Prof. Kostantinos Georgiadis (Greece) 04.06.2012

The City of Poznań and the E. Piasecki University School of Physical Education (AWF) in Poznań invite you to an open lecture by Prof. Konstantinos Georgiadis from the University of Peloponnese in Greece, the Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy in Olympia.

The lecture entitled "International Olympic Academy: 50 years of Olympic Education" will be delivered on June 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium of AWF, 27/39 Królowej Jadwigi St.

Professor Konstantinos Georgiadis - since 2010 he has been the Vice Rector of the University of Peloponnese in Greece.

He works at the Department of Sports Organisation and Management of the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese.

He defended his doctoral thesis on Sports Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany). Since 2006 Prof. Georgiadis has also been a Professor of the Capital Institute of Physical Education in Beijing (China). Since 2009-2010 he has been the Director of the International Masters Degree Programme "Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organisation and Management of Olympic Events" launched by the University of Peloponnese in cooperation with the International Olympic Academy.

At present he is the Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece, of which he had been the Financial Director, and later, for many years, the Dean. Since 2000 Konstantinos Georgiadis has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and as the President of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education at the IOC, in 2005-2010 he was chosen a member of the Commission coordinating work on the organisation of the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

During the preparations for the Olympics in Athens (2004), Professor K. Georgiadis was one of the 17 members of the Supervisory Board of the "Athens 2004" Olympic Games Organising Committee. From 1992 to 2012, he has been chosen as member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) for five times. In 2007, he was recognised by the Society for his scholarly output supporting Olympism.

He has frequently been invited to international congresses and forums as a key speaker.

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