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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.

AHI Legal Counsel Appears on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” to Discuss Greece’s Debt Crisis
Written by Staff Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

AHI Legal Counsel Appears on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” to Discuss Greece’s Debt Crisis

Karambelas: Greece a symptom, not a cause, of Euro crisis

WASHINGTON, DC —Nicholas G. Karambelas, Esq., volunteer legal counsel, American Hellenic Institute (AHI), and partner, Sfikas & Karambelas LLP, appeared on National Public Radio’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” June 23, 2015, to discuss “The Greek Debt Crisis and the Threat to the Eurozone.”  The show aired on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC. 

 
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.”

 
AHIF’s Foreign Policy Students Embark for Greece, Cyprus
Written by Staff Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00

AHIF’s Foreign Policy Students Embark for Greece, Cyprus

Students 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 seventh year as students from across the United States gathered for briefings in Washington before departing for Cyprus on June 19, 2015. The two-week program concludes July 3, 2015, when the students return from Athens.

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

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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.

 
AHI Panel Examines Next Steps for Greece in Economic Crisis
Written by Staff Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

AHI Panel Examines Next Steps for Greece in Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a panel discussion titled “The Greek Crisis: What is next for Greece and the Eurozone?,” June 10, 2015, at the Capital Hilton.  Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos, ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the U.S., provided opening remarks. 

 
Forum Commemorates Anniversary of the Battle of Crete
Written by Staff Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

Forum Commemorates Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a forum titled “The Significance of the Battle of Crete,” featuring Col. Evangelos Papadopoulos, defense attaché, Embassy of Greece, at Hellenic House, June 2, 2015. The forum served to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the 1941 battle between the Allies and Axis forces on Crete.  

 
AHI Applauds House Passage of Defense Authorization Act
Written by Staff Friday, 22 May 2015 00:00

AHI Applauds House Passage of Defense Authorization Act

Legislation includes amendment to assess military capability of the Republic of Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) applauds passage of H.R.1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA), by the U.S. House of Representatives, May 15, 2015, that includes an amendment aimed to assess the military capability of the Republic of Cyprus. U.S. Rep. Dave Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) sponsored the amendment, which the House approved by voice vote.

In the following statement, AHI President Nick Larigakis explains the importance and relevance of the Cicilline/Bilirakis amendment to United States interests: