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“200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Passing of Lord Byron” Webinar Panel Discussion


The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance [EMBCA] presents the “200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Passing of Lord Byron” Webinar Panel Discussion on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 2 P.M. EST/ 9 P.M. Athens EEST.

The discussion will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President. The distinguished panel, in formation, includes Author/Poet Nicholas Alexiou, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Hellenic American Project at Queens College; Dr. Alexander Grammatikos of the Department of English at Langara College; and Dr. Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou Adjunct Asst. Professor at St. Johns’ University and City University.

Lord Byron’s legacy transcends the boundaries of literature and extends into the realm of politics, activism, and cultural influence. As one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement, Byron’s poetry captured the imagination of readers across Europe with its themes of passion, rebellion, and longing for freedom. However, it is his involvement in the Greek War of Independence that truly solidified his place in history as a champion of liberty and a symbol of selfless dedication to a cause greater than oneself.

Lord Byron’s legacy as a poet, activist, and philanthropist continues to resonate to this day. His unwavering commitment to the principles of liberty and justice inspired generations of writers, artists, and political activists around the world. In Greece, Byron is remembered as a national hero, whose sacrifices helped to secure the country’s independence and freedom. His legacy serves as a reminder of the power of individuals to make a difference and the enduring importance of fighting for what is right, no matter the cost.