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The Netherlands Institute at Athens is happy to announce a double bill of lectures "A Tale of Four Cities and Two Statesmen: Max van der Stoel, Joseph Luns and Dutch Policies towards the 1967-1974 Greek Junta" by Anet Bleich and Albert Kersten.
The event will take place on Wednesday 19 June (7:00 p.m.), at the auditorium of the Danish Institute at Athens (Herefondos 14A, Plaka). 

The story of how the emblematic Dutch politicians Max van der Stoel and Joseph Luns shaped Dutch policies towards the Greek military dictatorship in The Hague, Athens, Strasburg and Brussels will be at the heart of this double bill of lectures (in English) by the two biographers of both statesmen. 

First speaker of the evening will be the historian and journalist Anet Bleich, whose biography on Max van der Stoel was published last year. The title of her presentation is "Max van der Stoel, an Unglamorous Champion for Democracy in Greece and Europe".

After Anet Bleich the floor is for the historian Albert Kersten, who wrote Joseph Luns' biography in 2010. His presentation is entitled: "The Other Dutchman: Joseph Luns and his Policies as Foreign Minister and Nato Secretary-General". 

At the end of the evening, there will be time for questions and discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: The event will take place at the auditorium of the Danish Institute at Athens (Herefondos 14A, Plaka). 

This event is the second in a series hosted by the Netherlands Institute, the Danish Institute, the Swedish Institute and the Norwegian Institute at Athens in the context of the conference The 'Greek Case' in the Council of Europe: A Game Changer for International Law and Human Rights? (Athens, 12–14 December 2019). 

Perceived as a prequel to the conference that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Greece's withdrawal from the Council of Europe, the lectures engage with the broader issues involved, concerning human rights, European institutions and international law in the past and contemporary times. They will feature leading scholars, journalists, writers and human rights practitioners, among others. All lectures will take place at the Danish Institute at Athens from April to November 2019.



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