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Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis: A Celebration of Life


Sunday May 1st, 2pm at the Union Auditorium



Atlas of Greek-Turkish Relations (lecture). 

Wednesday March 30th at noon via Zoom.

Prof. Angelos Syrigos, Panteion University,

Deputy Minister for Higher Education,

Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs



Exploring the National Gallery of Greece (lecture). 

Wednesday March 9th at noon via Zoom.

Thanasis Spiliopoulos, National Gallery of Greece



- November 15th, 2.30pm: Despina Lalaki, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, CUNY.

TitleCold War Liberalism, Civilization, and the Neoliberal Turn in Greece


- October 28th, 8pm: Matthew Aucoin and Liv Redpath.

Lecture Title: 'Primal Loss: Four Hundred Years of Orpheus and Eurydice in Opera'. The lecture will be following by a recital with selections performed by soprano Liv Redpath. The performance will take place at the Staller Recital Hall. Matthew Aucoin's opera Eurydice will premier at the Metropolitan Opera in November 2021.



- October 29 th, 7.30pm: The Stony Brook Greek and Cypriot Club hosts this year's OXI Day celebration. The event is open to family and friends. Please come to SAC Ballroom A to celebrate with our students.


- October 7 th, 6pm: Prof. Nikos Panou.

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

Webinar via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 943 4318 5475

Passcode: 059135

- Food for Thought: Modern Greek Cuisine between Empire and Nation, by Prof. Frank Hess (Indiana University Bloomington); Wednesday April 21 at 6pm

Webinar via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 934 2223 1786

Passcode: 780482


- 4th Annual Hellenic Film Festival, March 19-28

in collaboration with Hellenic Film Society USA (tickets available through


- ‘Reading is Education. Education is Wealth’. Books for the Education of Greek Americans at the Beginning of the 20th Century, by Prof. Maria Kaliambou (Yale University); Monday March 29 at 6pm



'Α Greek Lady is Leaving Odessa: Maria Voutsina through War and Revolution'by Prof. Nikos Chrissidis(Southern Connecticut State University); Monday March 8 at 6pm

Webinar via Zoom: Meeting ID 987 4672 1162; Passcode: 608476


- 'The Greeks of Egypt, 1800s-1960s: A Diaspora Community with Two Homes'by Prof. Alexandros Kitroeff(Haverford College); Monday February 8 at noon

Webinar via Zoom: Meeting ID 950 6156 6249; Passcode: 118709


- 'Digging Homer. The Mycenaean Palace at Iklaina and the Creation of Greek Epic Poetry', by Prof. Michael Cosmopoulos (University of Missouri-St. Louis); Wednesday November 11 at 6pm

Webinar via Zoom: Meeting ID 952 4404 3006; Passcode: 735418


- 'The “Great OXI!”: War, Freedom, and the Greek Struggle against Fascism', by Lidia Santarelli, PhD (Princeton University); Wednesday October 28 at 6pm

Webinar via Zoom: Meeting ID 948 7928 6931; Passcode: 320698


-'Greek Americans, African Americans: Toward a History of Social Encounters', by Prof. Yiorgos Anagnostou, Professor, Dept of Classics, Ohio State University

Monday October 5, 2020 starting at 6pm.

Webinar via Zoom: Meeting ID 995 8340 4348; Passcode: 744069


February 29 - March 1, Wang Theater, Stony Brook University film festival 2020


 'Cyprus Under British Rule: Culture, Politics and the Movement Towards Union with Greece' , by Prof. Christos P. Ioannides, Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College


'Traces - IXNH' , by Prof. Sofia Iordanidou, Department of Journalism and Communication, Open University of Cyprus

December 16th 2019, at 5.30pm in the Humanities Seminar Room 1008, 1st floor



The anniversary of October 28,1940, October 28, 2019, 6.00pm

Honoring the anniversary of October 28,1940



October 14th 2019, at 5.30pm in the Poetry Center (2nd floor of the Humanities Building)

