Sweden and the International anti-dictatorial Movement during the years of the Greek Junta (1967 – 1974)
The Cold War Research Network is delighted to invite you to the (on-line) talk by Matthaios Amanatiadis (Uppsala University) on “Sweden and the International anti-dictatorial Movement during the years of the Greek Junta, 1967 – 1974”.
The rise of the Greek Junta in 1967 led to the creation of an extensive, international anti-dictatorial network that spanned both sides of the Cold War. While Sweden’s role in the expulsion of Greece from the Council of Europe is well known, little attention has been paid to Swedish support of the aforementioned network throughout the dictatorship’s lifespan. Amanatiadis’ presentation explores the cooperation of Swedish activists, diplomats and politicians with Greek exiles over the issue of democracy in Greece, focusing on joint initiatives and strategies for opposing and isolating the Greek regime from the international arena. It furthermore delves into the idea of advocacy networks as a possible channel for conducting foreign policy in the absence of official diplomatic ties, which were severed shortly after the regime’s rise.
Matthaios Amanatiadis is a PhD candidate at Uppsala University. His dissertation studies Swedish engagement with the international anti-dictatorial movement that evolved as a response to the rise of the Greek Junta in 1967.