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CYA Virtual Lecture Series Continues on March 3 with Reflections on 1821

February 24, 2021

ATHENS – On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and College Year in Athens (CYA) are delighted to co-host a celebratory lecture, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Washington.

On Wednesday, March 3, 12 PM EST / 7 PM Athens, guest speaker Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia, along with discussant Nicolas Prevelakis, Assistant Director of Curricular Development at the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University, will explore how our understanding of the Greek uprising has been changed by recent scholarship and ask what questions remain.

Revolution? War of Independence? The question of what happened in the spring of 1821 and after was vigorously debated at the time and remains a lively subject of discussion today. Among the topics to be covered will be the role of the Filiki Etaireia, the importance of European diplomacy, and the emergence of public opinion as a factor in reshaping the continent. The interlocutors will also look at the value and drawbacks of focusing on heroes and the role played by religion and ethnicity.

Greece's Ambassador in the USA, H.E. Alexandra Papadopoulou, will introduce the lecture.

Register on Zoom to receive your link to join: shorturl.at/eqJ25.

If you cannot attend the "live" lecture but would like to receive a recording of the lecture, please register and it will be sent to you 1-2 days after the event.

Mark Mazower is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative. He is the author of numerous books, including Inside Hitler's Greece, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century and Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950. His most recent book, What You Did Not Tell, is the story of his father's family and their journey out of revolutionary Russia. His upcoming book, The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe, will be published by Penguin and Alexandreia [Greece] later this year.

Nicolas Prevelakis is the Assistant Director of Curricular Development at the Center for Hellenic Studies and a Lecturer on Social Studies. He has a first PhD in Moral and Political Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4) and a second one in Political Sociology from Boston University. He has published articles and encyclopedia pieces on secularization theory, nationalism and ethnicity, Islam in contemporary Europe, modern Greek nationalism, and the conception of the self in Eastern Christianity. He is currently involved in a collaborative book project on the historical connection between nationalism and secularization throughout the world.

More information about CYA is available online: https://www.cyathens.org.

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