Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Chair in Contemporary Greek Studies and Director of LSE’s Hellenic Observatory, has been bestowed the award of Commander, Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic (Ταξιάρχης, Τάγμα του Φοίνικος).
The award was presented to Professor Featherstone by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Bikas, Ambassador of Greece (pictured), on Tuesday 17 September at the Ambassador’s residence in London.
The Order of the Phoenix, which was established in 1926, is awarded to Greeks who have distinguished themselves in the fields of public administration, science, arts and letters, commerce, industry and shipping. It is also conferred on foreigners who have contributed to improving Greece's stature abroad in the above fields.
Professor Featherstone said: “‘Our work in the Hellenic Observatory has always been a ‘team-effort’ and this award is a recognition of our collective performance. I’m honoured to receive it on behalf of my colleagues and I.”
For more photos from the ceremony, click here.
18 September 2013