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Professor Charles Moskos Appointed AHIF Senior Fellow of Greek American Studies
June 1, 2006—No. 52 (202) 785-8430

Professor Charles Moskos Appointed AHIF Senior Fellow of Greek American Studies

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce that Professor Charles Moskos has accepted the appointment as AHIF Senior Fellow of Greek American Studies.

Charles Constantine Moskos is professor emeritus of sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was born in Chicago of Greek immigrant parents coming from Northern Epirus. He received his B.A., with honors, at Princeton University in 1956. Following his military service as a draftee in the combat engineers, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Ph.D. in 1963.

Professor Moskos is the author of Greek Americans: Struggle and Success, and New Directions in Greek American Studies (with Dan Georgakas). He served on Archbishop Iakovos' Commission on a Theological Agenda for the Third Millennium and chairs the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Fund in Greek American Studies. He is a recipient of the AHI’s Hellenic Heritage Achievement Award in and is a life-long member of the AHEPA.

Professor Moskos is the author of many books including A Call to Civic Service, Racial Integration the Army Way, and Armed Forces After the Cold War. In addition to over two hundred articles in scholarly journals, he has published editorial pieces in the New York TimesWall Street JournalChicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. Dr. Moskos has appeared on national television numerous times including Night Line,Cross-Fire60 Minutes, and Larry King Live. His writings have been translated into nineteen languages.

The Wall St. Journal calls Dr. Moskos the” world's most influential military sociologist.” His research has taken him to combat units in Vietnam, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. Professor Moskos holds the Distinguished Service Award, the U.S. Army's highest decoration for a civilian.

In 1992, he was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the Commission on Women in the Military. In 1996, President Bill Clinton cited Professor Moskos on national television as the inspiration for his national youth service program. In 2000-02, he was a member of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century.

Charles Moskos has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1999, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. At Northwestern, he was faculty advisor to both the Greek and Turkish student organizations.

Mr. Gene Rossides, Chairman of AHIF, stated on the occasion of Professor Moskos’ appointment: “We are fortunate indeed to have Professor Charles Moskos, one of America’s most distinguished academicians, as AHIF’s Senior Fellow of Greek American Studies. We look forward to Professor Moskos giving leadership and direction to our efforts in the years ahead to strengthen U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus and relations within the Greek American community.”


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