The future of Modern Greek Studies

By |2021-07-22T10:07:16+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be [...]

Nikitas Koutoupes: Greece can become a major European tech hub

By |2021-05-18T14:30:48+03:00May 18th, 2021|Diaspora|

On March 02, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece co-organized the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”. Nikitas Koutoupes*, managing director at Insight Partners, participated at the panel discussion “Foreign investors who never invested in Greek companies”.George Vailakis asked him about investment opportunities in Greece and his so far experience from the country. I left Greece [...]

John Chrysoulakis: “Greek diaspora is a strategic priority for our country”

By |2021-05-03T23:55:07+03:00May 3rd, 2021|Diaspora|

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, J. Chrysoulakis reveals his plans for the Greek Diaspora, analyses the relations with the Greek communities abroad, talks about the biggest challenge he has to manage and refers to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and the participation of the Greeks Abroad in the celebrations interview by [...]

Where have all the Greeks gone? The story of Greeks in Africa

By |2021-04-22T00:47:35+03:00April 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas From Egypt to South Africa, the Greeks came in their thousands and then they left. Today there remain only few Greeks in Africa, mainly in the metropolises of South Africa. These last remnants only hint at a rich past that tied generations of Greeks to the vast African continent. There are some [...]

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

By |2021-04-14T23:55:36+03:00April 14th, 2021|Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council. https://twitter.com/vonderleyen/status/1382428478193102848 The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of [...]

The Hellenic Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Athens Launch Mentorship Program

By |2021-03-30T09:40:50+03:00March 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

Young entrepreneurs who are building the New Greece are bonding with the brightest lights of the Greek Diaspora through The Hellenic Initiative’s new Virtual Entrepreneurial Mentorship Project “Connect the Dots.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens, as part of its campaign “USA-Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” commemorating Greece’s Bicentennial.  It [...]

Sydney celebrates the Bicentenary of the Hellenic Revolution

By |2021-03-29T08:18:04+03:00March 29th, 2021|Diaspora|

The Greek community in Sydney honoured the heroes of 1821 during the official celebration of the 200 year-anniversary since the declaration of the Hellenic Revolution, on Sunday, 28 March.  On Sunday morning, a Doxology service was held at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, in Redfern, Sydney, in the presence of the [...]

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation: Doctoral fellowship in Modern Greek Studies

By |2021-03-02T21:03:16+03:00March 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation invites applications for one (1) PhD fellowship in the field of Modern Greek studies. The selected applicant will pursue his/her doctoral research in English in the Faculty of Humanities, under the supervision of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam. The fellowship is for a [...]

“Little Greece” in the Inner West of Sydney: impact of Greek diaspora recognised

By |2021-02-16T02:33:11+03:00February 16th, 2021|Diaspora|

The impact of the local Greek diaspora on Marrickville’s cultural fabric, in the Inner West of Sydney, has been formally recognised: The stretch of Marrickville Road between Livingstone and Victoria roads has been declared “Little Greece” by the Inner West Council. The precinct’s new moniker was confirmed last week at a council meeting and will [...]

Denos and Georges Macricostas

By |2021-02-11T16:03:26+03:00February 11th, 2021|Diaspora|

Two generations of entrepreneurs of Greek origin have founded, in the USA, companies that have become leaders in their respective fields. In their interviews, Denos and Georges Macricostas (father and son) unveil their impressive careers resulting from hard work, and they talk about the importance of focus and intensity in growing a business and the [...]

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