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CYA Announces Virtual Lecture Series Beginning on June 10

ATHENS – In the effort to stay connected with the community and engage with students, alumni, friends, and partners, College Year in Athens (CYA) is launching a series of virtual events and happenings, including virtual activities, lectures, webinars, and cultural/historical walks in Athens, beginning on Wednesday, June 10, 12 PM EST / 7 PM (Athens) with a discussion on Plague Crisis Management: From Pericles to Capodistrias.

CYA's Virtual Lecture Series will be a forum of exchanging thoughts in a virtual environment and a podium in which people related to CYA, and active in their community, will be able to share their expertise or experience with a broader public. a The distinguished speakers, CYA Professor and Professor Emerita of Classics & Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois Prof. Nanno Marinatos, and CYA Trustee Emeritus and Professor of Political History Emeritus at the University of Athens Prof. Thanos Veremis, will discuss the handling of contagious illnesses in Athens from the Pericles era in 439 BC to Greece's War of Independence and Capodistria's leadership.  The moderator of the discussion will be CYA Professor of Sociology Rosa Vasilaki. CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos will introduce the session.

Those who wish to participate in this live discussion may register on Zoom today. The event will also simultaneously be shown on Facebook Live that day. 

Nanno Marinatos is a Professor at CYA and Professor Emerita of Classics & Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois. Her main areas of research and publication are Greek Religion, Minoan Religion, History of Scholarship, Thucydides, and Herodotus.

Thanos Veremis (DPhil, Oxon) is Professor Emeritus of Political History at the University of Athens, Department of European and International Studies and Founding Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

Rosa Vasilaki (Moderator) is a Sociology Professor at CYA with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bristol (UK) and a PhD in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France). She currently supervises a research project on hate rhetoric and political violence in Greece and is working on a book on the legacy of colonialism.

More information is available on Facebook, search: CYA College Year in Athens, and online: https://www.cyathens.org.

College Year in Athens is a study abroad program focused upon the history and civilization of Greece and the Mediterranean region. Its mission is to offer each student an academically rigorous program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscapes of Greece—a rapidly changing country with a uniquely varied past. CYA is dedicated to fostering an engagement with Greece that encourages personal discovery, growth, and cross-cultural sensitivity. Its ultimate goal is for participants to return home academically inspired, intellectually stimulated, and with a passionate commitment to the furtherance of international and intercultural understanding.

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