asso Confirmed instructors: Dr Thanasis Nakas, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics (University of Athens, Greece) Dr Tzina Kalogirou, Professor of Modern Greek Literature and Literature Teaching (University of Athens, Greece) Dr Norman Sandridge, associate Professor of Classics and Leadership (Howard University, Washington, DC) Dr Irene Theodoropoulou, associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Discourse analysis (Qatar University, State of Qatar) Dr Elena Koltsaki, Attorney at law & accredited mediator (Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Dr Markos Perrakis, Leadership Development & Process Facilitator, Trainer, Psychologist, Speaker Valia Loutrianaki, Phd cand. (University of Athens, Greece), educator of greek language, rhetoric and creative thinking, president of the Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Education Mary Marin, Phd cand. (University of Carlfield, USA), educator of English language, MUN mentor
Organizing team: Dimitrios Kokkinis, president of the Andrion Club, coordinator for Andros island Valia Loutrianaki, general coordinator Irene Theodoropoulou, general coordinator Olia Avdi, communication professional Giota Giannopoulou, Phd cand. (University of Peloponnese), educator, communication coordinator
∗The Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Education(www.rhetoricedu.com) is a well-known scientific non-profit association officially recognized in 2009. Its members include academics, educators at all levels, professionals of various disciplines, students and several former student-members of rhetorical clubs. During the last ten years members of the association have organized, voluntarily, in collaboration with school consultants and other formal bodies more than 130 workshops for more than 1.500 teachers and professionals. The ultimate vision is to empower students’ voice and promote all age education for democratic consciousness.
∗∗Andrion Club(www.andrionclub.gr) is one of the oldest Social Clubs in Greece, established in Chora Andros in 1925, with an uninterrupted activity until the present time, by a group of renowned residents of the town, primarily merchants and shipowners. Its purpose is to strengthen the social ties of its members through various literary, theatrical, entertainment, educational, dance and other activities within the club house. Through its activities strong social ties were developed.