The Greek Community of Melbourne, the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne & Victoria and the Australian Hellenic Council are proud to present a lecture entitled “United States Relations with Greece & Cyprus – The Role of the American Hellenic Institute” by Mr Nicholas Larigakis, President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), at the Greek Centre, on Monday 3 April 2017 at 7pm.
Mr Larigakis is the President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and is one of the most prominent lobbyist in Hellenic World Affairs.
Mr Nicholas Larigakis is the president of the American Hellenic Institute in Washington DC.
Established in 1974 following the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, the AHI has actively lobbied US political institutions on a variety of matters pertaining to the Turkish occupation of Cyprus.
In the years since 1974, AHI and its affiliate organizations have championed the rule of law and American values in foreign policy as in the best interests of the U.S. This is especially true in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, a region critically important to American national interests.
Mr Larigakis was appointed president of the AHI in 2011 following a 19-year term as its executive officer. He is one of the outstanding Greek-Americans of the 21st century who and has been responsible for a number of key legislative conferences, trade conferences and two congressional fact finding delegations to Greece.
Introduced by Dean Kalimniou, Mr Larigakis will present an insightful lecture on the current state of the United States Relations with Greece and Cyprus and the role the AHI plays in that relationship.
When: Monday, 3 April 2017 at 7.00pm
Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
More info: greekcommunity.com.au/seminars or +61 3 9662 2722