About the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS GR) is the most ambitious effort yet to expand the offerings of the CHS. Through this initiative, the CHS team is creating a global platform from which to promote the value of Hellenic studies. The Center in Nafplion is a key part of Harvard’s continuing effort to support researchers and students who wish to explore the relationships between Eastern and Western cultures as well as the many facets of Hellenic civilization.
The Center in Greece was created in 2006 after a joint decision by Harvard University's Provost and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is part of an effort to expand Harvard University's international presence utilizing the knowledge and expertise of Harvard's many faculties and research centers. Other Harvard international offices are located in Santiago, Chile; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Mumbai, India; and Nicosia, Cyprus. More information on Harvard's international initiatives can be found on the Harvard Provost's Office website. A joint Harvard-Greek Steering Committee leads the Center for Hellenic Studies in Nafplion. The Director of Research in Nafplion is John Petropoulos. The CHS Greece offers resources to students, faculty, and scholars at its facility in Nafplion. A regular schedule of activities and events and several Academic Programs for the Harvard Academic community as well as other Academic Institutions, and of course the local community in Greece are already running.
High School Summer Program
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece's High School Summer Program (HSSP) offers ten Greek high school students, from any discipline, scholarships to spend two-and-a-half weeks (16 days) at the CHS facility in Nafplion, where they will attend intensive daily seminars led by Harvard faculty and Teaching Fellows from Harvard and from Greek universities.The HSSP will be held every summer following the Greek high schools' examination period. The 2014 program will begin on July 16 and end August 1.