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Capital Link Webinar on ‘Culture and Education among Greek Americans,’ April 7

NEW YORK – On the occasion of the establishment of the Miltiadis Marinakis Endowed Professorship for Modern Greek Language and Culture at The Ohio State University and of the appointment of the first Professor, Yiorgos Anagnostou, Capital Link presents the webinar discussion on Culture and Education among Greek Americans on Wednesday, April 7, 12 PM EDT/ 7 PM Athens.

Academic departments in the humanities have been dwindling in the past decades worldwide, as part of a wider shift of interest from the arts and humanities to the sciences. This shift is more practically oriented, but can endanger knowledge of cultural diversity, language, and tradition both for individuals and societies.

To preserve access to higher education about Modern Greece abroad, with Evangelos Marinakis as lead sponsor, Ohio Hellenic Paideia (OHP, Columbus, Ohio, USA) initiated and completed a new round of fundraising between 2015-2020, in order to safeguard the continuing operation of the Modern Greek Studies Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

The chair of the program has been named after Mr. Marinakis' late father, Miltiadis Marinakis, a well-respected philanthropist, who instilled in Mr. Marinakis a sense of duty toward his fellow man and pride in his Greek heritage.

The Miltiadis Marinakis Endowed Professorship for Modern Greek Language and Culture was established by The Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University (OSU) on March 25, 2020.

This webinar will highlight modern Greek language and culture, in the wider context of the Greek-American experience, preserving tradition throughout history, while absorbing and reshaping enriching influences, and evolving with global popular culture.

The webinar will consist of a 90-minute expert discussion, which will be followed by a live Q&A session lasting for 15 minutes. This webinar will be archived and available for replay on demand upon registration.

Speakers for the event include His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Ambassador of Greece to the United States Alexandra Papadopoulou, Capital Link President Nicolas Bornozis, Chairman – Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. Evangelos Marinakis, Yiorgos Anagnostou- the Miltiadis Marinakis Professor of Modern Greek Language and Culture at OSU, and moderator Gregory Jusdanis, OSU Modern Greek Humanities Distinguished Professor.

Panelists include: John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman & Global CIO- Calamos Investments, Chairman – National Hellenic Museum; Drake Behrakis, The Behrakis Foundation, Board Chairman- National Hellenic Society Organization, President- Marwick Associates; Robert Buhler, Chairman – PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer –  Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin, Inc.; AHEPA Supreme President George G. Horiates; and Artemis Leontis, C.P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Literature Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

Participants can submit questions to the panelists live during the event through the special feature on the event page (Q&A button), or they can email them prior or during the event to Capital Link at [email protected].

More information is available online: http://webinars.capitallink.com.

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