UCLA SNF Center’s Upcoming Events for Winter/Spring 2021

December 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture released its list of events for Winter/Spring 2021. All the events are hosted via Zoom. 

More information is available online: https://hellenic.ucla.edu/.  

Saturday, January 9, 10 AM PT: A Virtual Tour of the Museum of Cycladic Art with 

Greek Prehistoric Archaeologist Metaxia Routsi.

Saturday, January 16, 10 AM PT: A Conversation with the Mayor: The Honorable Petros Doukas, Mayor of Sparta. The event is co-moderated by UCLA SNF Hellenic Center Director Sharon Gerstel and Associate Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. 

January 27-February 6: Heritage and Memory: A Focus on Jewish Greece: A 10-day virtual event with films and lectures in honor of Greece’s Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. 

Wednesday, January 27, 10 AM PT: A Conversation with the Mayor: The Honorable Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina, with an introduction by Her Excellency, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the United States. 

Friday, January 29, 10 AM PT: Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director, Kehila Kedosha Janina, Meet Me on the Corner of Broome and Allen: A Visit to Kehila Kedosha Janina.

Saturday, January 30, 10 AM PT: Greek Book Club with the author Rika Benveniste (Ρίκα Μπενβενίστε) and her book Λούνα. 

Monday, February 1, 10 AM PT: Leon Saltiel, University of Macedonia, Dehumanizing the Dead: The Destruction of Thessaloniki’s Jewish Cemetery during World War II. 

Wednesday, February 3, 10 AM PT: Rena Molcho, historian and international award-winning author, Problems of Incorporating the Holocaust into the Greek Collective Memory.

Sunday, February 7, 2 PM PT: Celebration: International Greek Language Day with Kathryn Morgan, Professor of Classics, UCLA, Know Thyself: Ancient Proverbs and the Road to Wisdom.

Saturday, February 13, 10 AM PT: James Barron, The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate. 

Saturday, March 6, 10 AM PT: Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University, Bargain/Revolution/Bargain. An Ancient Athenian Recipe for Democracy.

Saturday, March 13, 10 AM PT: Exclusive tour and discussion with Pavlos Demertzis-Bouboulis, Director, The Bouboulina Museum, Spetses, An Introduction to a Heroine of the Greek Revolution and her Context: Views from the Bouboulina Museum.

Saturday, March 27, 10 AM PT: Greek Book Club: Γιώργος Κυριακόπουλος, Η τρισεγγονή της αραπίνας και άλλες ιστορίες. 

Saturday, April 3, 10 AM PT: David Bell, Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions and Professor of History, Princeton University, The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolution. Saturday, April 10, 10 AM PT: Helen Angelomatis-Tsougarakis, Professor Emerita of History, Ionian University, Fighters and Victims: Women's Lives during the Greek Revolution.

Saturday, April 17, 10 AM PT: A celebration of Odysseas Elytis: An event held in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC, for National Poetry Month. 

Saturday, April 24, 10 AM PT: Greek Book Club: Solup, Αϊβαλί. 

Saturday, May 8, 10 AM PT: HUC@UCLA Lecture, Thomas Gallant, Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History, UC San Diego, Murder on Black Mountain: Love and Death on a Nineteenth-century Greek Mountain. 

Saturday, June 12, 10 AM PT: Greek Book Club: Annie Liontas, Let Me Explain You: A Novel. 


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