The 8th International Conference on Greek Research at Flinders University commenced on Thursday with a speech by Professor Damanakis Michael, from the University of Crete on the topic of: Greek Identities in the Diaspora.

The Conference is organised by Modern Greek at Flinders University.

Following Thursday’s lecture, yesterday two academics from the University of Cyprus Dr Nikos Christodoulides and Associate Professor George Kazamias spoke on The Australian Government’s perceptions regarding the role of the Soviet Union on the Cypriot Issue, 1964 and New Information on the History of the Turkish invasion respectively.

The Conference will continue on Wednesday July 1 with a speech on Aristotle: A Philosophy for the Science of Life by Professor James Lennox of the University of Pittsburgh.

Two lectures on Cyprus will follow the next day (Thursday July 2) with Professor of Purdue University in Indiana USA, Van Coufoudakis speaking about The European Convention of Human Rights & the Resolution of the Cyprus Problem and Professor Andreas Theophanous from the University of Nicosia discussing Euro-Turkish Relations and Cyprus.

Other events such as additional lectures book and CD launches will take place on the following days until Tuesday July 7.