[MGSA-L] Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith speaks on Venizelos' critical decade
george.syrimis at yale.edu
Wed Sep 5 07:51:09 PDT 2012
The Hellenic Studies Program
at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
cordially invites you to
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture
“Critical Decade: Politics, War and Schism in Venizelos's Greece, 1910-1920”
Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith
Visiting Professor, King's College London
Sir Llewellyn-Smith is the author of four books with themes in Greek history and culture. The Great Island is about the history, culture and folklore of the island of Crete, reflecting his travels and researches there in the early 1960s. Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor 1919-1922 is the story of Greece's ill-fated venture into Asia Minor, ending with the destruction of Smyrna and the end of the ancient Greek communities of Asia Minor. Olympics in Athens 1896: the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games is the story of how the young Greek state and the city of Athens developed rapidly to a point at which they found it possible to host successfully the first modern Games. Athens: a Cultural and Literary History presents the life and culture of the city of Athens across the centuries, explaining how the modern city copes with its ancient heritage. He has also written a short book about the history of the British Embassy at Athens, which was the house of the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos before it became the British Embassy in 1936. He is currently researching the life of Venizelos. He has lectured extensively at Universities and for Swan Hellenic Discovery Cruising.
In 1970 Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith joined the British Diplomatic Service and served in it for thirty years, in Moscow, Paris, Warsaw and Athens as well as London. He was British Ambassador in Poland from 1991-96 and in Greece from 1996-99. As student, teacher, diplomat and traveler he has spent more than eleven years in Greece.
Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith was awarded the CMG in 1990 and the KCVO in 1996. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College Oxford, a Vice President and member of the Council of the British School at Athens, member of the Council of the
Anglo-Hellenic League, Vice President of the Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition, Honorary Fellow of the Eleftherios K Venizelos National Research Foundation, Chania, and Patron of the Friends of Mount Athos. He is a visiting Professor at King's College London and has been a visiting Fellow of the British School at Athens, visiting Fellow at Princeton University, foreign Fellow of the Onassis Foundation, and holder of the Venizelos chair of modern Greek studies at the American College of Greece (Deree College) for 2009-2010.
Monday, September 10, 5:30 PM
Luce Hall, Auditorium Room 101
34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow
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