Grigorios Aspridis - Secretary General of the Council of Europe

I try to live my life by building a home out of all the bricks people throw at me.

Grigorios Aspridis

Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Who are you?

My name is Grigorios Aspridis, and I was born two decades ago in Athens, where I have lived ever since. I am currently enrolled in the undergraduate program of the Department of Communication, Media & Culture, in the Faculty of International Studies, Communication & Culture at Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, majoring in Journalism. By October, I will have completed my Erasmus semester, which I will spend in Spain, studying Journalism, in the Department of Social Sciences & Law, at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana. After graduation, I hope I earn a chance to complete postgraduate studies on War & Mass Media.

I first participated in a simulation in 2015, and RhodesMRC 2017 will be the twelfth time I clip the badge with my name on my suits, and the second in Rhodes specifically, after representing the United States of America in NATO’s North Atlantic Council, in 2016. Having fulfilled roles ranging from a journalist to a delegate, and from an Ambassador to a Chairperson, in simulations all over Greece, and abroad, this year’s RhodesMRC will be the greatest challenge I have faced yet, but it will be one task that I am honored to undertake.

Other than simulations, I am quadrilingual, I had the honor of having an op-ed piece on rape culture published by a prominent site in Greece, and finally, I have worked in the field of sports journalism, serving as an editor in the press office of one of the major sports clubs in Greece, A.E.K. Athens.

Why did you join the Board of RhodesMRC 2017?

I joined the team because I believe that I have much to gain, and, hopefully, offer too.

Why is RhodesMRC special?

RhodesMRC is as special as the people that are organizing it and participating in it are.