Lufthansa airlines remains faithful to its goal of promoting the culture of each country to which it provides flight service.
Therefore, the German company is actively supporting the International Awards for Greek Culture established by Harvard University by providing prominent professors, who are travelling from or to Germany in order to participate in the Judge Committees and the Award Ceremonies, with free air tickets.
More particularly, Lufthansa has so far carried Mr. Wolfgang Rösler, Professor of Greek Culture in the Humboldt University of Berlin, Mr. Bukhard Fehr, Professor of Archaeology and History of Art of the ancient Mediterranean in the Hamburg University, as well as Mr. Gary Smith, President of the American Academy in Berlin.
The International Awards for Greek Culture of the University of Harvard promote Greece and its cultural representatives around the world. The institution has been characterized by many as the Greek Literature Nobel Prizes, since they are a tribute to the Greek culture, language, history, music, national identity and values.
The architects of this institution are two Greek Professors at the University of Harvard, Mr. Dimitrios Yiatromanolakis and Mr. Panayiotis Roilos, who are both quite young but have honored their home country Greece with their presence and scientific work across the world.
The two Greek Professors have also initiated the establishment of the Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library, which is part of the longest publication series of Greek literature in the world, the Loeb Classical Library. This publication series aims at promoting and transmitting the contemporary Greek spiritual and cultural heritage.
The Awards were presented on December 15 in Athens Concert Hall by the President of the Hellenic Republic.