The Athens Dialogues 2010 conference focused on 6 themes (Identity and Difference, Stories and Histories, Logos and Art, Democracy and Politeia, Science and Ethics, Quality of Life). It was organized by the
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in collaboration with eight world class academic institutions (the Institut de France, the Academia dei Lincei, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard and the Academy of Athens) and held at the Onassis Cultural Centre in November 2010, with the participation of prominent scientists from all over the world. The beginning of this scientific and cultural project was highly received on an international level while more than 50,000 people watched the conference live through the internet.
Today, the Athens Dialogues form part of a wider cultural project of the Onassis Cultural Centre, so during the academic years 2012, 2013 and 2014, three annually events will take place. The Organizational Committee of the Athens Dialogues has decided on the realization of this series of events that will focus on issues that are crucial for our modern society, offering a platform for discussing everyday life issues from a variety of perspectives as broad as possible.