Onassis Foundation to Hold a Major Conference on the Greek Cultural Legacy

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ATHENS.- On the occasion of opening its first public facility in Athens, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation will join with eight of the world’s leading academic institutions to present The Athens Dialogues, a major international conference that will bring together 60 eminent scholars in the physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities for four days of discussions ranging across the borders of academic disciplines and historical periods. Held November 24-27, 2010, as the first major program in the new 194,000-square-foot Onassis Cultural Centre–Athens, The Athens Dialogues will explore the role of the Hellenic cultural legacy, broadly defined, in understanding and addressing contemporary global challenges. Six thematic sessions will offer discussion, debate and insight on the subjects of Identity and Difference, Stories and Histories, Word and Art, Democracy and Governance, Science and Ethics, and Quality of Life. Collaborating with the Found