2021 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the Greek Revolution, the struggle against the Ottoman Empire. The ten-year war with the help of the Great Powers culminated in the establishment of the Greek state. The symposium will focus on the historical and cultural impact of the Greek Revolution for the Greeks in North America. The conference aims to document how North American Greek communities perceive and enliven this milestone of the modern Greek history. The symposium will also discuss its contemporary significance in the identity formation of those communities and the mechanisms by...

On April 19, students and professors from around the world gathered virtually on Zoom for a webinar about “The Asia Olympics: Past Achievements & Future Goals” sponsored by the MacMillan Center’s Hellenic Studies Program at Yale. The event, cohosted by the Center’s Council on East Asian Studies, was open to the general public.

Moderated by Professor George Syrimis, Director of the Hellenic Studies Program, the panel discussion covered the history of Olympic Games held in East Asian nations as well as controversies surrounding the hosting of the Games in Asia in the near future....

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Tassos Kyriakides: nutrition, public health, and filotimo in Greece

Professor Tassos’ primary research focus is in the area of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its treatment. He also has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health, and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek nutrition. Link to video …

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