George Vlahakis is an eminent historian of science and philosophy. He holds a fellowship at the International Academy of the History of Sciences, as well as being President of DHST/IUHPST’s Commission for Science and Literature.
His research examines the relationship between science and politics in Greece during the 20th century. He is particularly interested in how leftist scientists were treated after WWII.
Early Life and Education
George was a true Renaissance man, with an affinity for planets, birds and model trains. A lifelong learner who understood the value of an extensive education, George was also proud father to two daughters: Meredith and Vanessa.
On January 29th, 2020 at 75 years of age, he passed away. Survived by his wife Carol and daughter-in-law Donna, as well as sister Diane Vlahakis; brother Ed Vlahakis; numerous nieces and nephews; proud IU alumnus with impressive collection of trophies and awards; former Senior News and Media Specialist at IU Communications in Bloomington; author of numerous articles/books; avid traveler & photographer; all in addition to being survived by family members including his beloved doggie.
George Vlahakis is an associate professor of history of science and philosophy at the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University, researching the relationship between science and politics in Greece during the 20th century. In particular, his research interests focus on scientists affiliated with left political ideology who were treated harshly during Greece’s military junta after WWII.
He is a member of both the Association for the History of Science and Technology (DHST) and International Academy of the History of Sciences, as well as being an active participant at conferences. Additionally, he has published multiple articles in international journals and his book “Science and Politics in Independent Greece, 1870-1960” has been widely distributed around the world. Additionally, he has served as visiting professor at several Australian universities.
Achievements and Honors
George Vlahakis is an eminent businessman whose achievements have had a lasting impact on society. In 2017, Chapman University honored him with its School and College Distinguished Alumni Award.
He is the president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, a manufacturer of safer, greener plant-based personal care items. Under her guidance, EFP has achieved carbon neutrality, water neutrality as well as zero waste platinum certification at all four of their manufacturing facilities across the U.S.
He is an associate professor at Hellenic Open University, teaching history of science and philosophy. His research focuses on the connection between science and politics in Greece during the 20th century. Additionally, he belongs to various academic societies and organizations.
George Vlahakis was a renowned doctor who practiced in Yakima, Washington for over four decades. A member of the Washington State Psychiatric Association (WSPA), he was actively engaged in his profession. George mentored young psychiatrists, motivating them to advocate on behalf of mental health services and patients’ interests.
He was an enthusiastic birder and photographer, spending many hours observing wildlife and photographing. His favorite subjects were owls and warblers in the Pacific Northwest.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marina Vlahakis; daughters Tina Crownover and John Vlahakis; son Gregory Crownover; brother Ed Vlahakis; sister Fay Argy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a charity of their choice.
George Vlahakis has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He is best known as co-founder of Twiztid and Majik Ninja Entertainment.
He boasts an impressive business portfolio and owns multiple real estate properties across America, his most valuable asset being Dublin Square in Nashville, Tennessee.
George Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO of ECOS(r), is not only a successful businessman but an inspiring environmentalist. She is Greek-American and African-American, championing sustainability and diversity as core values at her company. For her sustainable leadership efforts, she has received numerous awards such as Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Powerful Women in 2020 and Conscious Company’s World-Changing Women in Conscious Business Award.