On Friday 23rd March 2018, the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy alongside Greek intellectuals completed the forth out of seven series of discussions titled <<Young People are reflecting upon Greece>>.
The thematic cycle of the discussion was given the title of, “Cultural Diplomacy: But what if there is no culture?”. The aim of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy is to initiate a dialogue between the modern Greek thinkers and the new generation on topics that touch upon issues of Greek identity and cultural diplomacy.
Christos Giannaras, a professor of philosophy and author, was invited at the Institute. Mr Giannaras is a professor of philosophy at the School of Human Sciences at the University of Sorbonne and at the School of Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Furthermore, he is an honorary professor of the University of Belgrade, the St. Vladimir’s Seminary of New York, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Of Theology and at the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Of Theology at Boston. Mr. Giannaras discussed with the president and founder of the H.I.C.D., Mr Peter Kapsaskis, if it would be possible for a cultural policy to be conducted in Greece today and under what conditions this would be achievable. In addition, the discussion also touched upon other areas of Cultural Diplomacy such as the Greek language, religion and philosophy. At the end of the discussion, Mr Giannaras was open to question from the public.
The event was held under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Greek Culture and specifically took place at the Bathhouse of the Winds in Plaka.