The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Gennadius Library are honored to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Catherine Boura to the position of President of The Philoi: Association of Friends of the Gennadius Library in Greece.

Born in Athens, Boura joined the Diplomatic Service in 1984. She has served in various posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, and in diplomatic posts in Nicosia, London, and the Council of the European Union in Brussels. Her most recent posts include:  Consul General of Greece in New York, Ambassador of Greece to Lebanon, Ambassador of Greece to the UAE and Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations. 

Boura holds a B.A. in Literature from The University of Athens as well as a Ph.D. in History from King’s College, London University. An accomplished scholar, she has published on research in several archives, including the archive of A. Souliotes-Nicolaides at the Gennadius Library. 

“Αs a member of the new Board of the Association of Friends of the Gennadius Library, I am committed to enhancing support to the Library, strengthening outreach to the broader community and making the treasures of Greek history it holds, known to a wider audience.”

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Catherine Boura!