|TO:||AHI Chapter Presidents, Congressional Outreach Leaders, Members and Friends|
|FROM:||Nick Larigakis, AHI Executive Director|
|DATE:||October 23, 2009|
|Re:||CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AT SALT LAKE CITY TO FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE THAT DISTORTS AND REVISES GREEK HISTORY OF MACEDONIA.|
On November 5-9, 2009, the forthcoming “7th Macedonian-North American Conference on Macedonian Studies” will take place at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.
Conference topics and speakers include “Alexander the Great and mythic Homelands” and presenters such as revisionist academics, Professor Emilija Crvenkovska, of the University of Skopje and who is funded by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and professor Loring Danforth who has written a number of revisionist history books that questions Greek historical facts relating to Macedonia from ancient to modern and who adheres to Marshal Tito’s falsehoods and revisionist claims.
Today, FYROM continues to provoke Greece, usurping history which has been Hellenic for thousands of years. Actions over the years such as distortion of geographic maps, naming its airport “Alexander the Great,” revisionists textbooks in schools, and inflammatory comments by top government officials, and general hostile propaganda, encourages new generations in FYROM to cultivate hostile sentiments against Greece.
By allowing this lecture, the University of Utah at Salt Lake City runs the risk of being scrutinized for endorsing a conference whose sole purpose is to promote historical revisionism and distortions with regards to the Greek history of Macedonia.
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