CULTURE

Greek studies entering new phase at Yale University

Renewed financial support for the Program of Hellenic Studies at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation opens a new chapter in the study of the Greek world. The decision by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to continue funding the existing program (which the foundation initially established on a pilot basis in 2001), bears witness to its increasingly close ties with the Ivy League university. These also include a collaboration between Yale’s Peabody Museum and the Museum of Natural History in Crete, operating support for YaleGlobal Online (an online magazine published by the university’s Center for the Study of Globalization) as well as a scholarship program aiding students. Leading the academic program are Stathis Kalyvas, professor of political science, and John Geanakoplos, professor of economics. Also part of the faculty are comparative literature lecturer Giorgos Syrimis, Modern Greek lecturer Maria Kaliabou, and visiting lecturer of history Georgios Andoniou. Since its establishment, the Program of Hellenic Studies has developed a highly active series of programs and events, including courses in Greek language via digital technology as well as courses in Greek culture, literature and history.