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CES 50th Anniversary Events Series

Reinventing Athens – A Conversation with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis


February 4, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

CES 50th Anniversary Events Series

Reinventing Athens – A Conversation with Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis


February 4, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
February 4, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Video recording 1h:15m

As Greece emerges from a decade-long financial crisis, the City of Athens is grappling with major challenges for the future, including climate change, security and migration. The city’s recently elected Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has set an ambitious agenda for the city under his “Adopt Our City” program. In this conversation, Mayor Bakoyannis, who is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, will highlight these issues and the role that cities can play in leading efforts to achieve carbon neutrality as well as spur technological innovation and economic growth.

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Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis with students at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, February 4, 2020. (Click above for photo album.)

As Greece emerges from a decade-long financial crisis, the City of Athens is grappling with major challenges for the future, including climate change, security and migration. The city’s recently elected Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has set an ambitious agenda for the city under his “Adopt Our City” program. In this conversation, Mayor Bakoyannis, who is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, will highlight these issues and the role that cities can play in leading efforts to achieve carbon neutrality as well as spur technological innovation and economic growth.

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