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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 Issues Statement on 42nd Anniversary of Invasion of Cyprus
Written by Staff Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00

AHI Issues Statement on 42nd Anniversary of Invasion of Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) remembers the solemn 42nd anniversary of NATO member Turkey’s brutal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus, a member of the European Union.

 
AHI Marks 42nd Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with Congressional Briefing
Written by Staff Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

AHI Marks 42nd Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with Congressional Briefing

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) marked the 42nd 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 14, 2016.  The briefing’s forum allowed members of Congress to share their perspectives on the Cyprus issue and prospects for a solution amid the current settlement talks, which would be greatly aided with the removal of Turkish troops from the island. The legislators also called for continued U.S. engagement on Cyprus.

 
AHI Mourns Passing of Former Congressman, NYU President Dr. John Brademas
Written by Staff Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00

John BrademasAHI Mourns Passing of Former Congressman, NYU President Dr. John Brademas

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) mourns the passing of Dr. John Brademas, former United States representative from Indiana, President Emeritus of New York University, and longstanding AHI member.  He passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016. He was 89.

 
AHI Hosts Reception in Appreciation of Col. Neroulias
Written by Staff Saturday, 09 July 2016 00:00

AHI Hosts Reception in Appreciation of Col. Neroulias

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a reception in appreciation for Col. Andreas Neroulias, June 6, 2016, at the 3 West Club, New York City.  Col. Nerouilas is the founder and organizer of AHI’s monthly networking receptions that have been held in Manhattan for 20 years.  The June 6 reception marked his “retirement” from his position as president of AHI’s New York Chapter, a position he has held since 2001.

 
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.