On Wednesday, June 10th 2020, CYA launched its Virtual Lecture Series with a discussion entitled “Plague Crisis Management: From Pericles to Capodistrias.”
The distinguished speakers were Professor at CYA and Professor Emerita of Classics & Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois, Prof. Nanno Marinatos, and CYA Trustee Emeritus and Professor of Political History Emeritus at the University of Athens, Prof. Thanos Veremis. Our speakers discussed the handling of contagious illnesses in Athens from the era of Pericles in 439 BC to Greece’s War of Independence and Capodistrias’s leadership. CYA Professor of Sociology, Rosa Vasilaki, was the moderator of the event, handling questions from viewers, guiding the discussion, and encouraging a fascinating exchange of ideas between the two speakers. CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos introduced the speakers, establishing the event as an engaging dialogue and exchange of information.