CYA News

June 2017

"Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections” - CYA at NAFSA 17' Conference & Expo in L.A.

CYA was out in full force demonstrating its commitment to global learning and mobility, at the Annual NAFSA 2017 Conference & Expo which took place in L.A. May 29-June 2.

It was a fabulous opportunity for our team to meet and dialogue with peers and leaders to discuss key issues, share and gain valuable insights on all areas of international education, student services, research, and teaching - from a global perspective.

The Annual Conference & Expo of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators is the leading annual international education event. It was attended by 9500 registered attendees who had the opportunity to exhibit their study abroad programs and services and participate in sessions, workshops, poster fair presentations, and of course networking opportunities.

During CYA’s successful week at the NAFSA study abroad conference, we also hosted a wonderful reception for CYA alumni, friends, and partners at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on May 31st. Read more about the reception here.

Come visit us in Greece! - CYA Group site Visit 2017

Our 2017 group site visit is scheduled for the 11th and 12th of September, 2 days before the 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Seville. Visit us and participate in a series of staff and faculty led activities designed to introduce visitors to CYA and Athens. Activities include thematic walks, tours of the Academic center and more! Full details can be found here. 

May 2017

CYA is now a “Bonner Approved” Study Abroad Program!

CYA has become one of the few study abroad programs to be approved by the Bonner Foundation. This means that Bonner students can now study abroad at CYA and complete their volunteer community service in Greece, with the support of CYA’s strong community partnerships. More details here.

April 2017

CYA Alumna Next Editor of ASCSA’s Periodical Hesperia

 After a comprehensive search, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has chosen Jennifer Sacher (CYA 99′) to be the next editor of Hesperia, the School’s quarterly periodical.

“It is an honor to serve as the next editor of Hesperia and to be entrusted to continue the standard of excellence it achieved under the direction of recent editors Tracey Cullen and Susan Lupack,” Sacher said.

“I am excited to join the talented staff of the School’s Publications Office, and I look forward to working closely with scholars to present their work to the greater academic community.” Read full story here.

CYA Public Lecture 05 April 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the lecture “A Short History of Greece’s Modern Past” by Stathis N. Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University. This public lecture will take place on Wednesday 5 April at 7.00 p.m. in the CYA Auditorium.

Since 2009 Greece has been in the midst of a never-ending crisis that has attracted global attention.

How did it come to this? By exploring Greece’s “modern past,” we can get a better understanding of the present as well as appreciate a fascinating and not widely known sense of its historical trajectory into the modern world.

Wednesday 5 April
7.00 p.m. in the CYA Auditorium 5 Plateia Stadiou
A reception will follow

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March 2017

New Course for Spring 2018

 We are pleased to announce a new and fascinating course coming to CYA next spring 18′.

H366: The Greek Jews: History, Identity & Memory, explores the history of the Greek Jews from 1821 to the present, focusing on: their rich cultural and religious traditions; communal life; incorporation into Greek society and the events that shaped their lives – including the Holocaust and its remembrance.

The Greek Jews include primarily two communities, the Romaniotes and the Sephardim. The Romaniotes have been present in the Greek lands for centuries and are considered the oldest Jewish community in Europe. The Sephardic Jews settled in the Greek lands after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Their large concentration in Salonica – present-day Thessaloniki – made the city known as “Mother of Israel.” Students will study the evolution of this extraordinary blend of Jewish history and culture, its place in Greek society, the devastation endured in the Holocaust, and its survival and memorialization in present-day Greece and Israel.

Visiting scholar Professor Alexander Kitroeff (D.Phil U of Oxford) Associate Professor of History at Haverford University will be taking the course.

February 2017

CYA Public Lecture 14 February 2017

CYA will be hosting the first of it's series of public lectures for 2017: “Bronze Age and Archaic Boeotia: New Research at Ancient Eleon”  by Brendan Burke Associate Professor and Department Chair of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria and CYA Alumnus 1989.

The lecture will highlight work of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project (EBAP) focused on ancient Eleon, a little known site in eastern Boeotia approximately 12 km from Thebes. Work since 2007 has involved a regional survey and systematic excavations, part of which is run as an archaeological field school. The site has evidence from the early Mycenaean period in the form of elaborate burials, settlement levels from the Palatial and Post-Palatial phases of the late Mycenaean age, and monumental architecture and indicators of cult activity from the Late Archaic and early Classical period.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7pm DIKEMES Auditorium

5 Plateia Stadiou
A reception will follow.

January 2017

CYA Faculty News - European Journal of Philosophy

Dr. Evgenia Mylonaki CYA Professor of Philosophy, has had a paper recently published in the esteemed European Journal of Philosophy.

The paper titled: Action as the Conclusion of Practical Reasoning; The Critique of a Rödlian Account  takes up the question of whether and in what sense action might be the conclusion of practical reasoning and argues against the answer provided by Sebastian Rödl’s account of practical reasoning.

The online publication is currently on the Journal’s home page. Go to The European Journal of Philosophy.

Philosophy Summer Seminars in Athens!

We are excited to announce a new series of Philosophy Summer Seminars in Athens (PSSA). The first seminar (June 5th – July 1st, 2017) will be on the topic of Philosophy of Action and Knowledge. We are honored to welcome distinguished guest John Hyman from the University of Oxford.

The seminars are intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are considering a graduate career in philosophy.

The aim is to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the latest research in the field. Each PSSA focuses on one philosophical topic and culminates into a week long engagement with a distinguished philosopher in the field, who will be presenting their latest research on the topic.

The seminars will take place at the CYA Academic Center located amidst a hub of archaeological sites such as the ancient river Ilissos, the Panathinaic Stadium and right across from the Acropolis hill.

We encourage upper-level philosophy students to apply now! Additional information can be found here.