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Public Lecture

40 Years After the Collapse of the Junta: Reflections on its Historical Significance

Speakers :

Professor Richard Clogg
Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford and a former Professor of Modern Balkan History in the University of London.


Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
Associate Professor at the Department of History of the University of Athens, and an associate of the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme.

Chair : Professor Kevin Featherstone
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory, Co-Chair of LSEE Research on South-East Europe within the European Institute
Date :

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 18.30-20.00

2014 marked  the 40th anniversary of the collapse of the Greek Junta and its democratic transition. July 1974 and the events that followed were a pivotal moment for modern Greece - the inclusiveness of its political system; the return of many from the diaspora; the creation of new political parties; a shift in its foreign policy; and a path towards Europe. The panel explored the issues and legacies that marked the end of the Colonels’ regime and compared them to recent events.

This public lecture was jointly organised by the Hellenic Observatory and LSE IDEAS.

Twitter hashtag: #LSEGreekJunta 


 Event Photos 

panelThe speakers from right to left - Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou,  Professor Kevin Featherstone and Professor Richard Clogg

Kevin presentingProfessor Kevin Featherstone during the Welcome & Introduction

audienceThe Audience in the Wolfson Theatre

speakers discussingProfessor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou presenting his research








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