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Two Former AHI Foundation Study Abroad Students’ Works Published
August 28, 2015—No. 44 (202) 785-8430

Two Former AHI Foundation Study Abroad Students’ Works Published 

WASHINGTON, DC — Two former AHI Foundation Study Abroad participants had their recent works about Cyprus published recently.

Leah Barkoukis, a features editor for who participated on the 2010 American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Foreign Policy Program, authored a piece titled “Europe's Last Divided Capital Remembers Anniversary of Turkish Invasion,” which was published in, July 20, 2015, the 41st anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of the Republic of Cyprus. Barkoukis received a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Classical Studies from the College of William and Mary.

Alexcia Chambers, a 2013 participant of the AHIF Foreign Policy Program, had her e-book titled, “Cyprus: Perfectly Blue Waters Hiding Politically Explosive Gas,” published in April 2015.  The e-book is available on all mobile platforms: iStore, Google Play, and Amazon (through the Diplomatic Courier app). Alexcia is currently interning at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.

“We are pleased that Leah and Alexcia were able to author critical works about Cyprus based to a certain extent upon their experiences from our study abroad program,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis.  “We look forward to providing many more students with the same opportunity to learn more about the history, politics, and economics of the eastern Mediterranean region.”

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent 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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