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AHI Panel Examines Next Steps for Greece in Economic Crisis
June 16, 2015—No. 31 (202) 785-8430

AHI Panel Examines Next Steps for Greece in Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a panel discussion titled “The Greek Crisis: What is next for Greece and the Eurozone?,” June 10, 2015, at the Capital Hilton.  Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos, ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the U.S., provided opening remarks.

The expert panel, moderated by Nicholas E. Chimicles, senior partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, examined various aspects of the timely topic.  The panel included: Dr. Athanasios Orphanides, professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Dr. Michael Papaioannou, deputy division chief, Debt and Capital Markets, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF; and Dr. George Tsetsekos, Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus, Drexel University LeBow College of Business.

“Our aim today is to gain a better understanding of what the current state of negotiations between Greece and her creditors is; what the true drop-dead deadlines for Greece are; and just what the implications of the next moves are to Greece, the Eurozone, and to global financial markets, especially if deadlines are not met,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said in introductory remarks.

A Q&A session followed the panelists’ presentations.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think-tank and 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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