Marathon2500 is a project of the New York-based nonprofit, Reading Odyssey, Inc.
The mission of Marathon2500 is to make it easy for people around the world to celebrate and learn about the significance of the Battle of Marathon, which happened 2,500 years ago (as of September 2011).
The Reading Odyssey seeks to reignite curiosity and lifelong learning - or - as Aristotle might way, we are helping people to practice the habit of wisdom.
We run phone, web and live events such as reading groups, lectures, conferences and the global arts celebration, Slow Art Day.
Below are the volunteers - scholars, sponsors and readers - who are on the Board and help make all of the programs of the Reading Odyssey possible.
Professor of Greek History, the A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of Clare College; Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy at New York University.
Harvard College Professor; Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neuroscience
Leon Golden Professor of Classics, Florida State University
Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College
Independent scholar and businessman; founder and editor of the Landmark series - Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon and forthcoming titles.
President, Citrix Online
Manager, Business Development, Cisco
Founder, Cathryn Cranston Consulting (former Publisher Harvard Business Review)
Partner, Sulevia Group (former VP,GM Forbes)
Partner, Anderson Kill
Vice President, Liquidnet
So Young Park
Vice President, Marketing and E-commerce, PennySaverUSA.com
CEO, Creative Good; Founder, The Councils; Founder, Reading Odyssey
Managing Editor, Forbes
Musician; co-founder, Reading Odyssey