CYA Virtual Lecture Series

In our effort to stay connected with our community and engage with our students, alumni, friends, and partners, CYA is launching a series of virtual events and happenings. Through a series of virtual activities, lectures, webinars, and cultural/historical walks in Athens, we will be able to interact in ways different from what we previously knew.

CYA’s Virtual Lecture Series is a forum of exchanging thoughts in a virtual environment and a podium in which people related to CYA, and active in their community, are able to share their expertise or experience with a broader public.

Discover the VLS archive below:


Writing a Woman’s Life: Eva Palmer Sikelianos || Artemis Leontis & Nina Papathanasopoulou


Divided Monument, Dividing Monument: The controversy over the Parthenon Sculptures | A. Chaniotis



Daily Life on a Byzantine Frontier: The Skythian Dimension || John Karavas


Athens: Between the two World Wars || Bruce Clark


Tragedy of the Commons || Stathis Kalyvas & Alexis Phylactopoulos


The Greek Discovery of Practical Reason || Josiah Ober & Voula Tsouna


Smyrna, September 1922 || Lou Ureneck & Alexis Phylactopoulos


Between Pascal and Spinoza? Faith, Reason, and the Cambridge Platonists || Douglas Hedley


SMYRNA, 1922: The End of a Cosmopolitan City || Alexander Kitroeff & Fotini Christia


What’s in a Name? The History of Automated Name Recognition || Jack Hermansen


The Future of Classics || Mary R. Lefkowitz & Barbara Weiden Boyd


Culture as a driver for growth || Nicholas Yatromanolakis & Elaine Papoulias


Data Power to the People || Vassilis Papakonstantinou & Marina Hatsopoulos


Greece’s 1821 & America: A Message of Freedom || Alexander Kitroeff


Reflections on 1821 || Mark Mazower & Nicolas Prevelakis 


The Metamorphoses of Education Abroad || Brian Whalen & Hal Haskell


The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry || Michael K. Kellogg & K. Chris Todd


Discovering the Universe || Dionysis Simopoulos & Catherine Vanderpool


Energy & Climate Change: Rhetoric & Reality || Raphael Moissis & Ulysses Kyriacopoulos


Connecting the Brain to Machines: from Pre-Socratics to Elon Musk | Nicho Hatsopoulos & John Pezaris


Democracy: Old & New || John Camp & John Karavas


Stereotypes and Realities: Reflections from Rural Greece || Michael Herzfeld & Aimee Placas


Exploring themes of Greek Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston || Christine Kondoleon & Phoebe Segal


Travels to Athens from Cyriac to Baedeker || Robert Pitt & Christine Harrison


The Intersection of Tech and Politics: 2020 Edition || Michail Bletsas & Elias Papaioannou


Plague Crisis Management: From Pericles to Capodistrias || Nanno Marinatos & Thanos Veremis