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Natalie Bakopoulos on Greek Crisis

Oct
4

Contact: Rachel Brichta

Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia

University of Michigan

Phone: 734.764.0351

E-mail: weisercenter@umich.edu

Natalie Bakopoulos on Greek Crisis

The humanist perspective on current events in Greece

DATE: October 4, 4:00 PM

The Center for European Studies and Modern Greek Program at the University of Michigan are pleased to present a Conversations on Europe lecture by Natalie Bakopoulos titled, “Athens, Notice Your Poet.” Bakopoulos is a lecturer in U-M’s English Department and released her first novel earlier this year titled The Green Shore. The book is set in Athens during the 1967 military coup, a time of great political upheaval. In her lecture, Bakopoulos will give the humanist perspective on current events in Greece.

Natalie Bakopoulos was born in Dearborn, Michigan, and received an MFA in fiction from U-M. For her writing she has received the O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and a Platsis Prize for Work on the Greek Legacy. She is a contributing editor for Fiction Writers Review, an online journal, and her writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, Tin HouseGranta, Salon.com, and The New York Times.

PLACE: 1636 International Institute/School of Social Work, 1080 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Center for European Studies, Modern Greek Program

WEB LINK:  www.ii.umich.edu/ces

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) supports faculty and student research, teaching, collaboration, and public engagement in studying the institutions, cultures, and histories of these regions. WCEE is housed in the University of Michigan International Institute with the Center for European Studies (CES); the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES); and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED). Named in honor of Ronald and Eileen Weiser and inspired by their time in Slovakia during Ambassador Weiser’s service as U.S. ambassador from 2001-04, WCEE began operations in September 2008. For more information, visit www.ii.umich.edu/wcee.

Start Time: 10/4/2012  4 PM
Location: 1636 International Institute/School of Social Work, 1080 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Website: http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces
Contact: eisercenter@umich.edu
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