Cultural Events

A tribute to Michalis Cacoyiannis

The Athens Centre organizes a tribute to Michalis Cacoyiannis with a selection of film screenings from his rich filmography.

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«Romeo and Juliet» & «Oedipus» – University of Florida

The Athens Centre presented the theater performances of Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet” and the ancient Greek drama “Oedipus” from Sophocles at the open-air amphitheatre Pagagou in Athens and the open-air amphitheatre Anargyrios on the island of Spetses. The plays were performed by the Theatre Company of the University of Florida College, directed by Judith […]

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Poetry Reading with A.E. Stallings

Held at the Athens Centre on May, 22, 2011 A.E. Stallings read from her book “Hapax” with the central question: Can haiku keep pace with 21st century life? In Cooperation with the University of Southern Maine. Alicia Stallings has lived in Athens, Greece since 1999.  She is a 2011 Guggenheim fellow. Her poetry has appeared […]

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Lecture «Current Greek Economic Issues – How we got there» by Former U.S. Diplomat and Economic Counselor Alec Mally

Alec Mally is the Executive Director for Global Economic Affairs at Foresight Strategy and Communications, a local consulting firm, as well as at a local think tank, the Institute for Regional Dialogue and Strategy (IPEDIS). He is currently Vice-chair of Democrats Abroad Greece and a board member of a Greek NGO overseeing de-mining work in […]

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Lecture «The Palace of Nestor of Pylos», by Jack Davis

The director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens Jack Davis lectured about The Palace of Nestor of Pylos, at the Athens Centre, on April, 15, 2011. Jack L. Davis has directed archaeological regional studies projects on the island of Keos, in the Nemea Valley, and in the area of the Palace of […]

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Film Screening and Discussion «Birds in the Mire», by Alida Dimitriou

The documentary «Birds in the Mire” was held at the Athens Centre on June, 6, 2011. It is based on the Role of Women in the Greek Resistance against the Nazi Occupation. Alida Dimitriou presented her documentary “Birds in the Mire” (Greek with English subtitles) about the participation and contribution of women to the Greek […]

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Book Presentation “Beneath the Surface”, by Efrosini Camatsos

Held at the Athens Centre on Thursday, June, 9, 2011 at 7:00pm. In 1920s in Greece, Matina mysteriously arrives at a small Greek village, possessing only the ability to bring to the surface the different desires of the villagers, especially those of Stella. Matina is courageous and free of obligations, free of having to marry, […]

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Poetry reading by Adrianne Kalfopoulou & Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Held at the Athens Centre on February, 2, 2011. Adrianne Kalfopoulou lives and teaches in Athens, Greece where she is currently on the faculty of Hellenic American University. She has taught in the Scottish Universities” International Summer Schools Program at the University of Edinburgh, and various creative writing workshops in Greece. Her scholarly work has […]

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Lecture «Through the Greek Political Jungle with Trowel and Camera», by Brady Kiesling

John Brady Kiesling was a U.S. diplomat for twenty years, with service in Israel, Morocco, Armenia, and Greece. He resigned as a public protest against Bush administration policies in February 2003. He holds a master’s degree in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology from the University of California at Berkeley, spent a year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and has taken part in archaeological excavations in Ancient

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