continental philosophy to the study of medicine.

 

Lydia Tsiakiri, PhD candidate, Aarhus University

Thesis title:

I was born in Athens in 1997. I attended High School and Lyceum of Marathon, from where I graduated with grade 19.2. I have been awarded twice by the General Staff because of my grades in the two last years at Lyceum. Today, I' m an undergraduate student of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the major of Philosophy. Simultaneously, I attend the Minor of “International Relations” in Deree: The American College of Greece, for which I have been awarded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation. My research interests are related to the field of Applied Ethics and especially the one of Bioethics.

 

Maria Tsiami, MSc, University of Patras

Maria Tsiami holds a degree in Classical Philology (AUTh) and Linguistics (University of Patras). She has an MSc in Ethics and Political Philosophy (University of Patras) and a MA in Adult Education (HOU). As a teacher in Secondary Education, she has worked in General Education, Intercultural Education and Adult Education. She is an external member of the Research Ethics and Ethics Committee (E.H.D.E.) of the University of Thessaly and a trainer at the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP). She has attended conferences, workshops and training seminars on broadening horizons and developing teacher skills. Her research interests include issues of Applied Ethics, including Ethics and Ethics in Research.

 

Fotios Tsonis, ΜΑ, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in Athens in 1999.In 2017 I entered the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens from which I graduated with Honours. My academic progress was the occasion to win two awards, the first one in my 3rd year of studies -in the form of a scholarship- from the Christian and educational foundation Zolotas, and the second one as an academic excellence from the ICF as the first, in terms of grades, graduate of my year. In the context of my studies I completed my internship at the library of the Holy Theological School of Halki where I received praise from both the head of the library and the rector of the Holy Monastery (which houses the theological school) of Holy Trinity. Immediately after my graduation in 2021 I was accepted to the MSc "Philosophy", taking the direction of applied ethics and in December of the same year I gained admission to the Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens, where I study until today! I speak two languages, English and German, and I hold an ECDL computer certification. Both in my school and student years I attended a multitude of conferences, seminars and lectures -of various subjects- from accredited institutions and universities, in some of which I had the pleasure to participate as a member of the organizing committee, while there were also lifelong learning programs!  Two of my texts from national magazines are under discussion for publication. My academic interests include, among others, the ethics of religions and especially bioethics, in which I wish to delve further into at PhD level.

Georgia Vounasi, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Rights of Future Generations in Relation to Genetics and Genetic Engineering

I was born in Sparta, Laconia in 1988. I am a PhD candidate in Bioethics, in the Philosophy Sector of the Philosophy Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The title of my doctoral thesis is: "Rights of future generations in relation to genetics and genetic engineering". My research interests extend to the field of ethics and more specifically to environmental ethics & human rights ethics. I am a graduate of the Department of Modern Greek Philology at the University of Thrace and a graduate of the Postgraduate Degree Program in Philosophy entitled "Ethical Philosophy" of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. As a stamp of excellence in my Master's Degree, in 2017 I was honored by the “Association of Attic Lacedaemons”. My work experience has been for many years teaching in private education in large tutorial organizations and then in coordinating publishing journals, books and audiovisual material at the New Acropolis Museum. At the same time, among my duties, I participated in the upgrading and expansion of the Odysseus Information Site, with educational and cultural content. I have attended several conferences, workshops and training seminars that have given me another perspective and understanding of my cognitive subjects. In conclusion, my favorite activities are writing short stories, travel and painting.

e-mail: georgiavounasi@gmail.com

 

Despina Vertzagia, PhD candidate, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Thesis title: Leo Strauss: The Return to the Classical Tradition and the Theory-Praxis Problem. The Critique of Modern Political Thought and Social Science, and the Socratic Treatment of Liberalism

I was born in Athens in 1994. In 2016 I received my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and in 2021 my MA degree from the M.A. Program “Philosophy.” For my postgraduate studies I have been awarded with a scholarship of excellence from the M.A. Program “Philosophy” and with a fellowship from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF). Currently I am PhD candidate of the Department of Sociology of the Panteion University of Social and Political Science. I am a founding member and the Managing Editor of Conatus – Journal of Philosophy, the international biannual peer-reviewed open-access philosophical journal of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory and the National Documentation Center. I am also the Managing Editor of the NKUA Applied Philosophy Research Lab Press. My research interests are focused on the fields of political philosophy, classical political literature and philosophy of law.

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Evi Zacharia, PhD, Radboud University at Nijmegen

Thesis title:

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Marianna Zacharioudaki, MA, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

She was born and raised in Crete. In 2015 she started her studies in at the department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her studies were focused in the area of Philosophy and she has attended seminars and meetings about philosophy and psychology. She has knowledge of English, French and has got a certificate in advanced computer skills. Her research interests are focused on Ethics and Ancient Greek philosophy.

 

Phoebus Zantes, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

I was born in 2001. I graduated from the 4th High School of Irakleio Attikis with excellence, and now I am an undergraduate student of Classical Philology. Throughout my B.A., I have written more than ten papers relevant to my studies. I participated in an Erasmus exchange program, which gave me the chance to study at the University of Bucharest for a semester, write three academic papers, and make two presentations in the context of teaching Greek literature and language to non-Greek speakers. With funding from the Special Account for Research Funding (E.L.K.E.), I have participated twice in Civis programs for Folklore and Anthropology. My research interests lie in the field of ancient Greek and Chinese philosophy, more specifically, the matter of Utopia. I have explored topics ranging from the Philosophy of Pyrrho, the School of Skepticism, and Stoicism to ancient Greek metrics, the philosophy, and rhetoric of ancient Athens. In the philological section of Folklore, I focus on tales and legends, collective memory, and collective thought· Contemporary matters of theory and ethics related to ecology and feminism Lastly, considering Utopia, I am also interested in Political Philosophy, matters of Democracy, and Marxist-Christian philosophy and ethics. I have published two poetry collections, and poems of mine have been awarded and are included in poetry collections.

Athanasios N. Ziakas, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Slavery in Philo of Alexandria

He was born in Athens in 1977. He studied at the Department of Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology of the National-Kapodistrian University of Athens with specialization in Psychology. He holds a postgraduate diploma with specialization in Ethics and he is a Doctor of Philosophy from 2014. In 2018 his doctoral dissertation titled: Slavery in Philo of Alexandria was published by ROMI editions (Thessaloniki). He has participated in numerous meetings and conferences, he is a member of the Greek Philosophical Society and concerns himself with table tennis, philately (Greek and foreign stamps and marks) and hiking.

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Andriana Zisimatou, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Thesis title: Human Rights in Bioethics: Theoretical Knowledge, Practices and Educational Dimensions 

I was born in Athens. I studied pedagogy at the faculty of Primary Education at the University of Athens. I am a teacher in Nestoreio Primary School in Athens. I completed my master, MSc “Environment and Health: Capacity building for Decision Making” at the faculty of Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Now I am in PhD Thesis “Human rights in bioethics: Theoretical Knowledge, Practices and Educational Dimensions” at faculty of Philosophy at the University of Athens, Evangelos D. Protopapadakis, 2016. Since 2015 I am a member of International Forum of Teachers (IFT). Ι am a Member of the board directors of the Foundation Antonis Τritsis "For the rights and liberation of peoples." Founding member of the sports club "Jason" Colonos (volleyball – basketball for boys and girls). She is a fellow with the ERASMUS program at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for the academic year 2020-2021.

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