André Gerolymatos, Professor of History and Director of the Hellenic Studies Program, Simon Fraser University

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 14:45

"The Civil War Within: British Intelligence and the Greek Left" Professor Gerolymatos' lecture focused on the role of British intelligence operations in Greece during the occupation, which served as catalysts for civil war. Effectively, collaboration between the Greek guerrilla bands and the British afforded the resistance organizations training and access to weapons, along with recognition and legitimacy. Andre´ Gerolymatos is a Professor of International Studies and History at Simon Fraser University. In addition, he is the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies. Within the School of International Studies, Dr. Gerolymatos specializes in intelligence, military and diplomatic history. His interests include the role of intelligence organizations in warfare with particular emphasis on the implementation of guerrilla and urban warfare in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as well as terrorism as a recent byproduct. He has done research on how these aspects of conflict impact on international politics and diplomacy. He has examined the evolution of conflict in Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East within the context of these themes and continues to observe the pervasive influence of intelligence organizations on the state. Dr. Gerolymatos brings a wide range of experience to the School of International Studies that ranges from academia to government work.