University College London – A. G. Leventis Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Ancient Greek Literature
The A. G. Leventis Foundation has a long-standing connection to UCL. In 2011-2012 this partnership was solidified by the appointment of Rosa M. Andu΄jar as the A. G. Leventis Research Fellow of Ancient Greek Literature within the Greek and Latin Department. Rosa has studied in the UK and the US and recently completed a PhD on ‘The Chorus in Dialogue: Reading Lyric Exchanges in Greek Tragedy’. During her time at UCL, she will focus on turning her thesis into a book and research the reception of Greek drama in the 20th-century post-colonial Hispanic Caribbean, a largely neglected region in reception studies. She will play a central role in the department’s academic and outreach activities, bringing the department’s knowledge of Classics and their heritage to the wider community, as well as being the academic adviser for the annual Classical play at the Bloomsbury Theatre.
Ana΄huac University, Mexico – Chair of Cyprus
The A. G. Leventis – Ana΄huac Chair of Cyprus was established in 2011 in order to promote the study of Cypriot culture, history and traditions in Mexico through academic research, cultural events and publications. Several events and activities have been organised, including: the visits of Mrs Fotini Papadopoulou, President of the Cyprus Red Cross Society, and of his Eminence, the Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Kyrenia; a philatelic exhibition; and a joint photographic exhibition with the Embassy of Cyprus and the Embassy of Israel. Τhe Chair also organised a Cypriot Cultural Festival celebrating various aspects of Cypriot culture, from gastronomy to an art exhibition entitled Cyprus: Mosaic of History and Culture, and a showing of Michael Cacoyannis’ most acclaimed films.
University of Kent, UK – MA in Heritage Management Programme
The MA in Heritage Management is an intensive three-semester post-graduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Greece, at Eleusis, an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world and instructs students in how to work effectively with archaeologists, architects, conservators, and marketing and education specialists, while fundraising and supervising specific projects. The support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation ensures the sustainability of the programme for three years, allowing students to benefit from this exceptional opportunity for hands-on study.
University of Crete, Heraklion – LIFE+ Biodiversity Project
The University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete has joined forces with other environmental organisations in Greece, Spain and Portugal – Arcturos, the Fundaciο΄n Gypaetus, Quercus and the Centro de Estudos da Avifauna Iberica (CEAI) – in the fight for the eradication of the illegal use of poisoned baits, the main cause of non-natural death for a number of highly endangered species in the European Union. This international LIFE+ biodiversity project, titled ‘Innovative Actions Against Illegal Poisoning in EU Mediterranean Pilot Areas’, is implemented through the period October 2010 – September 2015 and co-financed by the A. G. Leventis Foundation for the period 2012-2014. The project aims to evaluate and spread the effectiveness of several innovative actions based on voluntary agreements with the main rural groups associated with the issue of illegal poisoned baits (municipalities, hunters, stockbreeders, etc.).