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AHIF to Launch Online Policy Journal
February 4, 2009—No. 7 (202) 785-8430

AHIF to Launch Online Policy Journal

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its online AHIF Policy Journal. The first issue will be available online in late Spring 2009.

The AHIF Policy Journal will be published twice a year by the AHIF. The issues will generally contain a scholarly article and shorter articles, essays or briefing papers on particular events and policy issues, student notes and book reviews.

Our goal is to provide a forum to promote the exchange of ideas and encourage a dialogue on the relations of the United States with Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and to broaden the scope on these issues.

Professor Harry Dinella is the Managing Editor and head of the Board of Editors. The members of the Board are Nicholas G. Karambelas, Esq., Deputy Managing Editor, Chrysoula Economopoulos, Assistant Editor, C. Franciscos Economides, Assistant to the Managing Editor and Yola Pakhchanian Director of Publications.

John Metaxas is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors and the members are:

Professor Van Coufoudakis, retired Dean of Academics at Indiana-Purdue University, Indiana;

Professor Constantine Hatzidimitriou, adjunct professor at St. John's University in New York;

Dr. Christos P. Ioannides, Director of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College, City University of New York;

Nick Larigakis, Executive Director, American Hellenic Institute;

Professor S. Victor Papacosma, Professor of History and Director of the Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University;

Maria Papathanasiou, Managing Editor European Affairs;

Professor Speros Vryonis, Jr., founding director of the Alexander S. Onassis Center for Hellenic Studies at New York University, from which he retired as emeritus Alexander S. Onassis professor of Hellenic civilization; and

Ambassador Clay Constantinou (ret.).

The publisher is Gene Rossides.

The AHIF Policy Journal invites authors to submit articles on recent policy and historical developments that affect U.S. relations with Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Authors are encouraged to submit completed articles to C. Franciscos Economides via email at: AHIFPolicyJournal@ahiworld.orgor mail it to the following address:

Mr. C. Franciscos Economides 
Director of Media Relations
American Hellenic Institute Foundation
1220 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For submission guidelines and publishing information please visit our website at: or following the link from the AHI website

The journal encourages the submission of scholarly manuscripts—approximately 7,000 to 8,000 words and shorter articles—approximately 2,500 to 3,500 words in length. Manuscripts must be original and not currently under review or published elsewhere. If an article is scheduled for publication elsewhere, the author should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 120 to 150 words and a 50 to 100 word biographical note introducing the contributor’s education background, current affiliations, research interests, recent publications and full contact details (email, phone, fax and postal). Book reviews and student notes are also welcomed.

All submissions must be in English and submitted electronically (in Microsoft Word). They will be reviewed by the Editors. The AHIF will own copyright to all published works and have the right of first publication, both in print and online, unless other arrangements are made with the Editors in advance.

Below are bios on Professor Harry Dinella, Managing Editor and head of the Board of Editors and John Metaxas, Chairman of the Board of Advisers.

LTC Harry D. Dinella, US Army, (Retired) is a former US Army Foreign Area Officer for Greece and the Balkans.  His last military assignment before retirement was as a liaison to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff in Athens, Greece where he acted as the NATO Southern Flank Commander’s personal representative to the Greek Chief of Defense for four years between 1992 and 1996. Harry is the only US military officer in the long history of the US military’s relationship with Greece to have graduated from both the Greek Army War College in Thessaloniki and the Greek National Defense College in Athens. After retirement from the Army, Harry pursued a career in education with a short interlude between 2001 and 2002 as a policy advisor at the Washington-based Western Policy Center.  He is a visiting assistant professor of Government, Comparative Politics and International Relations at George Mason University (GMU) and a full-time assistant professor of Joint, Multinational, and Interagency Operations at the US Army Command and General Staff College satellite campus at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.  He is presently a doctoral candidate at GMU where he is completing his dissertation on the Holocaust in Greece during World War II.

John C. Metaxas is a journalist and lawyer in New York. He has reported and anchored for various news organizations, including WCBS Newsradio 880, WCBS-TV, CNN and CNBC. As Chief Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Officer at E*TRADE, Mr. Metaxas managed the comapny's interaction with the news media and created messaging related to corporate strategy, investor relations and crisis communications. Mr. Metaxas graduated from Columbia College with an A.B., cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to the Bar in New York. Mr. Metaxas serves on the Advisory Council of the Queens College Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.


For additional information, please contact C. Franciscos Economides at (202) 785-8430 or at For general information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at