DIALOGUES is the new monthly series of live events hosted by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Through this new series, the SNF intends to present individuals, as well as civil society representatives, who inspire through their work, actions and vision, coming from different fields, backgrounds, and countries.

DIALOGUES will delve into different themes that cut across the key pillars of the Foundation’s work: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Sports, and Social Welfare.

Through this series of events, which are free and open to the public, the SNF seeks to catalyze conversations around critical issues, facilitate the exchange of ideas, present individuals who inspire a new way of thinking and spark collaboration among individuals and organizations, across the globe.

The events follow a flexible format featuring panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, and presentations, among others.

DIALOGUES are open to the public. Participation is secured via electronic pre-registration, on a first-come-first-served basis. Furthermore, events are live streamed and are available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF’s website.

Upcoming DIALOGUES events include among others the following:

July 13th, 2018“Football will Save the World”

On Friday, July 13th, 2018 the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is holding the ninth event of the series DIALOGUES under the title “Football will save the world”. In the sportive spirit of the 21st World Cup Final, DIALOGUES take it outdoors, within the Great Lawn area of the Stavros Niarchos Park and with a focus on the king of Sports, football.

For what reasons and in which ways does football unite or divide us, why does it excite and thrill us or lead some of us to extremes? Football players and veterans along with coaches, sports reporters and experts try to uncover the various aspects and layers of football and the reasons behind the magic feeling it evokes into the hearts and minds of the fans around the world. Is football an international game which helps people escape from reality, a catalyst for different cultures and starting point for historical change or does it serve other interests and sparks enmity within society? What are the chances that Sportsmanship can help people come together towards achieving a higher purpose?