Scholars' Association News
Issue 23
August 2012

The Onassis Prizes for Shipping, Trade and Finance 2012
The achievements of leading academics from European and American Universities have been honoured by the 2012 Onassis Prizes for Shipping, Trade and Finance ... Read More
The Trial of Socrates in contemporary Athens
In the spring of 399 B.C., Socrates confronted the charges levelled at him by Meletus, Anytos and Lycon according to which he was “a doer of evil, and corrupter of the youth ... Read More
Rethink Athens: The competition
Rethink Athens, the European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre that is funded and organized by the Onassis Foundation is under way ... Read More
Rethink Athens: The Modern City: The dynamics of the city centre and its planning
Circumstances so dictated that I should write this article from Paris, a large city I know very well. Paris is obviously much different from Athens but it is also a large city with ... Read More
File: Digital Citizen Private and public on the Internet
In the winter and spring of 2012 the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens organized a series of round table discussions under the heading «Private and public on the Internet’ ... Read More
File: Digital Citizen Virtual Personalities on the Internet or Avatars of ourselves
The Internet puts more information at our fingertips than ever before and connects us in unprecedented ways. But according to American psychiatrist Elias Aboujaoude ... Read More
File: Digital Citizen Cyber relationships
Digital and real time face to face interpersonal relationships mutually complement each other. Social Media appear to respond to today’s psychosocial needs ... Read More
File: Digital Citizen A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age
Zizi Papacharissi, holder of a PhD from Temple University, is a pioneer in the study of citizenship in the Digital Age answering questions like “Is the Internet democratizing?” ... Read More
File: Digital Citizen Regression via today's Neomedieval Culture
Whatever the potential of the Internet to support democracy, it is futile because users neither can nor want to function as citizens. It is not the highest degree of political apathy ... Read More
The Christina and her steam engines
1999, winter - naval architect and marine engineer Constantine Philippou came across the historic yacht, Christina, docked at a pier in Perama. The workers were about to refit the yacht with modern diesel engines ... Read More

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