The University Seminars Program (2000-2016) of the Onassis Foundation USA organized and sponsored the visits of eminent visiting scholars and prestigious speakers from the United States and abroad to university campuses and other educational and cultural institutions across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Invitees who offered mini-courses and semester courses were integrated in the academic curriculum of the host universities as Onassis Visiting Professors and their students received corresponding academic credits.
The Program’s Visiting Scholars offered Seminar, Lectures, Mini-Courses and Full Semester Courses on topics that relate to all periods and aspects of Hellenic history, culture and society. The University Seminars Program also enriched its educational initiative through organizing and co-sponsoring special events such as international conferences, documentary film screenings and book presentations throughout the Americas. Selected events were open to the public.
Since the inception of the Program in 2000, more than 200 scholars were hosted by more than 500 educational and cultural institutions across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and Colombia.