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AHI Commemorates OXI Day “Reflections on the Significance of October 28, 1940”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
November 8, 2006—No. 80 (202) 785-8430

AHI Commemorates OXI Day “Reflections on the Significance of October 28, 1940”

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute commemorated the 66th Anniversary of “OXI” day, Greece’s refusal on October 28th 1940 to surrender to Mussolini’s Italian fascist government. On November 3, 2006, Professor S. Victor Papacosma, Professor of History and Director, Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University and Executive Director of the Modern Greek Studies Association gave a presentation on “Reflections on the Significance of October 28, 1940” at AHI headquarters, the Hellenic House. Greece’s heroic resistance played a pivotal role in the ultimate victory of the Allied Forces in World War II.

S. VICTOR PAPACOSMA is Professor of History and Director of the Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University. He has published extensively on Balkan issues, particularly on twentieth-century and contemporary Greek politics and security issues. Among his publications are The Military in Greek Politics: The 1909 Coup d’État (also in Greek translation) and seven coedited volumes of Lemnitzer Center conference proceedings, including NATO in the Post-Cold War Era: Does It Have a Future?, NATO after Fifty Years, and Limiting Institutions? The Challenge of Eurasian Security Governance. He also serves as Executive Director of the Modern Greek Studies Association.

Please find Professor Papacosma’s presentation at the following link: http://ahiworld.org/pdfs/Metaxas_AHI.pdf A photograph from this event is attached.

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