Global search for academic to head Hellenic Global Diaspora Studies at Melbourne University

Global search for academic to head Hellenic Global Diaspora Studies at Melbourne University 1

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Hellenic Chair in Diasporic Studies at the University of Melbourne has taken the next important step in its establishment by announcing that it is now on a global search for a leading academic to be appointed Chair in the Studies of the Global Hellenic Diaspora. Importantly, the Chair will also bear the name of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

This is yet another important step in the continued development of the GCM’s educational programs which now range from pre Prep through to Tertiary.

The $2.5m Grant that was secured by the Greek Community of Melbourne, has been directly paid to the University of Melbourne and the University has in turn placed the moneys into a Trust Fund. The University is also contributing a substantial amount itself to fund the ongoing cost of running and administrating the Chair.

We thank the Morrison Government for all of its support and efforts in helping realise the Chair.

We would like to also thank the University of Melbourne for its willingness to support and co fund the Chair.

The GCM acknowledges and thanks GCM Board members, Costas Markos, Bill Papastergiadis OAM and Dr Nick Dallas and Professor Nikos Papastergiadis whose tireless efforts, enthusiasm and hard work were crucial in the establishment of the Chair. Dr Nick Dallas sits on the Committee for the Chair at Melbourne University.

The Melbourne University Chair complements the work the Greek Community of Melbourne has done with many others including the Archdiocese in saving and advancing Greek Studies at La Trobe University. Bill Papastergiadis and Spiros Papadopoulos continue to sit on the La Trobe University Greek Studies Board along with many other community persons.