'Focusing on Cythera: History as Lived Experience', by Prof. Dennis Galanakis, SBU, and Chef Nicholas Poulmentis, Oli.Vine Restaurant

April 11th 2019, at 2.30pm in the Poetry Center (2nd floor of the Humanities Building)

'The Hidden Correspondence of Eva Palmer Sikelianos in Paris and Athens: Archiving the Intimate Materials of a Life', by Prof. Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan

March 14th 2019, at 4pm in Humanities 1052 – 'Writing the Self in Mediterranean History', by Prof. Konstantina Zanou, Columbia University



Hellenic Film Weekend: Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd at the Wang Theater at Stony Brook University.

Saturday March 2nd, 3pm

- Tzamaika  (Τζαμάικα), a 2017 movie by director Andreas Morfonios. A moving, tender, optimistic and highly humorous film about the sweeping power of life and the brotherly love that surpasses all the misunderstandings of the past.

Saturday March 2nd, 5.30pm

- Love Struck  (Από Έρωτα), a 2014 movie by director Thodoris Atheridis. A love story with unpredictable twists and turns between perception and reality, love and its complications and the faults of human nature.

Sunday March 3rd, 2pm

- The Other Me (Έτερος εγώ), a 2017 movie by director Sotiris Tsafoulias. A lonely criminology professor attempts to solve the mystery behind five murders by decoding the puzzle of five Pythagorean theorems. Alongside him on this journey is a math professor.


Sunday March 3rd, 4.30pm

- Kazantzakis  (Καζαντζάκης), a 2017 movie by director Yannis Smaragdis. Biographical film of the fascinating story of the life, travels and dreams of the great ecumenical Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis.


Tickets: General admission $10/film; or $35 for all 4 films. SBU undergraduate students: $10 for all 4 films.

The Hellenic Film Weekend is presented in collaboration with the Hellenic Film Society USA.


November 19th, 2018 - 2.30pm Prof. Kostis Smyrlis, New York University


  • October 28th 2018 7.30pm, Greek and Cypriot Student Association OXI day celebration
•    October 29th 2018 4pm, Prof. Anastasia Karakasidou, Wellesley College
  • September 26th 2018 Prof. Alexander Kitroeff, Haverford College
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April 20th 2018 – 3pm Charles B. Wang Center Theater - Metaphors in Our Lives:“I Love You for Yourself’’, Provost Lecture Series: Prof. Alexander Nehamas, Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Princeton University
March 30th 2018, 1:30-4:30pm SAC Ballroom A – Greek Independence Day celebration, hosted by the SBU Greek and Cypriot Student Association
March 6th 2018, 4pm Humanities 1052A Golden Dawn? The Fourth Century A.D. and Cultural Appropriation in/of the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy, by Prof. George Syrimis, Director of Hellenic Studies Program and Lecturer in Hellenic Studies and Comparative Literature, Yale University
January 31st 2018 4 pm, Humanities Lecture Hall 1006, 1st floor, Humanities BuildingLiquid Gold: Symbolic and Spiritual Significance of Olive Oil in Cyprus. Constantia Constantinou, Dean of the Libraries, SUNY Distinguished Librarian, Stony Brook University
January 22nd 2018 4.30 pm, Poetry Center, Humanities Building 2nd floor - To Make a New Thermopylae: Liberating Antiquity. Katherine E. Fleming, Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization, Provost, New York University
December 8th 2017 2.30pm - Christian Mountains in a Muslim Empire. Prof. Molly Greene, Departments of History and Hellenic Studies, Princeton University; Room: Humanities 1052
November 29th 2017 4.00pm - Preserving Greek Language and Identity in the Complex American Cultural Landscape, Prof. Christos P. Ioannides, Director, Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, CUNY; Room: Humanities 1052
November 8th 2017 2.30pm - The European Crisis: Ancient Greek Perspectives, Prof. Vasileios Syros, Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
November 3rd 2017 - Greek and Cypriot Student Association OXI Day celebration, 7-10pm Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom B


