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The Foundation of the Hellenic Parliament & the American School of Classical Studies at Athens organize a colloquium:

The Asia Minor Disaster and the Humanitarian Response:
International Philanthropic Organizations and the Arrival of the Refugees in Greece, 1918-1924

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Cotsen Hall, Anapiron Polemou 9 (Google Maps)

(With simultaneous translation, Greek/English)

16.00-16.15 Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
Welcome & Introduction

16.15-16.30 Davide Rodogno
The Context, Limits and Purposes of International Humanitarian Associations' Work: Comparing and Contrasting the Work of European and American Organizations

16.30-16.45 Nikos Andriotis
Η δράση του Αμερικανικού Ερυθρού Σταυρού στην Ελλάδα: σχέσεις με τις ελληνικές Αρχές, προσδοκίες και διαψεύσεις

16.45-17.00 Antonis Klapsis
Transatlantic Philanthropy: The American Red Cross and the Relief of Greek Refugees, 1922-1923  

17.00-17.15 Eleni Ioannidou
Η συμμετοχή του Αμερικανικού Ερυθρού Σταυρού στην προσφυγική περίθαλψη (1922-1923)

17.15-17.30 Discussion

17.30-18.00 Coffee Break


18.00-18.15 Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
“Assimilation of Refugees Astonishingly Extent”: Fake News in the Fall of 1923

18.15-18.30 Eleftheria Daleziou
Humanitarian Relief ante portas: Orphaned Children Under the Care of the Near East Relief in Greece, 1922-1924

18.30-18.45 Dimitris Kamouzis
“Save the Children Fund” and the Greek Refugee Crisis of 1922

18.45-19.00 Francesca Piana
Encounters in Medical Aid: The Early Work of the American Women’s Hospitals for Greek Refugees

19.00-19.15 Jack L. Davis
“Lest We Perish”: The $30,000,000 Campaign of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East

19.15-19.45 Discussion

19.45 Reception

Academic Committee (in alphabetical order)
Nikos Andriotis, Ph.D. in History, University of Athens
Eleftheria Daleziou, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, American School of Classical Studies at Athens