A Conversation with the Mayor of Sparta on the City’s Future
15 January 2021

Petros Doukas, Mayor of Sparta, will join the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles for a conversation on his city’s rich history and promising future.

Register for the free, virtual event.

As part of its major Laconia Initiative, SNF is supporting a number of major projects in and around Sparta, including upgrading and expanding the city’s museum offerings, construction of a School of Byzantine Music and Hagiography, and an effort to revive the nearby village of Vamvakou. Additionally, SNF’s major Health Initiative in Greece includes the construction of a new hospital, designed by Renzo Piano, in Sparta.

The SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at UCLA, a hub for teaching and research in anthropology, archaeology, art history, classics, digital humanities, Greek, history, and philosophy, received a foundational $5 million grant from SNF in 2017 and launched in 2020.