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Are the arts and letters a luxury for a society in financial crisis?

Inaugural speech of Talks & Thoughts Cycle

December 13, 2010
17:00 - 21:30
Upper Stage
The arts and letters provide a fixed point of reference when everything else can look as though it’s collapsing around our ears.

Free entrance

Though they may not fill empty stomachs, they do provide food for thought. Whether they set out to make us laugh or cry, analyze issues or synthesize them, offer consolation or explanations, the arts and letters provide a fixed point of reference when everything else can look as though it’s collapsing around our ears.

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Speakers 

17:00 - 19:00

Vasilis Karapostolis: Professor of Culture and Communication at the University of Athens; writer
Panagis Panagiotopoulos: Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Athens
Miltos Pechlivanos: Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the Freie Universität of Berlin
Ersi Sotiropoulou: Writer
Eva Stefani: Assistant Professor of Cinema History and Theory at the University of Athens
 

19:00 - 19:30 Intermission

19:30 - 21:30

Roderick Beaton: Professor (Koraes Chair) of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at the King’s College, London
Giorgis Giatromanolakis: Emeritus Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Athens; writer
Anastasios-Ioannis Metaxas: Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Workshop, University of Athens
Nikos Themelis: Writer

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.
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