Dr. Peter Frankopan delivers lecture at Cotsen Hall on October 7, 2021.

Dr. Peter Frankopan presents "Greece: Beginnings" before a capacity crowd at Costen Hall (photo by H. Akriviadis).

The first lecture of the inaugural Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series was a resounding success! On Thursday, October 7, 2021, Dr. Peter Frankopan presented “Greece: Beginnings” to a capacity crowd at Cotsen Hall, and thousands more watched online. The Gennadius Library is deeply grateful to Dr. Frankopan for delivering the lecture and to Gennadius Library Overseer Phokion Potamianos for providing the generous grant that made this program possible.

Please save the dates for Dr. Frankopan's second and third lectures of the series, which will take place on March 16, 2022, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and May 10, 2022, at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City. These lectures will also be livestreamed and simulcast in Greek. For more information, please click here.

Dr. Peter Frankopan delivers lecture at Cotsen Hall on October 7, 2021.

Dr. Peter Frankopan gives his first lecture of the inaugural Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series at Cotsen Hall (photo by H. Akriviadis).

Dr. Peter Frankopan with

Speaker Dr. Peter Frankopan, Gennadius Library Overseer Phokion Potamianos, Gennadius Library Overseer Emeritus Yannis Stournaras, and Director of the Gennadius Library Maria Georgopoulou following the first lecture of the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series at Cotsen Hall (photo by H. Akriviadis).

Dr. Peter Frankopan with Dr. Maria Georgopoulou at the Costen Hall forecourt.

Dr. Peter Frankopan with Dr. Maria Georgopoulou in the Costen Hall forecourt (photo by H. Akriviadis).