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Professor Van Coufoudakis Appointed AHIF Senior Fellow of International Relations
January 30, 2004—No. 4 (202) 785-8430


WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce that Professor Van Coufoudakis has accepted the appointment as AHIF Senior Fellow of International Relations.

Professor Coufoudakis was recently appointed as President of the AHI Cyprus Chapter. He is also Rector of Intercollege in Cyprus and holds the title of Dean Emeritus of the School of Arts and Sciences at 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.

Mr. Gene Rossides, Chairman of AHIF, stated on the occasion of Professor Coufoudakis’ appointment: "We are fortunate indeed to have Professor Van Coufoudakis, one of America’s most distinguished academicians, as AHIF’s Senior Fellow of International Relations. Professor Coufoudakis has been an integral part of AHI since its founding in 1974, and we look forward to his giving leadership and direction to our efforts in the years ahead to strengthen U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus."

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