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European liberalism and the Greek War of Independence: Panel discussion

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European liberalism and the Greek War of Independence: Panel discussion

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17 March 2021

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The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece at Harvard University hosts an event entitled “European Liberalism and the Greek War of Independence” in the context of its annual events series. The contributors are:

Filimon Peonidis, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who shall discuss the topic: “Jeremy Bentham as a Critic of the First Political Institutions of the Greek War of Independence”.

Anna Karakatsouli, Associate Professor of European History and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, who shall present the topic: “British Participation in the Liberal International”.

Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete & Research Associate at the Center for Hellenic Studies is moderating the discussion.

Short abstracts of the presentations:
“Jeremy Bentham as a Critic of the First Political Institutions of the Greek War of Independence” by Filimon Peonidis

The leading English law scholar and philosopher Jeremiah Bentham (1748-1832), driven by deep philhellenic sentiments, offered to use his knowledge and experience to build the basic political institutions of the new state created immediately after the outbreak of the Revolution of 1821. His intervention took place through essays and letters that he sent to the Greek authorities concerning some weaknesses of the Constitution of Epidaurus, his positions on how important political and social issues should be addressed, as well as some general advice on the quality of political life in the newly founded state. We will discuss the content of these ideas as well as the reasons that they did not have the impact that was expected by their author.

“British Participation in the Liberal International” by Anna Karakatsouli:

We will discuss the characteristics of liberalism as a revolutionary ideology in the early 19th century; how it influenced the political situation in Europe in the time of the Restoration; how and by whom it was transferred to revolutionary Greece and what was its reception.

(Edited description from organiser’s website)

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01:30:00

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Panel: "Dance in revolutionary rhythms"

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