National Geographic 
Democracy Forum

What Have We Learned from Ancient Greece

The NHS celebrates our collaboration with National Geographic Society with the exhibition, , the three-part  PBS Special , and the soon to be released NHS/NatGeo co-production, The Greek Guide to Greatness.  

On the evening of the first Presidential Debate, we invite you join us for an incredible panel discussion on democracy.  What is it and what can we learn from the ancient Greeks? How did democracy evolve? Where do we go from here?  

As part of NatGeo's summer long series of programs organized in conjunction with the exhibition, three leading experts on Greek culture and history will examine the meaning of these questions and more. The panel, will be moderated by  Bill Antholis , a Greek-American political scientist and the Director and  CEO  of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, will discuss democracy's many facets.  The panel includes: Stanford professor, author, and world renowned classicist  Josiah Ober ; historian and leadership consultant  Brook Manville ; journalist  Markos Kounalakis ; and former ambassador  Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis

The Greeks  exhibition will be open until 6:00 PM that evening, and we invite you to tour beforehand if you have not seen this unforgettable exhibit.  Don't miss your chance to dive into Greek culture with more than 500+ artifacts from more than 20 museums in Greece!

Following the Democracy Forum, we will convene at Kellari Taverna with our parea to watch the first Presidential Debate together!

Democracy Forum
Monday, September 26, 6:30-8:00 pm

1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036

Presidential Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26, 8:00-10:30 pm

1700 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006

RSVP:  Call Vicki Georges - 703-256-3180 or e-mail at
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