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AHI Noon Forum on “Educational Reform and Prospects for Private, Non-Profit Higher Education Under the New Greek Government”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
December 13, 2007—No. 83 (202) 785-8430

AHI Noon Forum on “Educational Reform and Prospects for Private, Non-Profit Higher Education Under the New Greek Government”

WASHINGTON, DC—On November 6, 2007, AHI hosted a Noon Forum at the Hellenic House on “Educational Reform and Prospects for Private, Non-Profit Higher Education Under the New Greek Government.” It was presented by Richard Lee Jackson, President of Anatolia College and the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Thessaloniki, Greece.

Mr. Richard Lee Jackson, a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Princeton University, also attended Sorbonne and holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School. He joined the Foreign Service in 1965 and has had a long and distinguished career with the Department of State including assignments in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece, as political advisor to ambassadors Donald McHenry and Jean Kirkpatrick at the US Mission to the UN, and as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat. Later he was Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge d’ Affairs in Rabat, Morocco, Dean of Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, Director for Egypt and North Africa, Department of State, and Executive Director-Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. He is the author of a book entitled The Non Aligned, the United Nations and the Superpowers and has written articles in the Christian Science Monitor, the Mediterranean Quarterly and other publications. He has earned numerous awards including the Meritorious Honor Award, Group Meritorious Award, several Superior Honor Awards, and Presidential Meritorious Award among others. Mr. Jackson became President of Anatolia College and its university division, the American College of Thessaloniki, in August 1999. He also serves as President of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) of which the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a member institution.

Mr. Jackson speaks Greek, French, Italian and Somali. He is married to Eia Jackson who is an accomplished painter. They have three daughters and a son.

Please find Mr. Jackson’s presentation and a photograph from this event attached.

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