Greek ambassador, Vanderbilt professor discuss roots of U.S. politics Oct. 27

Alexandros Mallias, Greece’s ambassador to the United States, will join Vanderbilt University Professor of Classics, Emerita, Susan Ford Wiltshire for a discussion of the roots of the American political tradition in the ancient Greek city-states 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Room 237 of The Commons Center.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Office of Active Citizenship and Service and East House, one of the residence halls in The Commons, Vanderbilt’s new first-year student community. A reception will be held at the Dean’s Residence in The Commons following the discussion.

Mallias was appointed ambassador of Greece to the United States in 2005. Before coming to Washington, he served from 2000 to 2005 as director of the South Eastern Europe Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Athens.

Wiltshire is an award-winning scholar who served on the National Council on the Humanities and received Vanderbilt’s Madison Sarratt Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

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