Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece is administered by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, which reports annually to CHS Greece’s Board of Associates, is responsible for making strategic decisions regarding the Center’s policies and collaborations, its programs and activities, and also for supporting the every-day operation of CHS Greece and the work of its team and broader community.
Board of Directors Members
Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University, and Chair of the Senior Fellows and Chair for Academic Affairs, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., Harvard University
Richard P. Martin has taught Greek, Latin, and Irish literature at Stanford University for the past twenty years, as Isabelle and Antony Raubitschek Professor in Classics. Previously, he taught for eighteen years at Princeton University. See Richard P. Martin's bio.
Secretary and Treasurer
Maria-Zoie Lafis, Executive Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., Harvard University
Zoie Lafis serves as Executive Director at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, since 1996. She studied Political Science and Economics at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, and before her appointment at CHS she worked for the National Museum of Women in the Arts as an administrator. See M. Zoie Lafi's bio.
Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Gregory Nagy is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. For 21 years (2000-2021) he served as Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. See Gregory Nagy's bio.
Yota Batsaki, Executive Director, Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.), Harvard University
Yota Batsaki is the executive director of Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard University research center, museum, and historic garden located in Washington DC. She is also Principal Investigator for the Plant Humanities Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See Yota Batsaki's bio.
Anna Stavrakopoulou, Associate Professor in Theater Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Anna Stavrakopoulou is an associate professor at the School of Drama at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Recently, she served as the Program Director in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (2018-2021). See Anna Stavrakopoulou's bio.
Keith DeStone, Research Associate in Instructional Design and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., Harvard University
Dr. Keith DeStone is a Research Associate in Instructional Design and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, DC); Editor of Classical Inquiries, Managing Editor of Classics@, Head Teaching Fellow of the Harvard College course GENED 1074—The Ancient Greek Hero: Mythology and Facing Death. See Keith DeStone's bio.
Nicolas Prevelakis, Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies and Assistant Director of Curricular Development at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., Harvard University
Nicolas Prevelakis has a first Ph.D. in Moral and Political Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4) and a second one in Political Sociology from Boston University. See Nicolas Prevelakis's bio.