ktirio simvouliou sigklitou The late Dinos Leventis was a distinguished member of Cypriot society, to which his support and contribution were invaluable. As Chairman of the A.G. Leventis Foundation in a time decisive for the European pathway of both Greece and Cyprus, he contributed immensely to the promotion of their culture and to their accession to the European Union. An internationally renowned personality, he was appointed Permanent Delegate of Cyprus to UNESCO in 1977 and he worked indefatigably for the preservation of Cyprus┬┤ cultural heritage and for the rapprochement between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots. In him, the University found a valuable, creative and modest supporter. In his capacity as member of the University Council, to which he was appointed in 1995, he supported the Institution enormously in acquiring the necessary material and scientific infrastructure so as to pursue its objectives and to establish itself within the international scientific community.
In her obituary of Dinos Leventis, Judith Herrin wrote "he said little, smiled a lot and did innumerable good deeds". He was cultured, kind, but above all modest. Modesty is the word most prevalent in all references to his personality and character.
The Senate of the University of Cyprus acknowledges the invaluable contribution of this distinguished person, who died in 2002, and has decided to establish an annual lecture in his memory, to be delivered each May in the context of the Europe Day celebrations organised by the University of Cyprus. Distinguished persons will be invited as keynote speakers and their lectures will be published in a special issue. In this way, the University of Cyprus will maintain the memory of Dinos Leventis alive and will honour a noble European whose contribution was crucial to the progress of the major intellectual institution of his homeland.
  • Lecture 2010
  • Lecture 2009
  • Lecture 2008
  • Lecture 2007
  • Lecture 2006
  • Lecture 2005
  • Lecture 2004
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