Featured Master Class Leaders

  • A Master Class with Amb. Alexandros Mallias

    A Master Class with Amb. Alexandros Mallias

    A chance to meet with Greece’s number one man in America is always a special event for Next Generation students. The group of Washington-area university students who joined us on March 31 were treated to a rare chance to sit down for dinner with one of Washington’s leading diplomats – this […]

     
  • A Master Class in the heart of the Capitol with Mike Manatos and Tom Manatos

    A Master Class in the heart of the Capitol with Mike Manatos and Tom Manatos

    The Next Generation got the inside scoop on September 4th when we went deep inside the Capitol itself, for a private conversation in the Office of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, with two young, energetic Washington insiders — Mike Manatos, an up-and-coming public policy lobbyist, and his brother […]

     
  • A Master Class with Amb. Demetrios Marantis

    A Master Class with Amb. Demetrios Marantis

    When you sit down across the table to negotiate some thorny issues with your second biggest trading partner, your best might hope might be for some gentlemanly give-and-take — something more than trading banalities about the weather, and something less than a no-holds-barred trade war. What happens, though, when the […]

     
  • A Master Class at City Hall with Sofia Daskalaki-Mytilineou

    A Master Class at City Hall with Sofia Daskalaki-Mytilineou

    What are the challenges to running the largest city in the country — a city which is simultaneously a world capital, a major center for tourism, the leading center for business and finance in the region — and whose 6,000 years of history make it one of the great centers of western […]

     
  • A Master Class with George Papaconstantinou

    A Master Class with George Papaconstantinou

    Young, handsome and articulate, PASOK’s press spokesman (and soon-to-be Minister of Finance) George Papaconstantinou has been compared to “Sam Seaborn,” the fictional White House Communications Director played by Rob Lowe on the American television show West Wing. A PhD in the economics of technology from the London School of Economics, and a recently-elected Member of the European Parliament, Mr. […]

     
  • Conversation with a CEO: Aris Papadapoulos

    Conversation with a CEO: Aris Papadapoulos

    With deep uncertainty hanging over the global economy, at a time when competitive pressures are greater than ever, there couldn’t have been better timing to have a Master Class on infrastructure and global investment with the CEO of the billion-dollar cement company. Even better that it was a lively and informal […]

     
  • A Master Class with Demetrios Papademetriou at the Migration Policy Institute

    A Master Class with Demetrios Papademetriou at the Migration Policy Institute

    A Master Class with Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, the one of the world’s leading experts on one of the most critical issues facing our nation today — immigration — and president of the international think-tank right in the thick of the policy debate on four continents.

     
  • A Master Class with Maria Papathanassiou of the European Institute

    A Master Class with Maria Papathanassiou of the European Institute

      How do think tanks work, and what shapes a career in the world of policy analysis and debate – in a time when the debate is hot and heavy?  The latest installment in our Summer Leadership Institute Series came when Next Generation students and our Athens Fellows got an […]

     
  • A Master Class with CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos

    A Master Class with CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos

    A Master Class overlooking the historic and emotionally-stirring site of Athens’ Panathinaiko Stadium — home of the ancient Panathenaic Games, and site of the first modern Olympics in 1896 — with Alexis Phylactopoulos,  president of the International Center for Hellenic & Mediterranean Studies, who offered his insights into Greece’s role in Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean, […]

     
  • A Master Class with Washington insider Tony Podesta

    A Master Class with Washington insider Tony Podesta

    Change is coming — again — to the nation’s capital. What does this moment in our history mean for our nation – and for the world?  A packed conference room on K Street was the scene of the end-of-the-year, Washington-style wrap-up of our special election-year series of conversations with political […]