Lectures in Modern Philhellenism

Lectures in Modern Philhellenism 2017: Exit to Where?The Fourth Annual “Lectures in Modern Philhellenism” presents:
Democracy in Crisis? Greece, Europe & America: Exit to Where?

On the occasion of the National Day of Greece, the Consul General of Greece in Boston, the Department of Classical Studies, the BU Philhellenes, and the BU Core Curriculum invite you to the fourth annual lecture in Modern Philhellenism.

Speakers: Professor Erik Goldstein, Boston University
Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis, Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Professor Loren J. Samons, Boston University
Professor Petros Vamvakas, Emmanuel College

Sneak Preview of the exhibition: “Albert Meyer and the photographs of the first modern Olympics,” from the Benaki Museum in Athens

7pm, Monday, March 27, 2017
BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Free & open to the public. Reception to follow.

For more information, please contact classics@bu.edu or 671-353-2427

Past Lectures:

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The Third Annual “Lectures in Modern Philhellenism” presents:
Faith, Duty and Philhellenism: The American Rescue at Smyrna

On the occasion of the National Day of Greece, the Consul General of Greece in Boston, the Department of Classical Studies, The Pardee School for Global Studies, the BU Philhellenes, and the BU Core Curriculum invite you to the third annual lecture in Modern Philhellenism.

Speaker: Prof. Lou Ureneck, Boston University

6pm, Monday, March 28, 2016
BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

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The Second Annual “Lectures in Modern Philhellenism” presents:
The Modern West: Have We Lived up to the Standards of Ancient Greece?

Are the United States and other Western nations who lay claim to the political and cultural heritage of ancient Greece living up to the standards set by the ancient Hellenes? Join us for a debate and discussion on this controversial question.

The speakers for the event:
Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies)
Professor Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts University)
Professor Stephanie Nelson (Boston University)
Professor Loren J. Samons (Boston University)

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Hosted by Ifigenia Kanara (Consul General of Greece in Boston), Boston University Philhellenes, Boston University Department of Classical Studies, Boston University Core Curriculum

7pm, Thursday March 26, 2015
Boston University Photonics Building, Rm 206
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA, 02215

From the First Annual Lectures in Philhellenism:

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PHILHELLENE? Stop and ask yourself this question. Is it an appreciation of Hellenic culture? A deep intellectual fascination with Greek history? Empathy? A cash donation? How has the definition changed over time? Join us on March 28th to reflect with us and a group of experts on Greek history and culture.

Lectures by:
Professor Michalis Psalidopoulos, Tufts University “Lessons from Financial Flows to Modern Greece.”
Professor Loren J. Samons II “Forgotten Lessons from Ancient Greece.”

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