Media Representation of the Greek Crisis


Oct
09
2014

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  • Speaker: Maria Kakavoulia, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
  • Host Department: Modern Greek
  • Date: 10/09/2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM

  • Location: Classics Library, 2175 Angell Hall

  • Description:

    This lecture discusses how the international and the Greek media have portrayed the Greek crisis over the last few years. How did the media represent the renegotiation of values involved in Greece's relation to Europe? Does the international press stereotype Greece, or does it contribute to the internationalisation of the crisis and the illustration of the social and humanitarian dimensions of the crisis often ignored by the European Union?  How has the foreign representation of Greek crisis been received by the Greek media? The lecture also focuses on the plurality of new and old media used by Greek citizens  to report  stories about the human impact of the austerity measures and the collective anger of the Greek people.

    This event is sponsored  by the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).
    Each year the Program sponsors eminent scholars from the USA and abroad to offer lectures, seminars and courses at universities in North and South America. The scholars' topics range in the area of Hellenic history and culture, including modern, Byzantine and ancient history, political thought in Greece and the Balkans during the 19th and 20th centuries, modern Greek literature archeology, philosophy, painting, sculpture, theater, cinema, dance, music, ancient Greek drama, theology, law, economy and finance.

    Since the beginning of its operation in 2000 the University Seminars Program, more than 100 Onassis Senior Visiting Scholars from Europe, North and South America and Australia have been hosted by more than 300 University Departments, Museums, and other major educational and cultural centers across the US, Canada, and Central and South America.

    The Program promotes the interaction and exchange of scholarly views between the visiting scholar, the students, and the hosting faculty. The hosting institutions organize the visiting scholar's itinerary by planning lectures, seminars, and other academic activities that enhance the success of the visit and ensure high student attendance.  During her week-long stay at the University, Professor Kakavoulia will give a public lecture, a seminar for faculty and graduate students, and an undergraduate class presentation.