Prof. David Charles will receive an Honorary Degree from The National Technical University of Athens on November 3, 2016.
“I am particularly honoured to be given a degree at this University which - as some may recall- was the scene of a heroic protest (in the form of a large demonstration) against the military ‘junta’ in Greece in November 1973. The protest was ended by tanks and several of the protesters lost their lives.
During the several days of the protest, the protesters repeatedly broadcast the words of the Greek poet Dionysos Solomos (from the Greek struggle for Independence):
Polytechneion here! People of Greece, the Polytechneion is the flag bearer of our struggle and your struggle, our common struggle against the dictatorship and for democracy.” -David Charles