Eleni Myrivili (PhD Anthropology, 2004) appointed as 'Chief Heat Officer' for Athens, Greece

Eleni Myrivil, who obtained her PhD from Columbia's Department of Anthropology in 2004, is at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate-related heat crises. Appointed as Chief Heat Officer in Athens in 2021, she was elected to the Athens City Council in 2014 and served as a deputy mayor from 2017 to 2019, focusing on the city’s resilience amid climate change. 

For more on Eleni Myrivili's path-breaking efforts to bring anthropology to bear on the most pressing problems of the times in Greece, read the article in the New York Times.

August 22, 2021