You are warmly invited to join The Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies for a Public Lecture entitled: Adapting to Climate Change: Effective Crisis Management Strategies, with Dr Christos Stylianides, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of the Hellenic Republic and former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (2014-2019).
The event will be held in-person on Monday 20 November, 5.15-6.30pm, in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle.
Dr Christos Stylianides (born in Nicosia, Cyprus on June 26th, 1958) is a Greek-Cypriot and Greek politician who is currently Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of the Hellenic Republic. During his political career, he has previously served as the first Minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of the Hellenic Republic (2019-2021), European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (2014-2019), Member of the RELEX Commissioners Group (2014-2019), European Union Coordinator for the Ebola Virus Disease (2014-2019), European Union Special Envoy for the Promotion and Protection of Religious Freedoms and Beliefs (2021), Government spokesperson of the Republic of Cyprus during two different periods (2013-2014 and 1998-1999), where he worked on Cyprus’ accession to the European Union and on the resolution of the Cyprus Issue, Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus (2006-2013), Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (2006-2011) and elected Member of its Bureau (2012).
In recognition of his work, Dr Stylianides has received important honorary awards from governments and international organizations and institutions. Among other, he received the Golden Decoration of Honour by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Honorary Award of Civil Protection of the Land of Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) for his contribution to the upgrading of the European civil protection system. He was also named “Global Champion for Education in Emergencies” by the international organization Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and “Political Champion for Education in Emergencies” by the Malala Foundation. For his humanitarian action and contribution to coexistence and reconciliation he was awarded the “Peace and Reconciliation Prize” of the historic city of Guernica, Spain.