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Phylactopoulos talks about his life growing up in an internationally conscious family and how CYA came to be a significant part of his own life, and the lives of many others.
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Summary: Alexis Phylactopoulos’s commitment to cosmopolitan and internationalist ideals and his empathy with the dispossessed derives, at least in part, through knowledge of his parents’ displacement from the Greek Diaspora. After studying in Athens, he earned post-graduate degrees at Princeton and at the University of Cambridge. His early career was as a diplomat in Washington, D.C. (1976–1981) and Mexico City (1981–1984). In 1987, Alexis took over the leadership of CYA. Popularly known by generations of students as Mr. Phyl, he has devoted his distinguished career to impart “Greece's ancient and contemporary civilization and culture to American University students.
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.
“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.
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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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.