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2016hellenism conference smallAHI Events

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.



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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 Releases Letter to 60 Minutes Refuting Importance of Turkey’s Air Bases
Written by Staff Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:00

AHI Responds to Correct the Record on Greece, Clinton and “Macedonia”

WASHINGTON, DC The Hill, a top U.S. political website vital to policy, politics, and election campaigns, published the American Hellenic Institute’s (AHI) response to a November 28, 2016 commentary titled, “When Greece and Hillary Clinton tried to erase Macedonia” by Bill Nicholov.

 
AHI Responds to Correct the Record on Greece, Clinton and “Macedonia”
Written by Staff Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00

AHI Responds to Correct the Record on Greece, Clinton and “Macedonia”

WASHINGTON, DC The Hill, a top U.S. political website vital to policy, politics, and election campaigns, published the American Hellenic Institute’s (AHI) response to a November 28, 2016 commentary titled, “When Greece and Hillary Clinton tried to erase Macedonia” by Bill Nicholov.

 
AHI Announces New Hire; Milios Joins Staff as Legislative Assistant, Special Projects Coordinator
Written by Staff Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

2016peter photoAHI Announces New Hire; Milios Joins Staff as Legislative Assistant, Special Projects Coordinator

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is pleased to announce the hire of Peter Milios as the Institute’s Special Projects Coordinator and Legislative Assistant.

“We are excited and fortunate to have Peter join our staff,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “In college, Peter served in many capacities that required a significant amount of responsibility and accountability.  The legislative experience he gained through his internships in Florida, and his demonstrated passion for international affairs, will be a tremendous asset to our mission.”

 
AHI President Shares AHI’s Message with Delaware Community
Written by Staff Thursday, 01 December 2016 01:00

AHI President Shares AHI’s Message with Delaware Community

WASHINGTON, DC —American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis spoke before 70 persons at a reception hosted by Demitrios and Georgia Halakos, Greenville, Del., November 3, 2016.

“On behalf of AHI, I sincerely thank Demitrios and Georgia Halakos for hosting me for a discussion about the importance of AHI’s activities and initiatives to United States relations with Greece and Cyprus,” Larigakis said. “Demitrios and Georgia were gracious hosts.  I appreciated the opportunity to share AHI’s message with a significant number of people from the Delaware community.”

 
AHI Holds 13th Annual Golf Classic; Panel Discussion on Sports Held
Written by Staff Monday, 31 October 2016 00:00

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WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its Thirteenth Annual Golf Classic at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 17, 2016.  Fifty-eight golfers participated. Celebrity appearances were made by: Christine Brennan, journalist, USA Today, Jim Daopoulos, ESPN rules analyst and former NFL official; and Dickie Noles, employee assistance professional for the Philadelphia Phillies and former MLB pitcher, who appeared at a morning sports panel to discuss current events and issues affecting the sporting world.  The Tournament Sponsor was Calamos Investments, which was represented by Yanni Sianis, vice president, Global Business Development, who offered a greeting. Peter Bota served as Tournament Chairman.