CYA has the honor of hosting Nicholas Yatromanolakis, Greece's Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, responsible for Contemporary Culture, for a lecture on "Culture as a driver for growth" on Wednesday, 21 April 2021, at 12 p.m. (EST) / 7 p.m. (Athens).
Besides its intrinsic value, culture can be a powerful driver for development, with community-wide social, economic, and environmental impacts. The adoption of alternative, culture-centric, sustainable growth models for local communities and regions, can create ecosystems that incorporate the tourism, education, agri-food, retail sectors, and more. Furthermore, the cultural and creative sector is in a strategic position to offer added value across industries. For all these reasons, they represent one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the global economy, creating sustainable jobs along the way. Culture-led development also includes a range of non-monetized benefits, such as greater social inclusiveness and rootedness, resilience, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship for individuals and communities, and the use of local resources, skills, and knowledge.
Discussant for the lecture will be CYA Trustee and alumna Elaine Papoulias (CYA '91), Executive Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
Two members of CYA's academic community, Athena Hadji (Ph.D. Archaeology-Art History-Cultural Anthropology, UC Berkeley) and Antonios Giannopoulos (Ph.D. in Marketing & Communication and MBA graduate from Athens University of Economics and Business), will participate during the Q&A session following Mr. Yatromanolakis' remarks.
Please register below to receive your link to join.
Join us Wednesday, 21 April 2021, at 12 p.m. (EST) / 7 p.m. (Athens).