October 30th 2017 - Screening of the movie ‘Cloudy Sunday’, 5.30-8pm Wang Theater



'Greek and Cypriot Student Association Celebrate the Greek Independence Day (March 25th 1821)'

 Independence Day Celebration


March 23 2017, 8-11 pm
SAC Ballroom A, Stony Brook University

'The Allure of Panic after Nietzsche'

By Vassilis Lambropoulos

C.P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature

University of Michigan

Thursday April 27 2017, 2.30-4 pm
Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University


'Tractatus on the sixth fame and reflections on the Greek brain drain and its diaspora'

By John Ioannidis

C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University

Friday March 3 2017, 4-5 pm
Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University

'Adventures in Captivity: The Great Church Goes North'

By Nikos Panou

Assistant Professor and Peter V. Tsantes Endowed Professor in Hellenic Studies
Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

Monday December 5 2016, 2.30-4 pm
Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University


Special Performance by Guitar Duo Alexandra Christodimou and Yannis Petridis


Yannis Petridis and Alexandra Christodimou tour the USA and Canada performing works by

Theodore Antoniou
Dimitris Minakakis
George Hatzimichelakis
Vasilis Tenidis
George Gershwin

Wednesday, November 16,1.00pm, concert - masterclass
Stony Brook University, Department of Music, Recital Room #2318


Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Nikolaos Panou as the Peter V. Tsantes Endowed Professor in Greek Literature and Language

Wednesday, November 9, 2016  3 pm
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Reception to follow.


The Greek and Cypriot Student Association of Stony Brook University hosts their

3rd annual OXI Day Commemoration Event.

Friday, October 28th  6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the upstairs portion of the GLS/HDV center.


'AA: (Greek) Adoptees Anonymous.
Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece'

By Prof. Gonda Van Steen, Cassas Professor in Greek Studies, University of Florida


Thursday October 20 2016, 4-6 pm
Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University


The 10th annual New York City Greek Film Festival opens 

September 29 with especially noteworthy films. 

For full schedule and tickets, visit:


'Homo Auctor: Orphans, Merchants and the Making of the First Greek-American Citizen in the Nineteenth Century'
By Prof. Nikos Poulopoulos, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thursday April 14, 2016, 1-3pm
Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University


Past events

Lecture by Prof. Elsa Amanatidou

President of the Ivy-Plus Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning


'Everyone Has a Story to Tell: Digital Storytelling and Critical Pedagogies'

Thursday March 10, 2016, 4-6pm

Poetry Center (2nd floor), Humanities Building, Stony Brook University

Greek and Cypriot SBU Student Association upcoming events:

2nd Annual OXI day Celebration

Thursday October 29 2015 at 7.30pm

Center for Global Studies and Human Development Center Stony Brook University

Film Screening

"Kisses to the Children" a documentary by Vassilis Loules


Discussion with the director after the screening


October 28 2015 at 6pm

Lecture Hall 1 at the Wang Center


Book Presentation

"The Scapegoat" by Sophia Nikolaidou

Discussion with the author and the English translator (Karen Emmerich)


October 21 2015 4-6pm

Poetry Center, Humanities Building 


Supported by the Onassis Foundation (USA) University Seminars Program


Lecture: Language Continuity, Contact and Change: The Greek (Romeyka) Varieties in Turkey today

Prof. Ioanna Sitaridou

Cambridge University

September 10 2015 at 1.00pm at the Melville Library, E4340, Stony Brook University




The Post-War Origins of the Cyprus Question

Ioannis D. Stefanidis

Professor of Diplomatic History

Faculty of Law

School of Law, Economics and Political Science

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

April 29 2015 at 3.00pm at the Poetry Center

Humanities Building, Stony Brook University




Rebetiko ... to perpetuity

Spanning the History of Classical Rebetika from Smyrna to Pireaus to the Blues of New Orleans

with Grigoris Maninakis

Stavroula Manolopoulou - vocalist

Priscilla Owens - Blues singer

Christos  Vidiniotis - bouzouki soloist

The Mikrokosmos Ensemble and Sylvester Scott (jazz saxophone)

