Please join us for a special edition of NHS Talks with special guests that will focus on the state of the travel industry post-COVID. This special edition is brought to you in collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum. Featured Guests include Tim Ananiadis, Head Of Tourism Committee, American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Plato Ghinos, President of Shaner Hotels, and Christos Perakis, co-founder, CEO of Zootle. The panel provides an insider's view of the travel and hospitality industry with special focus on Greece.
Join us as Dr. Anastassios Sakellaropoulos, Head of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, and Dr. Maria Dimitriadou, Curator of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, shed light on artifacts and documents from the period between 1770 and 1880, the first 100 years of modern Hellenism.
Dr. George Manginis, Academic Director of the Benaki Museum, kicks off the engaging conversation.
NHS Talks: Greek Fire
2021 marks the bicentennial of Greece's Revolutionary War of Independence. The herculean challenges the underdog Greeks faced resonated globally reminiscent of King Leonidas' battles 2300+ years earlier.
The stories of oppression and plight of the Greeks waging war against their Ottoman overlords resonated in America. After all, the Americans shared similar values, ideas and the quest for freedom. These epic stories of valiant heroes were on prominent display in headlines and echoed throughout the country.
Americans were so inspired that they undertook a massive effort to help the Greeks. The Greeks' bravery, resolve and resilience motivated Americans to act. While the official U.S. government stance was one of neutrality, an emerging grass roots movement called the Greek Fire campaign developed to help Greece.
Paradoxically, the Greek Fire campaign had a profound impact on the narrative surrounding the reprehensible phenomenon of slavery in America and second class treatment of women and their respective standing. Greek Fire provided a platform to shed light on the injustice and hypocrisy of slavery and subjugation of women.
Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli joins NHS for a lively discussion on her comprehensive research and book. Greek Fire explores "the American fascination with an involvement in the Greek Revolution...and infused a global perspective into domestic conversations concerning freedom and reform."
Please join Meletios Pouliopoulos, Makis Emmanouilidis, and Yanni Mitaras, as they discuss the history of Rebetiko Music and take us back in time with live performances as well as discuss themes and instruments used in Rebetiko Music Now & Then.
NHS Talks: Modern Greece
Join the NHS as Dr. Haris Vlavianos, Professor of History and Politics at the American College of Greece, discusses significant events throughout Greek History, beginning with the Revolution of 1821 and concluding with present day Greece.