Greece and Cyprus in A Dark Room, 1967-74

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory

Online public event, United Kingdom


Alexis Papahelas

Alexis Papahelas


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

Alexis Papahelas discussed his new book with Kevin Featherstone, covering the rise and fall of the Greek Colonels' regime; the involvement of Washington; the fateful coup against President Makarios; and, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Papahelas' book is based on extensive interviews and the examination of original archival materials. What have we learnt?

Meet our speaker and chair 

Alexis Papahelas studied History and Economics at Bard College and received a Masters in International Affairs and Journalism at Columbia University. Until 1998 he worked as a US correspondent for various newspapers, television and radio networks. He returned to Greece in 1998, co-anchored the respected news magazine Mavro Kouti and worked as a senior editor for the newspaper To Vima. From 2000 until 2014, Alexis Papahelas was the leading presenter of television show The Files at SKAI TV Channel. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of Kathimerini. Mr Papahelas was named as one of the most influential Europeans for 2015 by POLITICO. He has also authored two other books, The Rape of Greek democracy which focuses on the US role in Greek politics in the 1960's and November 17, a book about the notorious Greek terrorist organization.

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

More about this event

The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.

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