Commemorating the Greek War of Independence at Harvard (Hybrid)


Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Event graphic with Greek flag atop ruins

"Commemorating the Greek War of Independence at Harvard"

Register online to attend this in-person event. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed through Zoom. Both methods require separate registration. The event will be recorded.  

Introductory Remarks:

Melani Cammett, Center Director; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Panagiotis Roilos, Faculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Department of the Classics; Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Greetings from representatives of Boston's Consular corps:

Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France in Boston.

Peter Abbott, British Consul General in Boston.

Hans Charles, Consul General of Haiti in Boston.

João Pedro de Vasconcelos Fins do Lago, Consul General of Portugal in Boston.

Stratos Efthymiou, Consul General of Greece in Boston.

Keynote: "200 Years of Modern Greece – History Shows the Path to the Future"

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of "Greece 2021" Committee; Former Vice-Chair of HKS Dean's Council; member of the Dean's Council Leadership Circle.


Sarah Banse

This event is cosponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston.

This is an in-person event that requires registration to attend. Please click the "Read More" link for full instructions on how to attend this seminar.


The Greek Revolution (1821)—to a great extent inspired by the American and the French Revolutions—had a remarkable impact on geopolitical developments in Europe in the second quarter of the 19th century and beyond. This event at Harvard commemorates the bicentennial of that major incident in European history, while also addressing significant social, geopolitical, and cultural challenges and opportunities that Greece and Europe are facing today.

Attendance Information:

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Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status). For more information on masking requirements, visit Harvard’s Environmental Health & Safety guidelines

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