Greek Parliament President Constantine Tassoulas on Thursday declared the commencement of the proceedings of the “Greece 2021” Committee ahead of the country’s preparations for the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Revolution against Ottoman rule.

The event began at 10:30 with the President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos attending.

Mr Tassoulas, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greece 2021 Committee Chairperson Gianna Angelopoulos spoke at the event.

Mr Mitsotakis pointed to the bicentennial as “an opportunity for reflection” so that we can “become re-acquainted” with Greek history and identity.  He said that it was our generation’s “duty to show what we have achieved in two centuries of freedom” and “re-position Greece in the world”.

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He announced 31 names of top academics from US and UK universities who will participate in the “2021 Greece” committee responsible for the celebrations. These are:

  • Mark Mazower
  • Roderick Beaton
  • Richard Clogg
  • Eleni Glykatzi-Arveler,
  • Stathis Kalyvas
  • Dimitris Gondikas
  • Vassilis Rapanos
  • Paschalis Kitromilidis
  • Costas Kostis
  • Evanthis Chatzivasiliou
  • Maria Efthimiou
  • Hope Vogli
  • Ioanna Laliotou
  • Giannis Voulgaris
  • Nikos Mouzelis
  • Aristides Hatzis
  • Napoleon of Maravegias
  • Stavros Zoumboulakis
  • Theodoros Kourentzis
  • Despina Mouzaki
  • Dimitris Papaioannou
  • Catherine Kamilaki
  • Konstantinos Daskalakis
  • Eleftheria Zegini
  • Maria Themeli
  • Nicholas Negroponte
  • Christos Papadimitriou
  • John Tarnas
  • Mark Veremis
  • Gregory Papadopoulos

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