9th Delphi International Psychoanalytic Symposium

25-28 August 2022
European Cultural Center, Delphi


The main theme of the 9th Delphi Conference will be “Xenos”. The word “Xenos” in ancient Greek means “the one coming from outside”, “the other” or “the visitor”. This concept has always been ambiguous and its meaning depends on the context in which it is used. In psychoanalysis the concept of the foreigner is ubiquitous. The common element in all psychoanalytic approaches to the concept of the “Xenos” is the emphasis on man’s basic ambivalence towards himself, the strange or alien inside and outside of himself, and towards “that which is not me”.

Main speakers and discussants

Pantelis Boukalas – Sotiris Manolopoulos
Julia Kristeva- Marilia Aisenstein
David Bell- Dimitris Jackson
Salman Akhtar- Stavroula Berati

Other speakers

Yavuz Erten Isil Ertuzun, Deniz Arduman
Jasminka Suljagic, Rudi Vermote
Chris Joannidis, Nayla de Coster, Melis Tanik
Ioanna Panagiotopoulou-Achimastou, Anna Frangoudaki, Antikleia Moundrea-Agrafioti
Poly Zei ,Eva Achladi, Ariella Asser, Aydin Huner
Simo Salonen, Jannis Kontos, Ni Xiaodong and Zhang Mei, Chen Songyun and Li Shujun, Wang Yongfen and Zhu Danhua, Hu Ping
Vaia Tsolas, Maria Gabriella Pediconi & Christine Anzieu Premmereur
Kostas Kapetanakis. Dimitri Kavalieros, Despina Ebeoglou, Panagiotis Papadopoulos
Vasiliki Vasilopoulou, Eleni Kosma, Nancy Taloumi, Effie LayiouLignos,
Marina Papageorgiou, Christos Zervis, Ioannis Vartzopoulos, Nikos Lamnidis,
George Stathopoulos, Tessa Hadjiyanni, Elisa Nikolopoulou,
Judy Gamelgaard, Glauco Maria Genga, Margherita Destro
Ashmita Sharma, Prahi Akhavi
Marc Hebbrecht, Nikolaos Tzikas, Michael Civin


Organizing committee: Evi Zacharakopoulou, K. Bazaridis, F. Bobos, T. Hadjiyanni, M. Chatziandreou, A. Christopoulos, D. Jackson, S. Manolopoulos, D. Panitz.



Dear Colleagues,
We hope that this e-mail finds you well, particularly given the current global crisis that poses significant and multiple challenges for all of us.

As you know, in the face of the dangers and problems created by the COVID 19 pandemic, the organizing committee decided last year to postpone the 9th. Delphi International Psychoanalytic Symposium until 2022.

We are now pleased to announce that the Symposium will take place from August 25-28 2022 in Delphi, Greece. We believe that the character of the Symposium is directly connected to the special space and landscape of Delphi.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards,
Evi Zacharakopoulou  & Dimitris J. Jackson
Conference Chair & Co-chair


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