Friday, October 4, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
1220 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Professor Ismini A. Lamb
Director, Modern Greek Studies Program
Ismini Lamb is the Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program at Georgetown University where she teaches all levels of Modern Greek language and a wide range of interdisciplinary courses on Greek culture, including courses on Media & Film, Byzantine History & Civilization, The Orthodox Faith and Greek Business Culture. The Modern Greek Studies Program cultivates student appreciation of the Greek language and culture and highlights its continuity from antiquity to the present. Ismini has been with the Program for over 27 years, educating future leaders in the nation’s capital. She is a Doyle Faculty Fellow and a former C.S. Lewis fellow. Her research interests include the influence of political ethos and media on Greek national identity and expression, Modern Greek reception studies, national and ecumenical Hellenism and social and humanitarian issues in contemporary Greece, particularly with the advent of the financial and refugee crisis. She recently wrote an article on the latter subject in Duke University’s Mediterranean Quarterly entitled: The Gates of Greece: Refugees and Policy Choices. Currently she is writing a biography of the American philhellene, classicist, author, diplomat, ethnographer, and humanitarian activist, George Horton.
Light refreshments will be served.