[MGSA-L] Modern Greek Seminar: Stan Draenos on his biography of Andreas Papandreou, Wed. December 5th, at 6:15 p.m.

ks3061 at columbia.edu ks3061 at columbia.edu
Tue Nov 27 19:03:01 PST 2012

The Modern Greek Seminar
at the University Seminars Program
& The Program in Hellenic Studies,
Columbia University
invite you to

a book presentation by


"Andreas Papandreou: The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick"
(London: I.B. Tauris, 2012)

  On Wednesday, December 5th
At 6:15 p.m., Hamilton Hall, Room 516

Greece in the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most  
controversial politicians of
the post-war era. The contrarian politics of Andreas Papandreou grew  
out of his conflict-
laden re-engagement with Greece in the 1960s. Returning to Athens  
after 20 years in the
US where he had been a rising member of the American liberal  
establishment, Papandreou
forged a social reform-oriented, nationalist politics in Greece that  
ultimately put him
at odds with the US foreign policy establishment and made him the  
primary target of a
pro-American military coup in 1967. Venerated by his admirers and  
despised by his
detractors with equal passion, the Harvard-educated Papandreou left in  
his wake no
clear-cut answer to the question of who he was and what he stood for.  
Andreas Papandreou
chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic,
intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era modernizer to Cold War  
maverick. In the
process the book examines the explosive interplay of character and  
circumstance that
generated Papandreou's contentious, but powerfully consequential politics.

STAN DRAENOS is a historian and political analyst based in Athens. He  
holds a PhD in
Political Science from the University of York (Toronto), after studies  
at the University
of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. His articles  
have appeared in
numerous publications, including Historical Review, Salmagundi, Ta Nea  
and The Los
Angeles Times. He served for several years as Historian at the Andreas  
G. Papandreou
Foundation and has been a Contributing Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  
International Center
in Washington, DC and a Research Fellow at Princeton University, as  
well as a guest
lecturer at the University of Michigan, City University of New York,  
the Greek National
Research Foundation and the University of Macedonia.


Katerina Stefatos
Program Coordinator,Program in Hellenic Studies
Classics Department,Columbia University
617 Hamilton Hall
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212-851 0297
Fax: 212-854-7856
ks3061 at columbia.edu

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