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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.



Policy Statement

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.



AHIF’s Foreign Policy Students Depart for Greece, Cyprus
Written by Staff Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

AHIF’s Foreign Policy Students Depart for Greece, Cyprus

Students to receive first-hand foreign policy experience about the region from experts

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) College Student Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus begins its eighth year as students from across the United States gathered for briefings in Washington before departing for Cyprus, June 17, 2016. The two-week program concludes when the students return from Athens, Greece, July 1, 2016.

 
AHI Organizes Third Greek Heritage Night at Phillies Game
Written by Staff Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:00

01AHI Organizes Third Greek Heritage Night at Phillies Game

Inspirational Cancer Survivor Pethokoukis Throws Out First Pitch

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute organized its Third Annual Greek Heritage Night held in cooperation with Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, June 2, 2016, at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.  Approximately 700 persons from the Tri-State Philadelphia area were in attendance to see the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

 
AHI Conducts Annual Trip to Greece, Cyprus
Written by Staff Friday, 03 June 2016 00:00

AHI Conducts Annual Trip to Greece, Cyprus

3912th Athens Awards Dinner Held, Draws Largest Crowd Ever

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 officials with the purpose of strengthening relations and addressing issues of mutual concern.  The 10-day trip occurred May 4 to 12, 2016.

 
Former AHI Foundation Participant Details Expedition of Cyprus
Written by Staff Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Former AHI Foundation Participant Details Expedition of Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — From time to time, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) presents updates on alumni of the AHI Foundation Study Abroad program or former interns.

 
AHI Hosts Annual Congressional Salute to Greek Independence Day
Written by Staff Tuesday, 03 May 2016 00:00

AHI Hosts Annual Congressional Salute to Greek Independence Day

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) celebrated the 195th anniversary of Greek Independence Day by hosting its annual “Congressional Salute to Greek Independence Day,” on April 13, 2016.  The common democratic ideals held by Greece and the United States were reaffirmed by several members of Congress at the event which was held in cooperation with the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). 

 
AHIF President, AHI Members Serve as Grand Marshals at Greek Independence Parades
Written by Staff Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:00

3AHIF President, AHI Members Serve as Grand Marshals at Greek Independence Parades

WASHINGTON, DC — AHI Foundation President Dr. Spiros Spireas and AHI Members Paul Kotrotsios and Dr. Panayiotis Baltatzis served as Grand Marshals at Greek Independence Day parades held this month.  Dr. Spireas served as one of the Grand Marshals of the New York City Greek Independence Day Parade, April 10, 2016.  Kotrotsios and Dr. Baltatzis served as Grand Marshals of the Baltimore Greek Independence Day Parade, April 3, 2016.

 
Former AHIF Student Trip Participant to Advise Presidential Candidate on Foreign Policy
Written by Staff Saturday, 02 April 2016 00:00

2016george papadopoulosFormer AHIF Student Trip Participant to Advise Presidential Candidate on Foreign Policy 

WASHINGTON, DC — From time to time, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) presents updates on alumni of the AHI Foundation Study Abroad program or former interns.

George Papadopoulos, a participant on the 2009 AHIF Student Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus, has been named a foreign policy adviser to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.  In addition to AHI, Papadopoulos, an international energy consultant, has been a researcher at the Hudson Institute before joining the London Center of International Law Practice.  He also advised former Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson.