The Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies (AIMS) and the Greek Studies Program of the University of Notre Dame will be hosting the esteemed Professor Iakovos Michaelidis from the University of Thessaloniki from 13 to 23 November.
The Greek Professor of Modern and Contemporary Greek History will be travelling to several major Australian cities in order to give public lectures regarding Macedonian history and the Macedonian issue sponsored among others by the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria.
The exact list of the lecture is as follows:
FREMANTLE: Sunday, 13 November
6.30 p.m. Public lecture at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Medical Lecture Theatre) Greece as a factor of stability in the Balkans (The lecture will be delivered in English)
MELBOURNE: Wednesday, 16 November
6.00 p.m. Public Lecture at the Pan-Macedonian House (470 Queens Pde. Clifton Hill) Topic: and the Balkans: Divergence v Convergence (The lecture will be delivered in Greek English)
Saturday, 19 November
9.00 a.m. Colloquium with Prof. Michaelidis, Prof. Tamis, P. Gogidis, T. Stavridis, AMAC Macedonian House (Round-table discussions in both English and Greek regarding Current trends in Balkan Politics: The case of FYROM and Greece)
SYDNEY: Sunday, 20 November
6.00 p.m. Public Lecture at AHEPA House (394 Princes Hwy, Rockdale) Topic: Greece and Balkans: Divergence v Convergence (The lecture will be delivered in Greek)
CANBERRA: Wednesday, 23 November
6.00 p.m. Public Lecture at the Hellenic Club (Matilda Street, Woden) Topic: The Restricting tendencies in the Balkans: The case of Greece (The lecture will be delivered in English)
Professor Michaelidis is an expert in Balkan history from the University of Thessaloniki. He speaks Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbian and the Macedoslav languages and is familiar with the cultural and environments of the aforementioned countries. Professor Michaelidis published extensively on the Balkans peoples and is an Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Greek History.