Eminent professor and writer Demetrios G. Kousoulas passed away on Tuesday morning in his home in Bethesda, Maryland as The (Greek) National Herald reported. His children and his grandson stood by his side till the end offering him a peaceful goodbye. His health condition had deteriorated over the last two months, but he never gave up, he didn’t lose his strength and determination, according to his family members. Even when his doctors gave up hope, Demetrios still found the power to give courage to his family.
His death has devastated his children George and Claudia, his grandson Matthew and his brother Ioannis resident of Greece, his nephews and other family members.
Dr D.G. Kousoulas was a great academic professor, writer and close associate of the English edition of The National Herald. His special articles were always “most read” and a source of inspiration for Greek-Americans, as he was passionate about Greek history and a huge supporter of Greek national issues as well as the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
He was born in Chalkida in 1923 and came to America in 1951, right after he graduated from the Law School of Athens having received a Fulbright scholarship.
He studied at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he obtained his Master Degree with the following dissertation: “The Price of Freedom, Greece in World Affairs 1939-1953”.
In 1961 he started teaching at the Howard University in New York and during 1966-1970 he served as the director of the Faculty of Political Science in the same university.
He also worked as a professor at Georgetown University as well as a visiting professor to many others.