Friday, 8 June 2012

H.R.H. Prince Pavlos of Greece Launches Debate Forum

On Friday The Periscope Post launch Agora, a new opinion forum chaired by H.R.H. Prince Pavlos of Greece in which key voices in politics, economics and culture will offer opposing, and often controversial opinions on a range of topics chosen by Pavlos, himself an important voice in the business community.

The first topic for debate will ask if Germany, who failed to conquer Europe through military power, are now succeeding through financial and socioeconomic power. Opinions will come from a major art curator, a high profile journalist, an author, a successful investor and Prince Pavlos himself. Readers are invited to add their perspectives to enrich this unique online debate.

Agora - the Greek word for market - aims to become a marketplace of ideas in which the opinions of thought-leaders are pitted against each other, and readers can join the debate with their own thoughts. Prince Pavlos said “in Greece, as in the UK we have a rich history of debating society’s predicaments openly and passionately. It will be fascinating to see how our commentators divide opinion and our readers enrich the discussions with their views.”

The Periscope Post’s CEO Thomas D Gommes said “with so much happening in the world and the abundant yet disparate comment around that online, we wanted to create a place to explore all sides of the key issues affecting us today. Pavlos has a unique experience and outlook, and brings together the world's most engaging voices."

The Periscope Post is a London-based news website which curates the best of the world’s news and opinion, giving its well-informed but busy audience a handpicked digest of world events and culture throughout the day, every day.

Agora - is a new debate platform on The Periscope Post where key voices in politics, economics and culture offer opposing views on a variety of subjects chosen by H.R.H. Prince Pavlos of Greece.

H.R.H. Prince Pavlos of Greece was born in Athens in 1967, grew up in London and after finishing the Hellenic College went on to study for the IB at the UWC of the American West. Following his graduation from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving a three year commission with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Pavlos attended Georgetown University where he graduated with a BA and an MA in International Relations, Law and Organization. Prince Pavlos is currently a partner in Ortelius Capital Partners and lives in London with his wife Princess Marie-Chantal and their five children.

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