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CYA Virtual Lecture Series with Prof. Kalyvas on the Tragedy of the Commons

ATHENS – College Year in Athens (CYA), celebrating its 60th anniversary, continues their Virtual Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 18, 12 PM EST/7 PM Athens, with guest speaker Prof. Stathis Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government and fellow of All Souls College at Oxford, on the sustainability issue on the Greek islands, the quality of Greece’s tourism, and its future course.

Greece is a popular tourist destination with its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural and historical heritage, however, the country’s reliance on tourism as a significant source of revenue has also led to several sustainability issues on the Greek islands. Will Greece’s over-exploitation of its landscape for tourist reasons bring about the tragedy of the commons?

Facilitating the discussion is Prof. Eirini Karamouzi, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield.

Register for the event online: https://bit.ly/3IAfms7.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email to join the discussion. You may ask questions through the Chatbox or Q&A feature on Zoom. If you cannot attend the ‘live’ event 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.

Prof. Kalyvas obtained his BA from the University of Athens (1986) and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago (1993), all in political science.

He taught at Ohio State University (1993-94), New York University (1994-2000), and the University of Chicago (2000-03). From 2003 to 2017, he was a Professor of Politics at the University of Yale, where he founded and ran a program for the study of Order, Conflict, and Violence, the main areas of his research. He joined Oxford in 2018.

He is the author of many books, among them ‘The Logic of Violence in Civil War’ published by Cambridge University Press, ‘Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know’ published by Oxford University Press, and the author of over 50 scholarly articles in five languages, as well as several books and edited volumes in Greek. His current research focuses on global trends in political violence with an additional interest in the history and politics of Greece.

His work has received several awards and his research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Peace Institute, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the UK’s Department for International Development, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

CYA 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.

More information is available online: https://cyathens.org/.

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