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Guest Experts

The Guest Experts will conduct an interactive Workshop before the beginning of the Committee work upon the respective topic at hand.

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Evangelos (Angelos) Syrigos is an Associate Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. He was born in 1966 in Athens. He is a graduate of the Law Schools of the National University of Athens and of the University of Bristol, England, where in 1994 he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Public International Law. He has served as Secretary General of Population and Social Cohesion of the Greek Ministry of Interior (August 2012 and May 2015) and Secretary for Intercultural Education and Greek Studies Abroad of the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs (2007-2009). On July 7, 2019 he was elected as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament. He was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs in charge of Higher Education issues on January 5, 2021. He is married to Irini Stamatoudi and they have three children.

Alberto Prati is an economist, working at the intersection of behavioural economics, philosophy of science and social psychology. Since 2020, he has joined University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research fellow of the Wellbeing Research Centre and SciencesPo Paris as a lecturer in Economics. He is an associate faculty at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics and a research associate of the French Well-being Observatory. He has been a consultant for the OECD within the Better Life Initiative.He has a B.Sc in Econometrics and a B.A. in Philosophy from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University. He also holds a M.Res. in Economics from EHESS & Paris School of Economics. He competed his PhD in Economics at Aix-Marseille School of EconomicsHis research explores the relationship between time, judgments and decisions, with a particular focus on subjective well-being. He has also been studying cognitive biases, environmental sustainability and political preferences, using quantitative socio-economic data.

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Dr. Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou is Member of the Hellenic Parliament with the New Democracy Party and serves as the Chair of the Special Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and its Subcommittee of the Watercourses of the Hellenic Parliament as well as Vice-Chairperson of the Circle of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development. She is Member of the Energy and Environment Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and ICC Hellas and Member of ICC Women Hellas. She has previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership Organization in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Head of Water of the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. Dr. Avgerinopoulou has also served as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee for the UN Affairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Vice-Chair for the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development, in Athens, Greece. She is an attorney-at-law by profession. She holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and holds a Doctorate in International Environmental Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia University School of Law in New York, N.Y. She teaches International Public Law, International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law and Sustainable Finance Law. She has been presented with several international environmental and humanitarian awards.

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