Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Village Voices – Greece

Posted on October 21st, 2015

November 3, 2015, 7-8 pm, Northeast Branch Library, presented by Capitol Hill Village.

Have you ever said, “It’s all Greek to me”?  Did you watch last summer as refugees swarmed onto the Greek island of Lesbos—and wonder if there is any connection between Lesbos and lesbian?  Do you remember that last spring, before the refugee crisis began, the Greek defense minister threatened to let Syrian refugees pass through Greece to Europe?  And what does a Greek loan to Germany during World War II have to do with the Greek debt crisis and the possibility that Greece would leave the European Union—the Grexit?  And can you still go on that long-planned vacation to Greece and use Euros?

For answers to these (and lots of other questions) come to the Village Voices talk by our Capitol Hill neighbor James Miller.  Dr. Miller, former chair of Western European Studies at the Foreign Services Institute, published The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974.  The book shed light on the role the United States played in Greece between the termination of its civil war in 1949 and Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

The talk will be held November 3 at the Northeast Library (corner of 7th Street N.E. and Maryland Avenue), which is fully handicapped accessible.  It will begin at 7 and will last half to three-quarters of an hour, with time for questions after the talk.  It will end promptly at 8.  There is no charge for the Village Voice talk, and no preregistration is required.  If you need transportation to the Library, call Capitol Hill Village to arrange a pickup.  202-543-1778.