The Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Lecture Series

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos

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.

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The Kyriakos 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

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

December 14, 2009
Reconciliation after Mass Atrocity: Lessons from Ancient Athens
Adriaan Lanni, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

October 6, 2008
Greek Ideals and World Order in the 20th Century
by Mark Mazower, Professor of History, Columbia University

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

September 28, 2006
Wise Crowds: Aristotle, Athens, and the Marquis de Condorcet
by Prof. Josiah Ober - Professor of Political Science & Classics, Stanford University

November 21 , 2005
Rule of Law, Democracy and the Ombudsman in Contemporary Europe
by Nikiforos Diamandouros -The European Ombudsman