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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 Questions The Washington Times’ Relationship with “TRNC,” Requests Meeting
Written by Staff Friday, 24 October 2014 03:00

AHI Questions The Washington Times’ Relationship with “TRNC,” Requests Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) sent a letter to Mr. Thomas McDevitt, chairman of the board, The Washington Times, requesting a meeting to discuss the nature of the newspaper’s relationship with the illegal entity of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”

 
Turkey Raises Tensions in Eastern Mediterranean; AHI Expresses “Grave Concern” to VP Biden
Written by Staff Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

Turkey Raises Tensions in Eastern Mediterranean; AHI Expresses “Grave Concern” to VP Biden

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden to express grave concern about recent actions taken by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean that have raised tensions and the lack of a public denouncement of Turkey’s actions by the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of State. 

 
AHI Announces New Hire
Written by Staff Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00

Stephen KakourisAHI Announces New Hire

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) announces the hire of Stephen Kakouris as the organization’s Office Manager. 

“We are thrilled to have Stephen join our staff on a full-time basis,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “Stephen contributed to AHI’s policy work as an Intern and his background in International Studies will be an asset to our efforts.”

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in International Studies: Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a minor in Leadership Studies from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. During his studies, he conducted extensive research on the Cyprus Problem, an issue about which he is passionate.

 
AHI Mourns Passing of Champion of Hellenism Ted G. Spyropoulos
Written by Staff Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

AHI Mourns Passing of Champion of Hellenism Ted G. Spyropoulos

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) mourns the passing of Mr. Ted G. Spyropoulos on September 25, 2014, in Chicago.  

“Ted Spyropoulos was an extraordinary Hellene,” AHI Founder Gene Rossides said.  “Ted’s passing leaves a tremendous void in the Diaspora.  I admired his passion for Hellenism and his unselfish work on behalf of Hellenic causes. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

 
AHI Founder Hosted for Book Presentation by American Hellenic Council
Written by Staff Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

AHI Founder Hosted for Book Presentation by American Hellenic Council

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Council hosted American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Founder Eugene T. Rossides for a presentation on his newly-released book "Kissinger & Cyprus: A Study in Lawlessness," at the University of Southern California, September 21, 2014.  A book-signing and Q&A session were also held.

 
AHIF Foreign Policy Student Interviews Cyprus Spokesman, Published in Diplomatic Global Affairs Magazine
Written by Staff Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

AHIF Foreign Policy Student Interviews Cyprus Spokesman, Published in Diplomatic Global Affairs Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC —Alexcia Chambers, a 2013 participant on the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Student Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus, interviewed Nikos Christodoulides, spokesman for the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, for the global affairs magazine, Diplomatic Courier. The interview, “Cyprus: The Original Russia-Crimea Debacle,” appeared in the September 11, 2014 issue.