Prominent Greek Australians to speak at keynote event – ‘What does it mean to be Greek?’


The Adelaide Greek community will be joined by Greek Australian experts and prominent figures on Tuesday to find an answer to the question; ‘What does it mean to be Greek?’ 

Hosted by the Adelaide University Greek Club, this event is open free to everyone and will be held at Adelaide University.

Speaking with the Greek Herald, President of the Greek Club Dion Lobotesis shares his excitement for the event, wishing to make the achievements of Greek Australians known to the general Adelaide population.

“The uni asked us to run an event for multicultural week, which could be of any sort of theme we wanted, and we thought it would be good to look at how Greek Australians have had success in Australia, whether it be first generation or second and third generation like students at the university,” Dion said to The Greek Herald.

As part of the event, the Greek Club will be hosting a range of keynote speakers to share their experiences with the Hellenic Culture.

“We invited a couple of speakers just to talk more generally about their lives and backgrounds but also how that relates to them being Greek”, Dion added.

“We picked speakers from different backgrounds, some with university education, others who are running bakeries and exploring their heritage through food. So we thought it was a good idea to get their perspective on how the culture has shaped their lives.”

Below is some of the speakers that will be featured at the event:

Dr. Paskalis Glabadanidis: A lecturer of Greek background at The University of Adelaide, who holds a PhD in Finance from Washington University. He has published numerous books and articles on his professional interests, which more broadly cover business valuation, portfolio management, investing and international finance.

George Diakomichalis: A 4th generation Greek pastry chef and founder of the award winning Kalymnos Pastries on Henley Beach Road. He is also the host of the Nine Network program “It’s All Greek to Me”, where he shares the stories and traditions of migrant families through the joy of cooking.

Dr. Natalie Lewis: A PhD qualified ethicist and social scientist, who presents on her field internationally – using her knowledge to guide ethical practices amongst individuals and organisations. Her work influences a range of fields – anywhere between the ethics of military practices to human, rights which is an area of particular interest to her.

Tickets to the event can be purchased by clicking: HERE




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