On Monday, Nov. 21, the inaugural Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Memorial Lecture in the
"Aristotle and the Moderns" series will feature Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman. The lecture, titled "Rule of Law, Democracy and the Ombudsman in Contemporary Europe," will be held in the President's Room of Faculty House at 7 p.m.
An alumnus, who has also taught at Columbia, Diamandouros previously served as the first National Ombudsman of Greece and was the program director for Western Europe and the Near and Middle East at the Social Science Research Council. He has written extensively on the politics and history of Greece, Southern and Southeastern Europe, as well as state and nation-building, democratization, culture and politics.
This is the inaugural event of the annual lecture series, which will focus on the importance and relevance of Aristotle's teachings in today's world, in broadly conceived, innovative and multidisciplinary ways. The annual lecture series, as well as the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies, is made possible by a gift from Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, '93, in honor of his grandfather.