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On October 17, 2022, distinguished guests from the academic community participated in an event entitled “Remembering 1922: Commemorating the Asia Minor catastrophe – Honoring ACG’s roots,” organized by the ACG Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity & ACG Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe. The event’s moderator was Eirini Karamouzi, Associate Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield and Fellow of the ACG Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts.
Dr. Tobias Myers, Associate Professor of Classics at Deree and Associate Director of the ACG Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts, gave the welcoming address and presented the ACG 150 strategic plan. Dr. Michalis Psalidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Athens and previously Greece’s representative at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Chief Consultant & Chair of the Advisory Board of the ACG Institute for Hellenic Growth & Prosperity, outlined the economic turbulence in Greece between 1917-1932.
Distinguished guests from the academic community, such as Lou Ureneck, 2016 Eleftherios Venizelos Chair Lecturer and Professor of Journalism at Boston University, as well as Evanthis Chatzivassiliou, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Athens and the Secretary-General of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, participated in a panel discussion.
You can see the video from the event here: