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 [...]

Where have all the Greeks gone? The story of Greeks in Africa

By |2021-04-22T00:47:35+03:00April 22nd, 2021|Diaspora|

by George Philipas From Egypt to South Africa, the Greeks came in their thousands and then they left. Today there remain only few Greeks in Africa, mainly in the metropolises of South Africa. These last remnants only hint at a rich past that tied generations of Greeks to the vast African continent. There are some [...]

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council

By |2021-04-14T23:55:36+03:00April 14th, 2021|Diaspora|

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council. https://twitter.com/vonderleyen/status/1382428478193102848 The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of [...]

The Hellenic Initiative and the U.S. Embassy in Athens Launch Mentorship Program

By |2021-03-30T09:40:50+03:00March 30th, 2021|Diaspora|

Young entrepreneurs who are building the New Greece are bonding with the brightest lights of the Greek Diaspora through The Hellenic Initiative’s new Virtual Entrepreneurial Mentorship Project “Connect the Dots.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens, as part of its campaign “USA-Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” commemorating Greece’s Bicentennial.  It [...]

Sydney celebrates the Bicentenary of the Hellenic Revolution

By |2021-03-29T08:18:04+03:00March 29th, 2021|Diaspora|

The Greek community in Sydney honoured the heroes of 1821 during the official celebration of the 200 year-anniversary since the declaration of the Hellenic Revolution, on Sunday, 28 March.  On Sunday morning, a Doxology service was held at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, in Redfern, Sydney, in the presence of the [...]

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