The first Leon and Johanna Spanos lecture was given by Professor Stathis Kalyvas of Yale University on “What is Greece and Why does it Fail?”. Professor Kalyvas’ clarity of thought and skillful presentation captivated the audience of over 100 people in the Century Room of the Millennium Student Center.  The lecture was based on Professor Kalyvas’ new book titled “Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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View of the lecture room

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Professor Stathis  Kalyvas

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The Spanos family with the speaker (front row from left to right John, Leonidas, Johanna, Lia, and Pete Spanos; second row Professor Kalyvas)