By |2021-12-02T23:10:48+03:00December 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

The inaugural event of the Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies (HIAS) took place on December 1st, 2021. The event took place under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and one of the main topics on the agenda was "Robotics in Greece". The Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies (HIAS) was founded by [...]

First-hand accounts from the Greek community in Libya

By |2021-10-30T21:59:12+03:00October 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas For a handful of Greeks now left in a country that once boasted some three or four thousand back in the 1970s, the re-opening of the embassy in Tripoli in April 2021 and the Consulate in Benghazi in July was a seemingly subdued affair. It delivered the intended message but one that [...]

George Tsunis to be nominated next US ambassador to Greece

By |2021-10-09T11:55:46+03:00October 9th, 2021|Diaspora|

President Joe Biden announced plans to nominate George Tsunis, an influential Democratic fundraiser and hotelier, to be his envoy to Greece.  Tsunis is the son of first-generation Greek immigrants to the U.S., and has served on the boards and committees of several Greek and Hellenic organizations. Tsunis speaks Greek and he and his wife both [...]

Australia and Greece to discuss double taxation treaty

By |2021-09-28T07:22:46+03:00September 28th, 2021|Diaspora|

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has long acknowledged that fairness in taxation and reducing the tax burden is essential for any Greek Australian wishing to invest in Greece. The imposition of taxation by both countries when one invests in Greece has been an issue of concern at many levels for both countries. This includes [...]

A new chapter in Greek-African relations or a flash in the pan?

By |2021-09-01T20:58:02+03:00September 2nd, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas When Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias heralded a new chapter in relations between Africa and Greece to a gathered host of African ambassadors for Africa Day to mark the establishment of the African Union late last month, it hardly made waves. Statements of good intention towards the oft-neglected continent are nothing [...]

Donald Kagan, leading ancient Greece historian, died at 89

By |2021-08-13T12:59:11+03:00August 13th, 2021|Diaspora|

Donald Kagan, a prominent classical scholar, contentious defender of traditional education and architect of neo-conservative foreign policy, has died at age 89. Kagan, a professor emeritus at Yale University and father of historians Robert and Frederick Kagan, died Aug. 6 at a retirement home in Washington, D.C. Donald Kagan was a Lithuanian native, raised in [...]

Stephen G. Miller, the “proud lion” of Nemea, dies

By |2021-08-11T17:17:35+03:00August 11th, 2021|Diaspora|

The great archaeologist and philhellene, professor Stephen G. Miller has died, aged 79. In 1973, Professor Miller has been appointed Director of Excavations at the site of Ancient Nemea under the auspices of the University of California at Berkeley. As Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1982-1987 and leader of [...]

The future of Modern Greek Studies

By |2021-07-22T10:07:16+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

“Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network” sprang in 2019 from a partnership between two vibrant research communities working on the culture of Modern Greece and South Europe in the universities of Oxford and Amsterdam. It was initiated by professors Dimitris Papanikolaou and Maria Boletsi together with the newly made website greekstudiesnow.org which seems to be [...]

Nikitas Koutoupes: Greece can become a major European tech hub

By |2021-05-18T14:30:48+03:00May 18th, 2021|Diaspora|

On March 02, 2021, SEV and Endeavor Greece co-organized the leading global Digital Conference “Innovative Greeks”. Nikitas Koutoupes*, managing director at Insight Partners, participated at the panel discussion “Foreign investors who never invested in Greek companies”.George Vailakis asked him about investment opportunities in Greece and his so far experience from the country. I left Greece [...]

John Chrysoulakis: “Greek diaspora is a strategic priority for our country”

By |2021-05-03T23:55:07+03:00May 3rd, 2021|Diaspora|

Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, J. Chrysoulakis reveals his plans for the Greek Diaspora, analyses the relations with the Greek communities abroad, talks about the biggest challenge he has to manage and refers to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution and the participation of the Greeks Abroad in the celebrations interview by [...]

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