[MGSA-L] Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith speaks on Venizelos' critical decade

Syrimis, George 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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The activities of the Hellenic Studies Program are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University.
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