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AHIF Announces Major Conference On U.S. Relations With Greece In The Twentieth Century
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: NICKOLAS THEROS
February 27, 2001 No. 10/01 (202) 785-8430

AHIF Announces Major Conference On U.S. Relations With Greece In The Twentieth Century

A major conference on "United States Relations with Greece in the Twentieth Century," to be held on June 2, 2001 at the Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C., was announced today by Gene Rossides, President of the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF).

Professor Van Coufoudakis, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, will be the program chairman. In addition to Professor Coufoudakis, speakers to date include:

  • Peter Bien, Professor of English, Dartmouth College
  • John O. Iatrides, Professor of International Politics, Southern Connecticut State University
  • James E. Miller, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
  • S. Victor Papacosma, Professor of History and Director of the Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, Kent State University, Ohio
  • Harry Psomiades, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, NY
  • Monteagle Stearns, former U.S. Ambassador to Greece
  • Gene Rossides, President, AHIF

The conference is honored to have as its luncheon speaker, Dr. William McNeill,world-renowned historian. He will receive the American Hellenic Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.

The topics to be covered will include political, economic, military/strategic, immigration and cultural matters. The conference will set the stage for U.S.-Greece relations in the New Millennium and provide background on current policy issues for the Bush Administration.