Keynote speakers

PROFESSOR ANDREAS THEOPHANOUS
"The Cyprus Question, the EU and the Stakes Involved"

EMERITUS PROFESSOR VAN COUFOUDAKIS
"International Law and Minority Protection: The forgotten Greeks of Imbros and Tenedos"

PROFESSOR JAMES G LENNOX
"Aristotle on Mind and the Science of Nature"

PROFESSOR ANDREAS THEOPHANOUS

Andreas Theophanous is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Nicosia, Director of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (former Research Center – Intercollege) and Head of the Department of European Studies and International Relations, University of Nicosia. He visited several European, American and other universities and think-tanks as a Visiting Professor, Senior Fellow and/or Guest Speaker. He is the author and co-editor of several books on political and economic issues relating to Cyprus, the EU and the broader Eastern Mediterranean region. He has also published numerous articles on economic and political issues, organized several international symposia and conferences, and has been in charge of a number of research projects. He has received several awards and honours. He is married to Androulla Theophanous and has three sons, Phedias, Andronikos and Evagoras.

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EMERIRUS PROFESSOR VAN COUFOUDAKIS

Van Coufoudakis is Rector Emeritus at the University of Nicosia, in Cyprus. He served as Rector from 2002 until 2006. He is also Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, and holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He served on the Graduate Faculty of Indiana University. From 1986 to 1995 he served as Assistant and later as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He is the author of two books, the editor of four books, and the author of over ninety (90) journal articles and book chapters published in the United States, Great Britain, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. His latest book, “Cyprus: A Contemporary Problem in Historical Perspective” was published by the University of Minnesota (Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, # 15) in 2006. A Greek translation of this book was published by Patakis Publishers in Athens in February 2008. His research focuses on the politics and foreign policies of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, as well as post-World War II U.S. foreign and defense policy with particular emphasis on Southeastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. In September 2007, Intercollege Press in Nicosia, Cyprus, published a volume in his honor with the title “Cyprus in International Politics—Essays by Van Coufoudakis.”

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PROFESSOR JAMES G LENNOX

James Lennox is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, (Adj. Philosophy, Classics; Member: Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science Program; Member: Rhetoric of Science Program). Research specialties include Ancient Greek philosophy, science and medicine and Charles Darwin and Darwinism. Lennox has published essays on the philosophical and scientific thought of Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Boyle, Spinoza, and Darwin, especially focused on scientific explanation, and particularly teleological explanation, in the biological sciences. He is author of Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology (Cambridge 2000) and Aristotle on the Parts of Animals I-IV (Oxford, 2001), the first English translation of this work since 1937. He is co-editor of Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology (Cambridge 1987); Self-Motion from Aristotle to Newton (Princeton 1995); and Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences (Pittsburgh and Konstanz 1995).

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