Marianna V. Vardinoyannis
Marianna V. Vardinoyannis is a Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO for the protection of children, founder and president of the ‘Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation’, of the ‘ELPIDA Friends’ Association of Children with cancer’ and of the ‘Orama Elpidas Association’. She has built up an extensive record of humanitarian work for the benefit of children and disadvantaged social groups in Greece and abroad, as well as on issues of peace, human rights, education, health, cultural heritage and dialogue among civilizations. She serves as member of the Advisory Board of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and she founded and funds the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies. She also serves as trustee of the MENTOR Foundation against drugs and of the ‘Nizami Ganjavi International Center’, as member of the Leadership Council of the ‘Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’, as founding member of the ‘Light of Africa Foundation’, as president of the Honorary Committee of the Special Olympics Hellas, and member of many other organizations. Dr Vardinoyannis holds BA in History of Art and in Economics, MPhil in Archaeology as well as honorary doctorates in Law, Philosophy and Human Studies. She has received numerous distinctions: Officer of the Legion d’Honneur of the French Republic (2015), Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur (2006), ‘Mother Teresa Medal’ of the Albanian Republic (2015), ‘Golden Cross of the Order of Benefaction’ of the Hellenic Republic (2002), Office of the Great Lady of the Patriarchal Throne of St Mark (Patriarchate of Alexandria, 2008), ‘Ripple of Hope’ Award of the ‘Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ (2015), Grand Prix de la Charte de Paris contre le cancer-AVEC (2014), Athens Academy Award (2017 and 1997) and many others.
BOOKS BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR
Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 Centuries – Papers presented at the conference held on December 13–15 2017 at Acropolis Museum, Athens
ed. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis
This proceedings volume includes high-level dialogues and philosophical discussions between international experts on Hellenistic Alexandria. The goal was to celebrate the 24 centuries which have elapsed since its foundation and the beginning of the Library and the Museum of Alexandria. READ MORE
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