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Mazower Talk Webcast By American College

mazowerAudiences in the United States and around the world will have the opportunity to watch a live webcast of this year’s 18th Annual Kimon Friar Lecture at The American College of Greece, which will be delivered by Columbia University Professor Mark Mazower, one of the world’s foremost experts on modern Greek society and politics.

Mazower will speak on “A New Age of Extremes? Historical Reflections on the Politics of the Present Crisis,” addressing the alarming rise of right and left wing in Greece during the current crisis and whether such phenomena can be expected in other countries facing extreme economic distress.

The lecture, which will take place on Feb. 12 at the Theater of The American College of Greece in Athens, will be broadcast live from the website of news daily Kathimerini. Streaming will start at 7:30 p.m. local Athens time (12:30 p.m. EST) – to attend click HERE. The online audience will be provided with a forum for comments and questions for Mazower.  The lecture will will be available online for one week following its live broadcast.

A renowned historian, Mazower is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University where he directs the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written many books on the history of modern Greece and Europe, including Salonica,City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950, Inside Hitler’s Greece, Hitler’s Europe and Governing the World: The History of an Idea.

He is a news commentator for the Financial Times, The Guardian and other newspapers and his articles have appeared in magazines including The Times Literary Supplement, The London Review of Books and The Nation.

The lecture series is named in memory of the Greek-American poet and translator Kimon Friar, who introduced the works of Nikos Kazantzakis, Odysseas Elytis, Yannis Ritsos and other important Greek literary figures to the English-speaking world. Friar, who passed away in 1993, bequeathed his archive to The American College of Greece and Princeton University.

The American College of Greece is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution founded in 1875. It is the largest and oldest American college in Europe. ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. ACG also has an affiliation agreement for the purpose of degree validation with the Open University of the United Kingdom. The College has 4,000 students and 35,000 alumni who live and work around the world.

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  • Alex

    I would be more interested in knowing why Mr. Mazower, who is one of the patronizing apologists for FYROM (and any of IMRO leftists supporters in Greece), now pretends not to notice former Yugolslavians sudden change into “ancient Macedonians” and government sponsered threats against Greece.

    http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/journal_of_modern_greek_studies/v014/14.2mazower.html

  • Striker555

    Not to ment

  • Striker555

    Sorry, Screw up. Not to mention Alex all the horrible lies these Fakedonians perpetrate on us. Were Africans no were Arabs no were Gypsies. We stole Hellenism from them. They’re the true heirs to Alexander and Ancient Greeks. They make me sick. You should see Downtown Skopia, they’ve built a huge statue of Alexandros the great  with music and fountains surrounding it. this our heritage and history not theirs. Damn those thieves Sometimes I wish Greece would invade their ass and teach them a lesson they’ll never forget.They insult are women are men and our whole character as a people. I’m Damn proud to be Greek!!! Rotten bastards!!!!

  • Alex

    Keep it up.

    The goal of every Greek patriot should be the completely erasure of FYROM (and to attack the interest of anyone that supports them, Greek or otherwise). Its the only long term solution that will end this issue once and for all. The FYROMonians have no interest in solving this dispute civilly and can’t be trusted anywhere near the name Macedonia. Too many Greeks have been murdered by these delusional fanatics. If we don’t learn from history many more will die.

    However, we cannot invade, because it would just give their clearly anti-hellenic apologists an  excuse to kills Greeks.

    The way to do it is through demographic advantages. Macedonians, Bulgarians and Albanians start moving to Skopje and start chanting “United Macedonia” just like the Skopians do. The Albanians and Bulgarians can’t stand the guts of the Gruevski “ancient Macedonains” either so they would happily partition the country. No invasion necessary. Just a peaceful referendum.

    Greeks that live in FYROM agree with Bulgarians and Albanians living in FYROM to divide FYROM into two. We don’t need land ourselves We just agree to a partition in exchange for public statements that both Macedonia heritage and Macedonia Greece is property is exclusive property of Greece, that neither country will name any part of their expanded territories Macedonia, and that this Macedonia issue is closed once and for all. Everyone wins.

  • Alexisolomos

    You are right Alex, I wonder if Greece can file a severe complaint agaisnt Skopia to the EU commision. I mean they’re completely hijacking our history. You should see the anthropology and biodiversity forums. The total crap they spew at us. Stating were Turks or actually just Slavs that have been Hellenized. This is compete BS. Alexandros the great and Macedonia belong to us not them. That area was populated by Christian Slavs ie Bugarians and Serbs. And some Greek villages to the south. And then that damn brigand descided to call his people Macedonians. And his people today just eat up this revisionist history, this propaganda that has no basis in fact. Not to mention they have said that Greeks are ugly people. I mean come on Greek Women are one of the most beautiful women in the world. And we got some handsome too. But you’re right we cant go to war, but I wish we had control of all the Prespa lakes and Northern Epirus though. Oh well. Zito Ellatha!!!