Cultural Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives


Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Identity Politics in Times of Crisis: The Greek Experience"


Kostas Bakoyannis, Governor of Central Greece.


Heather Conrad


Panagiotis Roilos, Faculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.


Our time has been described as the age of disruption, going further than business or the economy and impacting politics. Whether in Britain or the US the inconceivable keeps happening and attention now turns to France and later Italy. This new political reality demands new responses in terms of understanding and organizing political discussion and competition. In this context I would like to offer the case study of Greece. A true canary in the coal mine as we experienced disruption ahead of the curve. I draw lessons learned from the Greek experience focusing on populism, elitism, policies, language, and of course identity.