[MGSA-L] MGS Program, UIUC-List of Events (Spring 2013)

Modern Greek Studies UIUC moderngreek at illinois.edu
Fri Jan 25 20:36:34 PST 2013

Dear all,

I am forwarding a list of events organized by the Modern Greek Studies
Program, University of Illinois, this semester (Spring 2013).

Best wishes,
Dr. Stefanos Katsikas
Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program, University of Illinois


·                   Greece's Opening to the Soviet Bloc in the Early 1970s:
A Conscious Diplomatic Strategy?

*Speaker* Dr. Stefanos Katsikas, Director of the Modern Greek Studies
Program, UIUC

*Date: *Feb 4, 2013

*Time:* 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Location:* Foreign Language Building (FLB), Lucy Ellis Lounge (or Room1080)

·                   EU Day: "State of the European Union"-keynote address
AND "Visions of the Future"- Panel Discussion

*Speaker:* HE Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland; *Ms Ioanna
Efthymiadou, Consul General of Greece in Chicago will be taking part in the
panel discussion that will follow  the Ambassador of Ireland’s keynote

* *

*Date:* Feb 15, 2013

*Location: *Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

·         *The Book of Yosippon and Jewish Nationalism in Greece (19th and
20th centuries)*

* *

*Speaker*: Professor Steven Bowman, Department of Judaic Studies,
University of Cincinnati

*Date*: Feb 25, 2013

*Time*: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*Location*: Foreign Language Bulding (FLB), Lucy Ellis Lounge (or Room1080)

·                   Between Home and Homeland: Migration and National
Dilemmas across the Bulgarian-Greek Border in Early Twentieth Century

*Speaker* Dr. Theodora Dragostinova, History, Ohio State University

*Date *Mar 8, 2013

*Time* 12:00 pm

*Location* 1002 Lincoln Hall

·                   2nd Annual Champaign Greek Film Festival

*Date* Mar 9, 2013 - Mar 10, 2013

*Location* Art Theater, Champaign

*Sponsors (so far)*: Modern Greek Studies Program, Public Engagement Office
(University of Illinois), European Union Center (EUC, University of
Illinois), Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES,
University of Illinois), Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), School of Literatures Cultures
and Linguistics, Department of Linguistics,

*Note: The Second Champaign Greek Film Festival is organized by Modern
Greek Studies in collaboration with the FilmHellenes at Chicago.*

·                   Improving Access to Education for Greek Roma

*Speakers*: Dean Mary Kalantzis (Dean College of Education, U o I) and
Professor Bill Cope (College of Education)

*Date* Apr 1, 2013

*Time *12:00 pm

*Location* Lucy Ellis Lounge (or room 1080), Foreign Language Building

·                   A talk by Novelist Natalie Bakopoulos on her novel:
"The Green Shore" <http://www.simonnovels.com/authors/natalie-bakopoulos>

*Speaker*: Novelist Natalie Bakopoulos

*Date*: Apr 2, 2013

*Time*: 5:00 pm

*Location*: Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge), Foreign Language Building

·                   The 1923 Forced Greco-Turkish Population Exchange: A
50min Documentary on the subject followed by discussion with scholars who
participate in the documentary

*Date* Apr 6, 2013

*Time* 8:30 am

*Sponsors* Modern Greek Studies Program; EUC; CSAMES

  ·                   First "Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly"Annual Lecture: "Writing
Greek History in the 21st Century"

*Speaker*: Professor Thomas W. Gallant, Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in
Modern Greek History, University of California, San Diego

*Date*: Apr 8, 2013

*Time*: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*Sponsor*: Modern Greek Studies Program, University of Illinois through Dr.
Arthur Nikelly’s Endowment”

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