Vitae: Aleco Christakis

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University Education

Institution Degree Year
Princeton University, United States BSc (Theoretical Physics) 1956-1959
Yale University, United States PhD (Theoretical nuclear physics) 1959-1964

Honors and Awards

Name and description of the award Year
Creative Programming Award

from the National University Continuing Education Association

1983
DEMOSOPHIA Award
1993
The Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Medal
2007

Membership in Associations

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

Organization Years
Senior Associate of Doxiades Associates, Greece 1981-83
President of International Society for the Systems Sciences 2002-2003
Member of the Board of Americans for Indian Opportunity www.AIO.org, United States 2006-2013
CEO of CWA Ltd. 1989-present
Board Member of Future Worlds Center 2006-present

Collaborations

Collaborators

Name Status during training Period
Benjamin Broome Researcher XXXX
Kevin Dye Scientist XXXX
Yiannis Laouris Scientist XXXX
Marios Michaelides Scientist XXXX
Maria Kakoullaki Scientist XXXX
Jeff Dietrich Scientist XXXX

Teaching Experience

Georgetown University, United States

Year Course Duration
1965-1967 Structured Democratic Dialogue 2 years

Yale University, United States

Year Course Duration
1970-1972 Structured Democratic Dialogue 2 years

University of Virginia, United States

Year Course Duration
1979-1984 Structured Democratic Dialogue 5 years

George Mason University, United States

Year Course Duration
1984-1989 Structured Democratic Dialogue 5 years

Publications

Books

  1. Christakis, A.N. (2009). The Talking Point: Creating an Environment for Exploring Complex Meaning. With T.R. Flanangan. Boston, MA: Information Age Publishing.
  2. Christakis, A.N. (2006). Co-laboratories of democracy: how people harness their collective wisdom to create the future. With Kenneth C. Bausch. Boston, MA: Information Age Publishing.
  3. Christakis, A.N. (2005). Pragmatic Design Dialogue.

Selected Publications in referred journals

  1. Christakis, A.N. (1973). A new policy science paradigm. Futures 5 (6)
  2. Christakis, A.N. & Jessen, P.J. (1974). ”Policy planning for humankind“. Fields within Fields, nr. 11
  3. Christakis, A.N. et al. (1988). ”Synthesis in a new age: A role for systems scientists in the age of design“. Syst. Research, 5 (2)
  4. Christakis, A.N. (1993). ”The inevitability of demosophia“ – in Tsivacou, I.(ed.): A challenge for systems thinking. Univ. of the Aegean Press, Athens, Greece
  5. Christakis, A.N. (2002). ”Cogniscope conversation:some lessons learned in the Arena“- Plenum Press, New York
  6. Christakis, A.& Brahms, S. (2003). ”Boundary spanning dialogue for the 21 st Century Agora“- SRBVS, 20(4)
  7. Laouris Y., Underwood, G., Laouri, R., Christakis A. (2010). Structured dialogue embedded within a hybrid WiKi - synchronous communication technologies environment in the service of distance learning In: Using Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, Veletsianos G. (Ed), Distance Education series, Athabasca University, Canada Chapter 8: 153-173.
  8. Laouris, Y., Siita, G, Roe, P., Emiliani, P-L., Christakis, A. (2011). Virtual Structured Dialogic Design as Tool for Analysis of Threats before Implementing European Dialogues Aiming to Identify R&D Gaps in Assistive ICT. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.): Universal Access in HCI, Part I, HCII 2011, LNCS 6765, pp. 492–497, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  9. Damdelen, M., Laouris, Y., Dagli, I., Taraszow, T. & Christakis, A. (2009). Addressing Economic Integration and Free Movement of Goods and Services within Cyprus and the EU using the Structured Dialogic Design Process. Systemic Practice and Action Research (submitted).
  10. Laouris, Y., Michaelides, M. Damdelen, M., Laouri, R., Beyatli, D., and Christakis, A. (2009). A systemic evaluation of the state of affairs following the negative outcome of the referendum in Cyprus using a structured design process. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 22, 45-75.
  11. Laouris, Y., Erel, A., Michaelides, M,. Damdelen, M., Taraszow, T., Dagli, I., Laouri, R. and Christakis, A. (2009). Exploring options for enhancement of social dialogue between the Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus using the Structured Dialogic Design Process. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 22, 361–381.
  12. Laouris, Y. and Christakis, A. (2007). Harnessing collective wisdom at a fraction of the time using Structured Dialogic Design Process in a virtual communication context Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies, 1(2), 131–153.
  13. Laouris, Y., Laouri, R. and Christakis, A. (2008). Communication praxis for ethical accountability; The ethics of the tree of action. Syst Res Behav Sci 25(2), 331–348.