CYA News

July 2018

CYA Media Lab Student Internship - Call for Applications

CYA is looking for three motivated, resourceful and social media active students to serve as Media Lab Interns. The interns will work directly with the Social Media Coordinator and staff under the guidance of Communications Professor Dr. Demetris Kamaras, to strategize, craft and execute content for CYA's social media.

The role offers an immersion into visual media and communications within a prestigious academic environment.

Successful applicants will strengthen their portfolio and resume, while having fun reporting on their studyabroad experience with CYA!

View here the complete call for applications.

June 2018

CYA/DIKEMES Public Lecture: "The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness"

We are pleased to invite you to a night dedicated to philosophy and cinema.
Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, and guest professor at College Year in Athens, will give a lecture on The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness.
The conversation will be coordinated by Evgenia Mylonaki, professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.


A reception will follow

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm
CYA/DIKEMES 5 Plateia Stadiou

Join the facebook event here

“Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment” - CYA at the NAFSA 2018 Conference & Expo

 In the beginning of June the CYA team participated in the NAFSA annual conference on international education, showcasing the school’s commitment to embracing diverse voices, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for the success of all of its students and professors.

NAFSA is one of the largest and most dynamic international education events in the world.

Its 2018 conference was the largest ever, bringing together nearly 10,000 professionals from over 110 countries.

This annual conference is an excellent opportunity for CYA members from Greece and the US to network with their global colleagues, share knowledge and draw inspiration from their experience and outlooks.

Our team was very pleased to welcome to the CYA booth alumni, friends, existing and potential partners who expressed their eagerness to hear all about the latest developments at CYA and discover more about its mission and philosophy.

CYA alumna Shannon Fleming, currently working with AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.), said:"It was wonderful to reunite with CYA! Studying in Greece was truly an incredible experience I will carry with me always!"

CYA/DIKEMES Public Lecture: "Hegel and the Problem of Modernism in the Arts"

The Center for Legal Philosophy, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

& College Year in Athens / DIKEMES

supported by NEON Organization.

have the honor to invite you to the lecture by Professor Robert B Pippin

Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor

University of Chicago

"Hegel and the Problem of Modernism in the Arts"

Thursday 21 June 2018 at 19.30

Museum of Cycladic Art

4 Neophytou Douka St., Athens - Greece

May 2018

CYA's 2nd Annual Student Conference

 CYA’s 2nd Annual Student Conference, Concepts of Urban Design and Public Space in Greece Throughout the Ages took place on May 2 -3, 2018.

The Annual CYA Student Conference is a long inspired dream of our academic community and reflects CYA’s dedication to building strong academic foundations for our students.

The success of the 2nd Conference indicates that the annual event will become a tradition for our institution.
Click here to read more about what happened at the conference.

New York Times’ Article on Raphael Demos & The Importance of Philosophy

 On April 30, 2018, New York Times carried a very admiring article by Robert E. Rubin about Raphael Demos and the importance of Philosophy, which I thought you might like to read.

For those who have not known Raphael or his involvement with CYA, let me say that he and his wife Jean were very supportive in many ways of Ismene Phylactopoulou’s initiative to start CYA. Raphael Demos was legendary at Harvard (among his students was Martin Luther King).

When he retired he taught as a visiting professor at McGill and Vanderbilt. He and Jean eventually settled in Athens and CYA had the benefit to have Raphael act as Academic Director and teach a philosophy class. He died in 1968, symbolically in mid-ocean, on one of their trips back to the US.

At a memorial service held on September 18, 1968 Professor Roderick Firth said about Raphael Demos, “Raphael’s effectiveness as a teacher had its roots in the source of all good teaching. He cared – he really cared – about reaching his students, not so much to win them to some particular point of view, for he was able to discuss Plato and William James with equal enthusiasm, but rather to open their eyes to the delights that he himself found in the study of philosophy. There is no substitute for this kind of motivation”.

Alexis Phylactopoulos, CYA President

Link to the Article: Robert E. Rubin: Philosophy Prepared Me for a Career in Finance and Government

April 2018

CYA/DIKEMES Public Lecture: “The Urban Realities of Athens"

Keynote speech at CYA's 2nd Annual Student Conference by Vassilis Sgoutas

Wednesday 2 May 2018 7:30 p.m.
A reception will follow
Daphne & George Hatsopoulos Hall
CYA/DIKEMES 5 Plateia Stadiou,

For more information go to the event page

March 2018

CYA Lecture Series – Combat Trauma in Vergil’s Aeneid

Combat Trauma in Vergil’s Aeneid - A lecture by Professor Vassiliki Panoussi

Prof. Panoussi will examine Vergil’s Aeneid through the prism of current theories on emotional trauma and its relation to the ancient concept of excellence in battle (aristeia). She argues that the controversial ending of the Aeneid points to the fragility of the hero’s mental state and contemplates the problem of trauma and recovery for warrior, leader, and empire.

Vassiliki Panoussi is Professor of Classical Studies at William & Mary and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall College and the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge

Details: Wednesday 11 April – 7:30 p.m. – CYA/DIKEMES Auditorium – A reception will follow
Follow this link for more information