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Smyrna 1922 Event with Speaker Dr. Sawayanagi at Georgetown on Mar. 16, on Zoom

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The plaque in Thessaloniki commemorating the Japanese ship that saved more than 800 people from the Smyrna Catastrophe in 1922. Photo: Zachos Samoladas

WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Ismini Lamb, Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program, Department of Classics, at Georgetown University, sent out an announcement concerning the event scheduled for Monday, Mar. 16, 7 PM, with Dr. Nanako Murata Sawayanagi, Professor, Toyo University, Japan, on the role of a Japanese ship captain and his crew during the terrible burning of Smyrna in 1922.

The event which was to be held on the Georgetown campus will now be held remotely via Zoom

Prof. Lamb said in the announcement, “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Georgetown University campus is closing, including the Mortara Center, where we planned to host the event.

“Thanks to the Gelardin Media Center, at Georgetown's Lauinger Library, the Modern Greek Studies Program will be able to host the event remotely, via ZOOM, as scheduled, Monday, March 16, at 7 PM!

“You are invited to participate by simply clicking on the link below and joining the event Kindly disseminate this information! (If you prefer to participate via phone please see instructions below.)

“Thank you for your patience and for your understanding during these extraordinary circumstances!

“We look forward to "seeing" you tomorrow via Zoom!”

Topic: SMYRNA IN 1922: AN ATTEMPT TO CONSTRUCT A NARRATIVE OF THE JAPANESE RESCUE OPERATION OF GREEK REFUGEES

Time: Mar 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)

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