Athanasios Moulakis

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Athanasios Moulakis  

It is with immense sadness that we note the death on July 18, 2015 of our adored husband, father and grandfather. His ready, flashing smile and joyful laughter will be missed by all who knew him. His was a profound, broad and thoughtful mind, yet he wore his knowledge with an uncommon lightness. At home in Europe as well as America, he taught courses in Politics and the History of Ideas at institutions of higher education in six countries and in four languages. As an active champion of liberal education both in the U.S. and abroad he was the founding director and designer of an innovative program of Humanities for Engineers at the University of Colorado, and, more recently, President of the American University of Afghanistan as well as of the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani. He was generous with his time: mentoring students and younger colleagues, and, with his endless curiosity, sharing and developing ideas with his many friends. His faith in the value of the life of the mind and his enduring love of his native Greece and its cultural/philosophical past accompanied and sustained him to the end. Those who knew Thanasis will comprehend the enormity of our loss. Eleanor Gail Moulakis, Anne Moulakis and her greatly cherished daughters, Irina and Sophia. Memorial to be held in Greece.


Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 16, 2015