Harvard to Host Former Athens Olympic Committee President Angelopoulos-Daskalaki to Discuss the ‘Greek Paradox’

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: October 20, 2005

Cambridge, MA — The former President of the Organizing Committee for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, will deliver a public address Nov. 2 at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her lecture, “The Athens Games: Resolving the Greek Paradox,” will begin at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Angelopoulos-Daskalaki is a former city councilor in Athens and a former member of the Greek Parliament. In 1996 she was appointed president of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games Bid Committee, and in 2000 she was named president of the ATHENS 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games.

The event is open to the public and the press, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Journalists interested in attending the Forum should phone the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

Reporters seeking interviews with Angelopoulos-Daskalaki should phone David Dreyer at (202) 986-5051.

A live Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum will be available.

The Forum will also be web-streamed live on the Institute of Politics website: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html

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