Modern Greek Studies Association

Cornell Institute for European Studies --Mediterranean Studies


Year Program Established: 1981
Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 10

Highest Degree or Certificate Offered:



Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft, Director, Mediterranean Initiative
(independent study)


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (grants)

Cornell Institute for European Studies-Mediterranean Initiative

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes

Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Through grants from Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Einaudi Center for International Studies, students are funded to travel to Greece and assist with research into sustainable water usage.

A graduate course has been developed and is being taught for the fifth time this semester. Involving Greek and Mediterranean water issues ("Water for for a Thirsty World", Biological and Environmental Engineering, 75840), the course has students from Planning, Law, Engineering, and Natural Resources).

A collaboration has been established with the governor of Lasithi, and with Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean, based in Athens, for the renewal and rebuilding of rain-water cisterns on Aegean Islands.

GWP-Med and Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future are co-publishing a volume based on recent research in Mediterranean water scarcity with special section on Greece.

Gail Holst-Warhaft
Cornell University
CIES, 120 Uris Hall
Ithaca, New York
14853-3201 USA

607 255-7592

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Courses Offered

Courses taught in Modern Greek Language

None. Distance learning for Intermediate or Elementary Greek with Yale University (Maria Kaliambou, instructor).

Courses taught in Modern Greek literary and Cultural Studies

No courses currently taught

Additional Areas:

Summer Study in Greece -- water project (Santorini).

Water-sensitive urban landscape, Thessaloniki.

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