Friends of Modern Greek Studies

The success of the Program in Modern Greek Studies, despite a lack of permanent funding, has mobilized volunteers and donors within the Brown family. Following the second year of the program, a group of Greeks and Philhellenes in Rhode Island organized the “Friends of Modern Greek Studies at Brown,” an association with the goal of enhancing the accessibility of Greek cultural programs to members of campus and the local community.

Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the group's president, Dr.Venetia Georas, the membership of the “Friends of Modern Greek Studies at Brown” numbers more than sixty, many of whom regularly attend lectures and seminars at Brown.


In September 2016, the Modern Greek Studies program at Brown received generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation USA,  for a five year position in Modern Greek literature in the department of Comparative Literature,  co- funded by the office of the Dean of the Faculty.