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The Center for Hellenic Studies serves as a nucleus of activities concerned with Hellenic language, history and culture, political life, social issues, economy. With the study of Greece and Hellenism the Center aspires to educate and nurture students with the values of Hellenic civilization. It also aims to form strong bonds between the University and the Greek-American communities of Long Island and New York, and establish connections and interactions with educational and academic institutions in Greece.

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Events 2021-2022

- October 7 th, 6pm: Nikos Panou, Asst. Professor of English, Stony Brook University.

Title : Slaying the Dragon: Byzantine Survivals in the Greek War of Independence NPanou2021

Webinar via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 943 4318 5475

Passcode: 059135


- November 15 th, 2.30pm: Despina Lalaki, Asst. Professor of Social Science, NYC College of Technology, CUNY.

Title : Universal Liberal Democracy, Global Capitalism and Hellenism at the End of History



- Kostis Kourelis, Assoc. Professor of Art History, Franklin and Marshall College

- Christos P. Ioannides, Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College


Congratulations to Ms. Nicoletta Gasparis, the 2021-2022 President of our Greek-Cypriot Student Association, for winning a 2021 scholarship supported by the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation!


Congratulations to Ms. Electra Dovas for winning the 2020-2021 essay competition on ' The Journey of Greek- and Cypriot-American Immigrants' sponsored by AHEPA Port Jefferson Chapter 319, District #6





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The Center for Hellenic Studies depends on generous contribution from the community to carry out its many programs and initiatives. To make a donation to the Center, please click here. Choose your donation designation from the drop down menu, and complete the rest of the requested information. Thank you very much.

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Greek Independence Day Celebration

The Stony Brook University Greek and Cypriot Student Association hosted a celebration yesterday (3/30/2018) for the Greek Independence day. What a wonderful celebration it was, with music, dances, food and Hellenic and Cypriot pride! Beautifully done!

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Center for Hellenic Studies Dedication Ceremony

On October 18 2017 we celebrated the official opening of the Center for Hellenic Studies. Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family and all the friends of the Center participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students from the Greek and Cypriot Student Association danced and sang. Activities of the Center will be housed in the Humanities 1052 room.

RibbonCutting students dancing

Grateful to Peter V. Tsantes and family

The Center for Hellenic Studies is grateful to Mr. Peter V. Tsantes and his family for their generosity and their support. The establishment of the  Tsantes Endowed Professorship (supporting Prof. Nikos Panou) strengthened the Center for Hellenic Studies, aiming to promote, study and disseminate Hellenic civilization, culture, history, socioeconomics, language, and literature.

Mr. and Mrs. Tsantes, Prof. Panou with President Stanley, Provost Bernstein and Dean Kopp  Tsantes family, Prof. Panou with AFGLCNY TsantesFamily students

Mr. Tsantes followed up with another generous gift to the Center for Hellenic Studies which supports the establishment of a dedicated space for the Center as well as ongoing operation and events of the Center, including the dispersion of knowledge on Hellenism and pursuit of scholarship, encouragement of student engagement and participation, and the engagement in community activities.