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AHI Participates at Policy Conference at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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November 18, 2010—No. 80 (202) 785-8430

AHI Participates at Policy Conference at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event Organized by AHIF Study Abroad Program Alumnus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) participated at the policy conference “American Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean” held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 10, 2010.  AHI Foundation Study Abroad Program Alumnus John Tyler Gazetos, a student at the university, organized the conference.

Dr. Van Coufoudakis, rector emeritus, University of Nicosia; and AHI Foundation chair of fellows, was an expert panelist.  He was joined on the panel by colleagues Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Eleftherios A. Michael, conflict analyst and conflict resolution practitioner.  AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis moderated the conference and discussion session that followed the panelists’ presentations.

“We commend John for his initiative to organize this very successful conference,” Executive Director Larigakis said.  “I think it is a testament to the quality of students who participate on the AHI Foundation’s study abroad program.  We were pleased to contribute to such a timely conference and discuss U.S. relations with Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus to an engaged student audience outside of the Beltway.”

The conference received coverage in the university’s two newspapers, The Badger Herald (click here) and The Daily Cardinal.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.



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