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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.

AHI-Athens President’s Article Published in Foreign Affairs Greek Edition
Written by Staff Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

AHI-Athens President’s Article Published in Foreign Affairs Greek Edition

WASHINGTON, DC Foreign Affairs, a leading magazine for analysis and debate of foreign policy, economics and global affairs, published an article in its Greek edition authored by George Economou.  Economou is founder of G.C. Economou & Associates Law Firm and president of the American Hellenic Institute-Athens Chapter.  The article is entitled “QUO VADIS CYPRUS? The slippery road to reaching agreement.”  It appeared in the December 2015 – January 2016 Greek edition of Foreign Affairs.

AHIF Releases Spring 2016 Issue of its Online Policy Journal
Written by Staff Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

AHIF Releases Spring 2016 Issue of its Online Policy Journal

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) announces the sixth volume release of its Spring 2016 Online Policy Journal.

The policy journal of the American Hellenic Institute is a forum for commentary and scholarship on issues of vital importance to Greek Americans. This particular issue probes recent developments in Cyprus, the historical atrocities committed by Turkey, and the dynamics of Greek America. Our contributors do not propose prescriptive agendas for others to follow but perspectives to be considered when planning activities regarding the foreign and domestic policies most relevant to Greek Americans.

Leading American Hellenic, American Jewish Groups to Embark on Leadership Mission to Greece, Cyprus, and Israel
Written by Staff Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

Leading American Hellenic, American Jewish Groups to Embark on Leadership Mission to Greece, Cyprus, and Israel

Joint Delegation on Historic Three-Country Trip: Jan. 10 to 19 

WASHINGTON, DC — In an initiative that represents the ongoing organizational cooperation between the American Hellenic and American Jewish communities, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), a Greek American public policy center and think tank; the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading membership-based grassroots association for American citizens of Hellenic heritage and Philhellenes; B’nai B’rith International, a worldwide Jewish community service organization widely known as one of the world's most influential humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organizations; and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a central coordinating body for American Jewry, representing 52 national Jewish agencies from across the political and religious spectrums; will embark on their second Leadership Mission comprised of 12 community leaders to Israel, Cyprus, and Greece. The trip begins Jan. 10, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel; continues in Nicosia, Cyprus, Jan. 13 to 14, 2016; and concludes in Athens, Greece, Jan. 14 to 19, 2016.

AHIF Hosts 14th Annual Future of Hellenism in America Conference
Written by Staff Wednesday, 23 December 2015 00:00

AHIF Hosts 14th Annual Future of Hellenism in America Conference

WASHINGTON, DC –The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) hosted its Fourteenth Annual Conference on the Future of Hellenism in America, keeping the discussion of the promotion and preservation of Hellenism at the forefront of the community. This year’s conference was held in Baltimore, Md., at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Nov. 20-21, 2015.

AHI Foundation Study Abroad Student’s Account Published by The National Herald
Written by Staff Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00

AHI Foundation Study Abroad Student’s Account Published by The National Herald

All Eight Student Essays Published on TNH’s Website 

WASHINGTON, DC — Niko Piperis, a junior at Boston College, and participant on the 2015 AHI Foundation Study Abroad program, has his experience published recently on the op-ed page of The National Herald, a leading Greek American weekly newspaper, Dec. 19-25, 2015 edition.

AHI President Honored by Greek Orthodox Community of Falls Church, Va.
Written by Staff Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

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WASHINGTON, DC —The Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church community of Falls Church, Va., honored American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis with its Community Service Award at its Annual Dinner Gala, Nov. 8, 2015.

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.”