Master of Ceremony - Mr. Athanasios Ellis
Senior editor and columnist

Athanasios Ellis is a columnist for the Greek daily Kathimerini, and a long time US bureau chief, living between New York and Washington. He writes about politics and economics. During his career he has interviewed many Foreign Leaders and Ministers, as well as Heads of International Organizations, among them European Commission Presidents Juncker and Baroso, and IMF Managing Directors Lagarde and Strauss Khan.

He has reported from various foreign capitals including Washington (and New York), Bejing, Tokyo, Brussels, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Cairo, Ankara and Nicosia.

He appears on international media where he analyzes Greece related issues, from national election results and the economic crisis, to the preparation for the 2004 Olympic Games, and relations with neighboring Turkey.

He holds a Bachelor's degree from Boston University in Economics and Political Science, and a Master's degree, from BU in International Relations.