NAPLES, FL – The Christian Rights & Freedom Institute (CRFI) announced the upcoming presentation by author and Clemson University lecturer Alexander Billinis, titled Byzantine Heritage in the Balkans: Hidden in Plain Sight. The first in CRFI’s
2019-2020 Lecture Series takes place on Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 PM at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Social Hall, 7100 Airport Pulling Road North in Naples.
Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM and light refreshments will be served.
The lecture will focus on the influence of Byzantium on cultures of the Balkan countries.
Alexander Billinis is a Greek American freelance writer, author, lawyer, banker, lecturer on historical, political, economic topics, primarily related to Eastern Europe. He is the author of two books: The Eagle has Two Faces: Journeys through Byzantine Europe, and Hidden Mosaics: An Aegean Tale.
In addition to teaching at Clemson University, Billinis is a Master's degree candidate in Clemson University's Department of History. He lived and worked in the U.S., Serbia, Britain, and Greece, and loves travel and history. His native language is English, but he is also fluent in Greek and Spanish, proficient in German, Serbian, and Croatian, and in conversational Bulgarian and Hungarian. He received a JD in International Law from American University and passed the Utah and Illinois State Bar exams. He has an MIM from American Graduate School of International Management and a BS in West and East European Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.