Dr. Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, and Andreas Zombanakis, Chairman of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens’ Board of Overseers, are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Peter Frankopan as the inaugural speaker for the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture.

Dr. Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Stavros Niarchos Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He is a world-renowned historian and an award-winning author who will present “Global Greece: A History.” This series of lectures examines the role that Greece, Greek culture, literature, and language have played over the course of more than two and a half millennia. Rather than exploring the familiar and limited Mediterranean context, they are looked at from a global perspective, allowing not only a better understanding of world history but of Greece itself.

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2021–2022 Schedule

• October 7, 2021: Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece
• March 16, 2022: Washington, D.C. (venue TBD)
• May 10, 2022: St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City