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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.

Two Former AHI Foundation Study Abroad Students’ Works Published
Written by Staff Friday, 28 August 2015 00:00

Two Former AHI Foundation Study Abroad Students’ Works Published 

WASHINGTON, DC — Two former AHI Foundation Study Abroad participants had their recent works about Cyprus published recently.

Leah Barkoukis, a features editor for Townhall.com who participated on the 2010 American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Foreign Policy Program, authored a piece titled “Europe's Last Divided Capital Remembers Anniversary of Turkish Invasion,” which was published in Townhall.com, July 20, 2015, the 41st anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the Republic of Cyprus. Barkoukis received a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Classical Studies from the College of William and Mary.

 
AHI Welcomes White House Discussion on Greece
Written by Staff Saturday, 08 August 2015 00:00

AHI Welcomes White House Discussion on Greece

Calls for Policy Action to Spur Investment Opportunities in Greece

WASHINGTON, DC –The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) participated at a White House-hosted discussion on Greece at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on August 6, 2015.  AHI Legal Counsel Nicholas G. Karambelas, Esq., who is a partner in Sfikas & Karambelas LLP, represented AHI.

 
AHI Legal Counsel’s Firm Establishes Publishing Company; With Trade Agreements Looming, First Publication Focuses on Doing Business in U.S.
Written by Staff Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

AHI Legal Counsel’s Firm Establishes Publishing Company; With Trade Agreements Looming, First Publication Focuses on Doing Business in U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is pleased to announce that Nicholas G. Karambelas, Esq. who is a partner in Sfikas & Karambelas LLP and volunteer legal counsel to AHI, has founded Tribonian Publishing LLC.  The publishing company’s first publication is an e-book entitled, A Guide to the Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United States for the Foreign Business Person.  The e-book is available for use on computers and mobile devices.

 
AHI Founder Honored by American Hellenic Council of California
Written by Staff Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

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WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Council of California honored American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Founder Eugene T. Rossides at its 40th Annual Honors Dinner Dance, April 25, 2015, Los Angeles.

“I am deeply grateful for this wonderful honor from the American Hellenic Council of California, which has done so much to help Greek Americans advocate in California,” AHI Founder Rossides said. “It’s also humbling to be honored among a distinguished group of accomplished Hellenes.”

 
AHI Conducts Annual Trip to Greece, Cyprus
Written by Staff Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:00

2015pr33-smallAHI Conducts Annual Trip to Greece, Cyprus

11th Athens Awards Dinner Held

WASHINGTON, DC —A delegation from the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) successfully completed the organization’s annual leadership trip to Greece and Cyprus where it held substantive meetings with high-ranking government, religious, and political officials with the purpose of strengthening relations and addressing issues of mutual concern. The 10-day trip occurred May 18 to 28, 2015.