The Dennis A. Georges Lecture in Hellenic Culture

Thanks to a generous donation by Constantine Georges ('77) and his family, the Dennis A. Georges Lecture series was established as a memorial to Mr. Dennis A. Georges, Constantine's father. The lecture series brings prominent scholars of Greek studies to Tulane, usually during the spring semester, to give a public lecture.

Dennis A. Georges was a native of Arfara, Greece, where his family's farm produced some of the world's finest olives and olive oil. Mr. Georges joined the Greek resistance as a guerilla fighter during the German occupation in WWII, fought the Communists during the Greek Civil War, and later was a member of the Royal Hellenic Air Force, serving as part of the U.N. contingent in Korea. He received the Truman Citation, presented to him by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and was decorated by the president of South Korea and King Pavlos of Greece. While stationed at Keesler Air Base in Biloxi, he met his bride-to-be, Anita Pelias, born in New Orleans of Greek parents. In 1954 he immigrated to New Orleans and began work for his father-in-law in the Imperial Trading Company; he ultimately became Chairman of the Board and served in that capacity until his death in 2002. He was president of New Orleans' Greek Orthodox Board of Trustees for most of the 1970s and was dedicated to preserving his Hellenic heritage both in the United States and Greece, establishing and promoting cultural events and charities.

For information on this year's lecture, please click here.
A list of past lectures can be seen here.

Department of Classical Studies
Jones Hall 210
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118