J.B. Say at Bay: Some Lessons from the Greek Crisis

It was not a long time ago that I came across an article in a well-respected Athenian newspaper which purported to explain the causes underlying the protracted plight of the Greek economy. Given that the author is a top economic adviser to one of Greece's principal political leaders (a self-proclaimed “reformist” one, to boot), I thought it would be worthwhile to read it. And so it was, though not for the reasons one might have expected.  Indeed, if one had anticipated novel ideas and innovative policy proposals such were not forthcoming; instead, the author's proposed explanation reiterated the anti-austerity mantra that has been incessantly repeated since the (perceived) onset of the crisis in 2010. But is it not astonishing that, after all these years, the country's perception of itself and of the outside world has remained virtually unchanged? And shouldn't one wonder as to what kind of shock(s) it will take for that perception to come nearer to reality?

29 January 2018

The Greek Gaming Industry Presses its Start Button

It appears that Greece is transitioning into a status where digital entertainment is considered a viable option for the development of the recovering economy. The introduction of law 4487/2017 is a prominent start. Furthermore, Athens Games Festival 2017 that took place on 28/29 October 2017, provided some useful insight regarding the present and the future of the Greek Gaming Industry.

21 December 2017

Research at New York College — Spring 2017

Senior project in Computer Science is an excellent opportunity for a student to work on a large scale problem, combine knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, and prove that they have the optimum skill: the ability to learn new things.

13 March 2017

MSc in Global Shipping

Shipping is a cornerstone of the world commerce that supports global economic and social growth; a very demanding and highly competitive industry defined by increasing commercial, operational and technical complexities.

04 October 2016

What is the MEANING of becoming an EFL teacher?

If you find tackling these questions a fascinating venture, then Meaning in Language is the course for you! It offers an opportunity to delve into the challenging universe of linguistic meaning, providing a comprehensive view of all the components that contribute to it on a lexical, sentence and discourse level. More specifically, this course aims at shedding light on how meaning is generated through the interaction of the various factors that play a role in meaning construction, such as phonological properties, lexis, syntax and pragmatic context.

22 August 2016

The conventional and electronic cigarette and health effects

With the occasion of the International No Tobacco Day on 31 May, it would be wise for those that smoke to be aware of the chemical and toxic substances that they ingest while those who do not smoke to know why they should steer clear of smoking conventional or electronic cigarettes.

30 May 2016

Children and Teens’ use of Smartphones: How can we protect them?

Smartphones allow young people to feel constantly connected during a stage of development when belonging and social identity is of upmost importance. They allow access to a wealth of information in seconds and their use in the classroom can even enhance learning and student engagement (when used for specific learning outcomes). However, along with these advantages there is also increasing evidence that using mobile devices may be associated with a wide range of negative outcomes for young people:

17 May 2016

Why is the study of International Relations relevant now more than ever?

Each era has its own set of characteristics and is known for its own distinct challenges. Our era is no different insofar challenges and crises are concerned; the 2008 Economic Crisis originating in the United States and spreading worldwide, the Ukraine Crisis, the older and newer Middle Eastern crises, and the Greek Crisis, are but a handful among (way too) many, and yet they influence us to varying degrees depending on where we fit in, in this world we call home. And speaking of our environment, we live in a profoundly different world from that of our mothers and fathers as a result of globalization. What’s more, the world around us continues to rapidly change and become more complex by the day. So what seems to be missing? There is a significant lack of able leaders capable of successfully navigating us over the hurdles and through the turmoil to safety and prosperity, ensuring, in the process, our survival; a notion that Thomas Hobbes very accurately identified and acknowledged as our most primal concern. Subsequently, there is a demand, no, a need for individuals that have the intelligence to assess the actual state of conditions, the insight to determine the goals and measure the character of others, and the talent to move skillfully and quickly in a manner worthy of excellence. Enter the Homeric-era notion of Aristocracy in its original and literal meaning, namely rule by the Aristoi i.e. society’s very best.

16 July 2015

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