Conversations on Europe, Fall 2012

The Modern Greek Program is a proud co-sponsor of the Conversations on Europe lecture series, brought to you by the Center of European Studies.

Athens, Notice Your Poet · October 4 · 4PM

1636 International Institute       

Natalie Bakopoulos is a novelist; lecturer in English and affiliated faculty in Modern Greek, U-M. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches.  Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ninth  Letter, and Granta Online, and received a 2010 O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy.  


The Colonial Mediterranean and Its Place in European History · November 1 · 4PM · 1636 International Institute

Sakis Gekas is an assistant professor teaching Modern Greek and Mediterranean History at York University, Toronto. He has taught Economic History at the LSE and the University of Manchester and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.  He has published on the economic and social history of Mediterranean ports, and he is completing a history of the Ionian State and British colonialism in the Mediterranean.