Hellenic Studies Summer Diaries: Visit with the Greek President

September 12, 2017

Representatives from the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies were honoured to be granted an audience with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, at the Presidential Mansion this past summer in Athens. 

The audience provided an opportunity for members of the Centre to share with the President the innovative work being done by members of the Greek Langauge Program to teach the Greek language in the Diaspora. We were also pleased to share with the President some of the important work being done by the SNF New Media Lab to connect tourists with the important cultural heritage of Greece through apps such as Amazing Athens and the Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Everyone present recognized the important contribution to human civilization that Greece has made, from philosophy, mathematics, law, and history.

We were very happy to receive the President's expression of support of our endeavours and look forward to updating His Excellency on our work again in the future.