NEW YORK, NY –
The East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance [EMBCA] presents “Legacy of a Great International Statesman – Ioannis Kapodistrias, on his Anniversary” Panel Discussion on Sunday, February 11, at 2 pm EST/ 9 pm. Athens/ Corfu EEST.
The discussion will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos EMBCA’s President. The panel will include Prof. Ilias Giarenis, Vice Rector Ionian University; Honorary Professor of Ancient History Pierre Ducrey of the University of Lausanne; Prof. Emeritus Nikolaos Karapidakis of Ionian University and Member of the Rectorate of Ioniki Akadimia; Dr. George Kalpadakis Senior Researcher at the Modern Greek History Research Center of the Academy of Athens (KEINE); and Film Director / Screenwriter Giannis Smaragdis.
“Ioannis Kapodistrias, a prominent Hellenic and International statesman of the 19th century, left an indelible mark on the course of Hellenic as well as European history. Born in Corfu February 11, 1776, he embarked on a remarkable career that would culminate in his role as the first head of state of independent Hellas”, said EMBCA’s President, Lou Katsos.
“His legacy is multifaceted, encompassing international diplomatic achievements, administrative reforms, and enduring contributions to the concept of a modern Hellenic nation-state. The tragic end to his life underscores the complexity of forging a national identity in the aftermath of revolution”, he added, inviting everyone to join the panel discussion and “commemorate the life of this great man Ioannis Kapodistrias who helped create the modern nation of Greece”.