Athena S. Leoussi

7 -8.30pm| Thursday 28 April 2011
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7

Speaker
Athena S. Leoussi, Co-Director of European Studies, University of Reading and Visiting Senior Fellow, Government Department, LSE

Classical and Judaeo-Christian civilisations survived and shaped modernity. They provided a matrix of modern European nation formation and of socio-cultural adjustment to modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Is it true to claim that 21st-century Western culture is developing outside their orbit?