Churchill and the Greeks – André Gerolymatos – Annual Banquet

May 17, 2016 @ 05:45pm

Please join us on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker André Gerolymatos, who will address our members on Churchill and the Greeks.

A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Gerolymatos has a special interest in the political and social history of modern Greece, military history, intelligence and guerrilla warfare in the 20th Century, as well as security studies and international relations in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Dr. André Gerolymatos is a Professor of History, an Associate Member in the School of Criminology, holds the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair of Hellenic Studies, and is Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.  He is also a concurrent Professor at the History College of Nankai University, China.

Dr. Gerolymatos holds a PhD in History and an MA in Classics from McGill University and a BA Honours in Classics from Concordia University.  He is fluent in English and Greek and reads Ancient Greek.  He has authored seven books including Castles Made of Sand: A Century of Anglo-American Espionage, Black Ops, and Intervention in the Middle East and Red Acropolis, Black Terror:  The Greek Civil War and the Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry.  He is a regular contributor of articles to The Globe and Mail, The National Herald, and The Vancouver Sun.  In 2011, Dr. Gerolymatos was awarded The Hellenic Republic’s Order of the Phoenix, Officer Gold Cross in recognition of his contributions to Greek culture, and in 2012 was awarded HRH Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal acknowledging his contribution to Canadian national security.  Amongst his many lectures and papers presented at learned societies and associations, one of his most recent was Greece, Europe’s Periphery and the Future of the Eurozone.

Dr. Gerolymatos is a long time friend of the Churchill Society of British Columbia and last addressed our members on Churchill and the Intelligence Community in 2009.

Date:               Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Location:        Members’ Lounge, The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.

Time:               Reception and Cash Bar starts at 5:45 pm, Dinner in Ballroom at 7:00 pm

Cost:                $120 each for a Member of the Society, spouse, partner or an immediate family member

$140 each for a non-Member (includes wine with dinner)

 Please note the dress code is black tie or mess kit (business attire optional)

Please inform our Administrator, April Accola, of your attendance by email at or online at