The Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Lecture Series

With the announcement of the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Chair, Mr. Tsakopoulos also established an annual lecture series entitled “Aristotle and the Moderns.” The series focuses on the importance and relevance of Aristotle’s teachings in today’s world, particularly with regard to his books, the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics. “Our notions of justice and the importance of the rule of law, the definition of what it is to be a good person and a good citizen, are most eloquently and accurately described by Aristotle in these two books,” Mr. Tsakopoulos affirmed at the time of the establishment of the series. The annual public lecture considers contemporary debates in broadly conceived, innovative, and multidisciplinary ways.

The Kyriakopoulos Tsakopoulos Lecture Series, 2005 - 2012:

 

  • December 12, 2012
  • Oral Law in Archaic Greece
  • Mogens Herman Hansen, Professor Emeritus, University of Copenhagen 

  • December 14, 2011
  • Aristotle on Responsibility for One's Own Actions
  • John Cooper, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
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  • December 9, 2010
  • On the Quality of Life: The Ancients Teaching the Moderns
    Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies, Columbia University
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  • December 14, 2009
    Reconciliation after Mass Atrocity: Lessons from Ancient Athens
    Adriaan Lanni, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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  • October 6, 2008
    Greek Ideals and World Order in the 20th Century
    by Mark Mazower, Professor of History, Columbia University
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  • October 3, 2007
    The Good Life and the Good Economy: The View from Aristotle to Bergson and Rawls
    by Prof. Edmond Phelps, Nobel Laureate &
    Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University
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  • September 28, 2006
    Wise Crowds: Aristotle, Athens, and the Marquis de Condorcet
    by Prof. Josiah Ober - Professor of Political Science & Classics, Stanford University
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  • November 21 , 2005
    Rule of Law, Democracy and the Ombudsman in Contemporary Europe
    by Nikiforos Diamandouros -The European Ombudsman
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