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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi hosts former Greek minister as colloquium speaker

October 31, 2012

John Panaretos, former Greek deputy minister of education, lifelong learning and religious affairs, will discuss "Public Universities at a Time of Austerity and Crisis: Some Lessons from Greece," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Panaretos will be speaking as part of the Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. Click here to RSVP.

Following the talk, a question-and-answer session will be moderated by Ralph J. Hexter, UC Davis provost and executive vice chancellor. The event is free and open to the public.

Panaretos served as a Greek deputy minister from 2009 to 2011. He is now professor of probability and statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Greek Parliament, and director of the Institute of Statistical Documentation Research and Analysis in Greece.

The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers series brings together distinguished scholars and government leaders offering conversations with the academic community and broader public around pressing issues.

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