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Franklin L. Hess to Give “Hellenic Identity in a Changing World" Lecture

Franklin L. Hess, Ph.D., coordinator of the Modern Greek program and lecturer in West European Studies at Indiana University, will give a lecture entitled: “Hellenic Identity in a Changing World: Challenges, Prognoses, Possibilities” on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Archbishop Iakovos Library. 

Greece's membership in the European Union has both expanded the horizons of Hellenic identity and placed constraints on its traditional expression. Positing that the European Union currently faces first and foremost a crisis of identity and only secondarily an economic crisis, this presentation will explore how alternative understandings of collective identity might lead to policy prescriptions that are capable of moving both Greece and the EU forward from a variety of current impasses. 

A light reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact:

Stamatia Dova
Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies
(617) 850-1506
sdova@hchc.edu