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University of Michigan Modern Greek Studies Department hosts AHI Executive Director
November 5, 2003 No. 52 (202) 785-8430

University of Michigan Modern Greek Studies Department hosts AHI Executive Director

WASHINGTON DC—AHI Executive Director, Nick Larigakis spoke as the guest lecturer of University of Michigan Modern Greek Studies Program on October 26, 2003. The lecture was held at St. Nicholas Community Center, Troy, Michigan and more than in 100 people attended the event. The title of his speech was: "Hellenism in America: Why Should we Care?"

During his stay in Michigan, Mr. Larigakis was hosted by long time AHI member, Dr. Ted Pantos. C.P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek Vassilis Lambropoulos organized the trip, which included a luncheon on October 26, with 16 students of the Modern Greek studies program, at the famous Greek Town of Detroit. At the luncheon the students had the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion on issues affecting the Greek American community.

On Monday October 27, AHI friends Professor David Weinberg and Effi Weinberg hosted a small reception in honor of Mr. Larigakis at their beautiful home at Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Prior to arriving in Detroit, Mr. Larigakis also visited Chicago, IL where AHI Advisory Board member and major benefactor, Ted Spyropoulos, organized a small fundraising dinner.

For more information on the C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek Studies Program at the university of Michigan, visit For more information on Mr. Larigakis’ trip, contact Angeliki Vassiliou at (202) 785-8430 or at For general information about AHI, please visit our Web site at

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The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and its affiliate organizations, the American Hellenic Institute Public Affairs Committee (AHIPAC), the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF), and the AHI Business Network, a division of the AHI, are working together under one roof, to provide a joint program for strengthening United States relations with Greece and Cyprus and within the American Hellenic community.