Modern Greek Studies Association

University of Washington


Year Program Established: 1998
The program first offered courses in the academic year 2000-01 

Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 40 (all Modern Greek courses)

Highest Degree or Certificate Offered:
The Hellenic Studies Program is a concentration/track within the European Studies major.



Alexander Hollmann, Chair, Valdakis Endowed Professor.

Nektaria Klapaki, Lecturer

Taso Lagos, Lecturer
Heracles Panagiotides, Lecturer


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Jackson School of International Studies,
European Studies Program

Does the program offer financial support to students? Yes
The program offers scholarships, writing prizes and other funding opportunities.

Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Program resources, achievements, and challenges

The program is a participating member of the Western Consortium for Hellenic Studies. Also it has collaborated with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. Since its inception the program was and continues to be supported by the Hellenes of the Northwest. Over the years the program has received financial support by a number of private and public organizations, including the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, as well as by individual benefactors.

Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.

Students have the opportunity to attend a study abroad program in Greece organized annually through the Hellenic Studies program.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
203B Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650


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Courses Offered


Autumn 2013
Elementary Modern Greek
Second Year Modern Greek

Winter 2014
Elementary Modern Greek
Second Year Modern Greek


Autumn 2013
Western Travelers to Greece: From Lord Byron to Patrick Leigh Fermor 8 students

Additional Areas:

Autumn 2013
Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present
24 students

Other courses offered in the past

Greece and Europe: Changing Relations
Hellenic Identity: From Antiquity to Modernity
History of Modern Greek Literature: 19th-20th centuries
Stories from the Land of Greek Myths and Heroes
Memory and History in Modern Greece
Athens: Window to Greek History?
Ancient Greece in Cinema

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