Academic Program

The University Seminars Program is the primary focus of the Onassis Foundation USA’s Academic Program, which places eminent scholars from around the world in universities in North, Central, and South America for courses on topics related to Hellenic civilization. Onassis Visiting Professors teach both short-term and full semester courses on topics that relate to all periods and aspects of Hellenic history, culture, and society.

Since the inception of the Program in 2000, more than 200 scholars have been hosted by more than 500 educational and cultural institutions across the United States, Canada, and Central and South America.

Through the Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture, Oxford University Press publishes books based on original scholarly material presented within the University Seminars Program. Each book is authored by an Onassis Visiting Scholar. So far, 16 books have been published in the series.

The Academic Program is currently under revision and will resume in early 2018.