[MGSA-L] Book Discussion on Andreas Papandreou, 3 Dec. 2012, Woodrow Wilson Center, DC

Roland Moore rolandmo at pacbell.net
Thu Nov 29 05:39:09 PST 2012

From: Harris Mylonas <harris.mylonas at gmail.com>

European Studies presents: 

Andreas Papandreou

Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick



Stan Draenos

Comments by

Harris Mylonas



Monday, December 3, 2012

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

6th floor boardroom 

Woodrow Wilson Center 




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Greece in
the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most controversial post-WWII
politicians. Andreas Papandreou’s maverick politics 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. In this biography of
Andreas Papandreou, the author Stan
Draenos 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.


Joining Stan Draenos for this discussion will
be Harris Mylonas, assistant
professor of political science and international affairs at The George
Washington University and author of The Politics of Nation-Building: Making
Co-Nationals, Refugees and Minorities

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