Conversations on Europe with Natalie Bakopoulos

Conversations on Europe with Natalie Bakopoulos

Yesterday, novelist Natalie Bakopoulos delivered a talk on the current crisis in Greece and its consequences, heightened nationalism, concerns about immigration and security, in the Conversations on Europe series. In her own words Natalie gave us a new perspective as an essayist: “I am not an economist or political scientist or historian, and  today I appear before you as an essayist.  As Montaigne coined it ‘an essay is a try, an attempt’ and so is as this that I offer you these words today: about fraud and authenticity, about uncertainty and identity, about inclusion and exile, about poetry and truth, and of course how all this relates to my beloved city of Athens.”

Video of this lecture available at


About Natasa Alajbegovic

Manager, Global Projects/International Institute, University of Michigan.
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