Revecca Pedi

2024 IVLP Impact Award Project: Bridging Bonds: The Greek American Dialogues Podcast SeriesGreece

Revekka Paidi is an Associate Professor for International Relations at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2020, she has served as the co-chair of the Small States in World Politics Section within the European International Studies Association. She has been invited to lecture at prominent universities including Swedish Defence University, Carleton University, University of Barcelona, University of Iceland, and the Parliament of Luxembourg. Revecca was elected as a member of the European International Studies Association Board in May 2023.

Revekka’s manifold research has been published in peer-reviewed international journals and she regularly edits volumes published by esteemed international publishing houses. Her diverse research projects have been funded by national and international resources, such as the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation and the LSE Hellenic Observatory-A.G. Leventis Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, as well as two Master's degrees—one in Political Economy from the University of Sheffield, and one in Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She also earned a PhD from the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Bridging Bonds: The Greek American Dialogues Podcast Series

The project explores the complexities of Greek American relations. Despite policymakers' claims of the strongest-ever bilateral ties between the two countries, a gap persists in the public understanding of the relationship. The project seeks to address these public misconceptions and deepen understanding through conversations with experts, academics, diplomats, policymakers, and influencers.

The podcast series will feature six to eight episodes geared towards both Greek and American audiences. Each episode will be dedicated to exploring a distinct aspect of the Greek American bilateral relationship. From historical milestones to contemporary challenges and future aspirations, guests will engage in discussions that shed light on the multifaceted nature of Greek American ties. Through diverse perspectives in interviews, panel discussions, and expert analyses, Revecca hopes this podcast series will foster mutual awareness, restore trust in politics, combat disinformation and build stronger connections between Greek and American audiences.

“Through authentic dialogue and engagement with diverse perspectives, this project strives to strengthen the bonds between Greek and American audiences, laying the groundwork for enhanced cooperation and partnership.” - Revekka Paidi

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Revekka participated in the IVLP Project U.S. Foreign Policy - Global Challenges II organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center, in partnership with Global Ties Miami, Global New Orleans, Utah Global Diplomacy, and Vermont Council on World Affairs.  

Revekka’s exchange experience led to the development of her project: “During my IVLP experience, I had the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders…both from the United States and from my IVLP cohort. These interactions provided valuable perspectives on the intricacies of bilateral relations and highlighted the importance of fostering dialogue and understanding between nations. [My project’s] podcast series will serve as a platform for sharing diverse opinions with the public, facilitating a deeper understanding of complex issues, and promoting constructive dialogue.”  

“The emphasis on cross-cultural communication and collaboration from my IVLP experience will guide [this] podcast series, fostering mutual understanding and engagement between Greek and American audiences.” – Revekka Paidi 

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; Burlington, VT 

Country: Greece


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