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40 Years after the Collapse of the Greek Junta: reflections on its historical significance


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Speaker(s): Professor Richard Clogg, Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Professor Constantinos Tsoukalas
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone

Recorded on 28 May 2014.

This year marks 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 will explore the issues and legacies that marked the end of the Colonels' regime and relate them to recent events.

Professor Richard Clogg is emeritus fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and a former professor of modern Balkan history at the University of London.

Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Athens, and an associate of the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme.

Professor Constantinos Tsoukalas studied law in law school at the University of Athens and law philosophy and philosophy of sociology in the universities of Heidelberg, Munich, Paris and Yale. In 1974 he was awarded the Doctor Degree in Letters and Human Sciences in Paris University. He is now professor emeritus of Sociology of the University of Athens.

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