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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.



New Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Meets with AHI
Written by Staff Friday, 23 September 2016 00:00

New Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Meets with AHI

WASHINGTON, DC —Representatives of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) met with new U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Jonathan Cohen, September 16, 2016, The introductory meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary Cohen, who previously served in Nicosia, Cyprus as Deputy Chief of Mission, took place at the U.S. Department of State.

 
In Their Words: Student Essays
Written by Staff Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

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 Eighth Annual American Hellenic Institute Foundation College Student Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus.

 
Eighth Annual AHIF Foreign Policy Trip to Greece, Cyprus a Success
Written by Staff Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

President Pavlopoulos with the students.President Pavlopoulos with the students.Eighth 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 eighth year as ten students from across the United States participated in the two-week program held June 17 to July 1, 2016. 

 
New American Ambassador to Greece Meets with AHI
Written by Staff Friday, 09 September 2016 00:00

New American Ambassador to Greece Meets with AHI

WASHINGTON, DC —The newly-confirmed American ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, met with representatives of the American Hellenic Institute on September 6, 2016, as part of his preparations before he departs for his new post.  The meeting took place at AHI’s Hellenic House.

 
AHI Condemns Turkey’s Cancellation of Religious Service Commemorating Virgin Mary
Written by Staff Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

AHI Condemns Turkey’s Cancellation of Religious Service Commemorating Virgin Mary

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) condemns the recent decision by the Turkish government to not allow services to take place at the historical Greek Orthodox monastery, Panayia Soumela, in Trabzon, Turkey on August 15, the feast day of the Virgin Mary.

 
AHI President Honored by Community of Glossa, Skopelos, Greece
Written by Staff Thursday, 11 August 2016 00:00

Nick Larigakis receiving award in Skopelos.Larigakis receiving his award.AHI President Honored by Community of Glossa, Skopelos, Greece

WASHINGTON, DC —The Worldwide Association of Glossa Descendants honored American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis for his distinguished work around the world as AHI president on behalf of the Greek Diaspora, at “ARAMIS” Taverna, in Loutraki, Skopelos, August 5, 2016.

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

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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.