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AHI offers several exciting programs throughout the year. Each spring, AHI’s gala “Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner” honors the best and brightest in the Greek American community; in the fall we hold a conference on “The Future of Hellenism in America," held each year at different cities around the country; and in the summer the “College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip to Greece and Cyprus” a two-week trip to Washington, DC, Greece and Cyprus college students have the opportunity to see and experience first hand foreign policy issues affecting US-Greece-Cyprus relations.

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AHI’s members care deeply about the United States’ relationship with Greece and Cyprus and their neighbors. Following Pericles’s admonition that good citizenship requires involvement in public affairs, we recognize the important role played in a vibrant democracy by alert and engaged citizens.

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Each year, AHI initiates congressional legislation, issues policy statements, and serves as an effective watchdog on issues affecting U.S. relations in Southeastern Europe. Key issues have included ending the illegal occupation of Cyprus, the treatment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, aggression in the Aegean Sea, and the U.S.’s response to the dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the latter nation’s name.


2AHI President Serves as Grand Marshal of Tarpon Springs Greek Independence Parade

WASHINGTON, DC — AHI President Nick Larigakis served as one of five Grand Marshals at the Tarpon Springs, Fla., Greek Independence Day parade held March 19, 2017.  


AHI Takes Issue with United CEO’s Criticism of New Emirates Route to Athens

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute wrote to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to express “profound disappointment” with his comments that attacked the launch of Emirates Airline’s year-round, non-stop daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Athens, Greece. 


AHI Submits Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY2018 Foreign Aid to Southeastern Europe, Eastern Mediterranean

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) submitted testimony to the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on the Trump Administration’s foreign aid proposal for FY2018 on March 21, 2017.


2017ahidinnerjournalAHI Makes Available Awards Dinner Journal

WASHINGTON, DC — We would like to thank the honorees, guests and supporters for making the 42nd Annual Hellenic Heritage Achievement & National Public Service Awards Dinner a great success.

Please click here to take a look at our 42nd Annual Dinner Ad Journal.


AHI Releases 2016 Annual Report

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) announced the release of its 2016 Annual Report today. 

“All of AHI’s policy-based programs and initiatives for 2016 that advance the best interests of the United States on issues of importance to the Greek American community are encapsulated in this report,” President Nick Larigakis said. “We are proud to highlight our successful programming, which includes our ‘Future of Hellenism in America’ conference, foreign policy trip abroad for college students, and several policy forums, among other initiatives and events.”