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Professor Van Coufoudakis Appointed President of AHI Cyprus Chapter
October 23, 2003 No. 48 (202) 785-8430

Professor Van Coufoudakis Appointed President of AHI Cyprus Chapter

WASHINGTON DC—The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time member, supporter, and AHI Advisory Board member, Professor Van Coufoudakis, as president of the AHI Cyprus chapter. AHI founder, Eugene T. Rossides, said, "AHI is very honored to have Professor Coufoudakis lead our chapter in Cyprus. Professor Coufoudakis has been associated with the AHI almost from the beginning and is by far one of the leading authorities on the Cyprus question. His outstanding leadership skills throughout his career, and his deep commitment to the Hellenic community both in the U.S. and abroad uniquely qualify him for this new endeavor."

Professor Coufoudakis was recently appointed as Rector at Intercollege in Cyprus. He also serves as Dean Emeritus of the School of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science, and MPA from the University of Michigan, and B.A. from the American University of Beirut. He has written extensively on post-World War II U.S. foreign policy, and the politics, foreign and defense policies of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. His work has appeared in books and professional journals in the U.S., England, Belgium, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.

Professor Coufoudakis has edited three volumes of the Cyprus Yearbook (1993-95) Cyprus Research Center, KYKEM. Other books include, Superpower Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Adaptation Strategies in the Foreign Policies of Greece, Turkey and Saudi Arabia (1989), published by the Foundation for Mediterranean Studies in Athens, and Greece and the New Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities, (1999) Pella Publishing Co., with Professors Harry Psomiades and A. Gerolymatos and The United States and Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law (2002) American Hellenic Institute Foundations; with Eugene T. Rossides.

Professor Coufoudakis is also the founder and chair of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies which is affiliated with The American Hellenic Institute Foundation.

His outstanding reputation and affiliations in Cyprus make him the ideal choice in the Chapter’s efforts to increase membership, activities and involvement.

For additional information, please contact Angeliki Vassiliou at (202) 785-8430 or at For general information on AHI, see our Web site at

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