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Professor Christos P. Ioannides Appointed AHIF Fellow of Greek American and Cyprus Studies
May 14, 2008—No. 33 (202) 785-8430

Professor Christos P. Ioannides Appointed AHIF Fellow of Greek American and Cyprus Studies

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Christos P. Ioannides has accepted the appointment as AHIF Fellow of Greek American and Cyprus Studies.

Dr. Christos P. Ioannides is Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Prior to coming to Queens College in the fall of 2003, Dr. Ioannides was Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (2001-2003) at the University of Nicosia, in Cyprus. From 1989 to 2001, he was at the Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism in Sacramento, California. He served as Director of the Vryonis Center for 8 years and Chairman of Faculty for 5 years.

Professor Ioannides received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, specializing in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Affairs. He has written extensively on Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus dispute, Middle Eastern Affairs, Greek Politics, and Greek American Politics. The subjects he teaches include: International Politics, Middle Eastern Politics, Greek Politics, Greek-Turkish Relations. At Queens College he currently teaches Ethnic Politics and the Greek American community.

He is the author of the following books: America’s Iran: Injury and Catharsis (1986), In Turkey’s Image: The Transformation of Occupied Cyprus into a Turkish Province(1991) (Also translated into Greek), and Realpolitik in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Kissinger and the Cyprus Crisis to Carter and the Lifting of the Turkish Arms Embargo (2001).

“We are fortunate indeed to have Professor Chris Ioannides, a most distinguished academician, as AHIF’s Fellow in Greek American and Cyprus Studies. We look forward to Professor Ioannides 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,” said Gene Rossides, President of AHIF.


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