April 19 2015 at 5.30pm Community Center Greek Church of the Assumption, Port Jefferson, NY

RSVP: 631-473-0894 (Maria)


Book Presentation

Dr. Nicholas X. Rizopoulos, Academic Director of the Honors College at Adelphi University, discussed his recent book 'Civil and UnCivil Wars: Memories of a Greek Childhood, 1936-1950'. The event took place on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 4pm at the Center for Italian Studies, E4340 Melville Library, 4th floor.


Ward Melville HS Chamber Orchestra Performs at the Greek Church of the Assumption

The Ward Melville High School chamber orchestra performed at the Greek Church of the Assumption on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
This is a tremendous honor for the students, and the community is invited to attend. The church is located on Sheep Pasture Road in Port Jefferson. 



The Greek & Cypriot Student Association of Stony Brook University proudly presents the “OXI” Day Celebration, on October 28th, at 7:30PM at the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B. The event will include a presentation about the history of the day, poetry readings from students and dance performances of Greek traditional dances by the wonderful Rythmos Dancers. Snacks will be served. We would be honored if you could join us in celebrating this important day of the Greek history.


Live performance of traditional and contemporary Greek music with
Dimitris Mpasis and Sophia Papazoglou
Friday - October 10th 9pm
For tickets call: 631-533-2560
Visit website:

A musical tribute to poet/lyricist Manos Eleutheriou

«τα λόγια ….και τα χρόνια» “the words ….and the years”


with Grigoris Maninakis

Stavroula Manolopoulou- vocalist

Christos  Vidiniotis- bouzouki soloist

and The Mikrokosmos Ensemble

May 4th, 2014 6.30pm SAC Auditorium


Made possible through the University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA)

Ms Vassiliki Eleftheriou, MSc in Architecture, Director of the Acropolis Restoration Service

Dr Demetrios Anglos, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Crete and Associated
Researcher at IESL- FORTH

  “The Acropolis restoration project: progress and laser interventions"

April 4th, 2014 6pm Wang Center LH2

Made possible through the University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA)


Dr Phoevos Panagiotidis: Why teach Greek and how

LH1 Wang Center, April 2, 2014 4pm


Dr Nikos Panou: From the Stables to the Throne: was Basil I the Perfect Byzantine Emperor?

Humanities 1006, March 26, 2014 4pm


Dr Maria Kaliambou: The Book Culture of Greek Americans

Humanities 1006, March 13, 2014 4pm

Professor Paul Stephenson: The Serpent column: An Enduring Symbol of Hellenism

Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, February 19, 2014 4pm


Professor Michael Cosmopoulos: Searching for the cities of the Trojan War: the excavation of a
new early Greek palace at Iklaina

Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, February 17, 2014 4pm


Friday January 24, 2014 at 4PM

Professor Andre Gerolymatos: 'The Greek Civil War: Politics, Strategy and Stalemate'

Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, January 24 2014, 4pm

Screening of "Smyrna: The Destruction of A Cosmpolitan City, 1900-1922" 

Maria Iliou's recently produced documentary "Smyrna: The Destruction of A Cosmpolitan City, 1900-1922"
will be shown on Friday, November 15, 7-9:30 PM at the Wang Center (Theater). The documentary is free to the public.

The documentary's director, Maria Iliou, and the historical consultant of the documentary, Dr. Alexander
Kitroeff, will join us that day and answer questions by the audience in the last 30 minutes. The documentary will be screened at 21 Modern Greek Studies Programs at selected US and Canadian universities during fall 2013 and winter 2014; the program at the University of Illinois has the honor to be one of those. This screening was made possible by a generous sponsorship from Stavros Niarchos Foundation.


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