Yale strengthens ties with University of Athens

Pericles Lewis, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English at Yale University, serves as dean of Yale College. He owes his Greek name to his father's love for the Greek historian Thucydides. He relies a lot on technology, but he does try to spend some time away from it "in order to think more clearly," He is after all concerned about technology taking a toll on our attention spans. 

Speaking to Kathimerini, Lewis says that in his view the ideal educational system combines public and private universities, guarantees the independence of teaching staff, and is designed to quickly adapt to changes happening around us.

Lewis was recently in Athens to deliver a speech at an event organized by Yale Club Greece. During the event, which was held with the support of Accenture, he took part in a conversation with Kathimerini's Executive...

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