DIASPORA


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ELECTIONS

A new online platform paving the way for Greek citizens who live abroad to vote in the next national elections back home is expected to go live by the end of February. Once it is up and running, the platform will allow overseas Greeks to register their details so that they can cast their ballot […]

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UNITED STATES

Endy Zemenides, executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), expressed concern over reports that the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is reconsidering its commitment to Southeast Europe, including closing down its office for the Aegean & Western Balkans in Belgrade, Serbia. 

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ONLINE

In celebration of the International Greek Language Day, the Greek Embassy in the US and the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Chicago are organizing a virtual public lecture by Professor Anastasia Giannakidou, Frank J. McLoraine Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Chicago on Saturday, at 2 p.m. EST. 



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OBITUARY

The rural town of Salisbury, Maryland is an unlikely place from which a young man imbued with the high ideals and values of Hellenism would make his way to the world stage. It is in this small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that on February 3, 1933, Panagiotis Spyros Sarbanes was born, who would in time grow into the legendary Senator Paul S. Sarbanes.



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EDUCATION

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) has joined with the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College as co-publisher of the Journal of Modern Hellenism.

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DIPLOMACY

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt has hailed the contribution of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) to the relationship between Greece and the United States.


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POLITICS

The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) has condemned the US State Department’s decision to agree to Turkey’s request for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which imposes import restrictions on cultural goods originating prior to 1924 or the establishment of the Turkish Republic.

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DIASPORA

The head of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) congratulated the new US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on their inauguration on Wednesday, saying he looks forward to working with the new administration on issues affecting the Greek-American community.


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OBITUARY

How wit, integrity and expertise made America’s first Greek-American senator a behind-the-scenes Washington power player.