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2017futureofhelsavethedateAHI 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 Writes to President Trump Ahead of Meeting with Prime Minister Tsipras

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump ahead of his scheduled meeting with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras at the White House, October 16, 2017.  


IMG 2748Nick Larigakis (R) and Larry Michael (L) present Lt. Gen. Stefanis (C) with a custom Washington Redskins jersey.

AHI Hosts Lt. General Alkiviadis Stefanis for Working Dinner

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a private dinner for Lieutenant General Alkiviadis Stefanis, chief of the Hellenic Army, September 20, 2017, at Metro 29 Diner, Arlington, Va.  Lt. General Stefanis became the first Greek military officer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Defense University.  The induction is considered to be an extremely high honor for foreign military officials.  


In Their Words: Student Essays

AHIF Student Foreign Policy Trip Participants Describe their Personal Experiences

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is releasing ten essays authored by participants of the Ninth Annual American Hellenic Institute Foundation College Student Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus.


AHI Applauds Senate Bill’s Increased Funding for Greece’s IMET Program 

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) applauds an increase in the funding level for Greece’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program that the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved in its Fiscal Year 2018 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill on September 7, 2017.


23Ninth Annual AHIF Foreign Policy Trip to Greece, Cyprus a Success

Students Gain Firsthand Experience about Eastern Mediterranean Region

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus completed its ninth year as ten students from across the United States participated in the two-week program held June 21 to July 7, 2017. 


07AHI Marks 43rd Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with Congressional Briefing  

Featured Speaker Greek Cypriot Chief Negotiator Ambassador Mavroyiannis

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) marked the 43rd anniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus by hosting a congressional briefing to discuss the current state of affairs on the island at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, July 19, 2017. 


AHI Issues Statement on 43rd Anniversary of Invasion of Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) remembers the solemn 43rd anniversary of NATO member Turkey’s brutal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus, a member of the European Union.


08AHI Organizes Fourth Greek Heritage Night at Phillies Game

Greek Ambassador Throws Out First Pitch

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute organized its Fourth Annual Greek Heritage Night held in cooperation with Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, June 20, 2017, at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.  Approximately 600 persons from the Tri-State Philadelphia area were in attendance to see the Philadelphia Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals.


PBS Broadcast Featuring Greece to Air this Week

WASHINGTON, DC — The PBS broadcast “This Is America Visits Greece” will air the first of its programs, “Greece Today: Parts I-III” beginning this week.  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is an underwriter of “This Is America Visits Greece” and AHI President Nick Larigakis is credited as a “special consultant” by the program’s producers.