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AHIF Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus is “Life-Changing” for Students (Video)

July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Alexis Tsapralis and Alexander Velis, two students who participated in the 10th annual American Hellenic Institute Foundation’s Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus, were interviewed by Huffington Post Greece on June 28 in Athens.

They spoke about the Foreign Policy Trip and their Hellenic heritage with journalist Emi Livaniou Zisiopoulou, head of Huffington Post Greece’s Special Edition report. Zisiopoulou is also the publisher of H Dinami tis Prosforas, hosts a weekly radio show for an Athens radio station, and is a former anchorwoman at Star Channel.

Alexis Tsapralis is a rising junior at Barnard College of Columbia University where she studies political science and international relations. “As a student of international relations and a member of the Greek diaspora, it is so important we recognize that not only are Greece and Cyprus pillars of stability in an incredibly volatile region, but they are also key assets in US foreign policy. I can’t thank Ms. Zisiopoulou enough for the opportunity to speak about this life-changing trip.”

Alexander Velis is a rising sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studies finance and international business. “This trip has enlightened me on how the United States has a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean and how we, as students, can affect US foreign policy. I want to thank Ms. Zisiopoulou for her time and the opportunity to talk about this amazing trip.”

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center and think tank that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

More information is available online: ahiworld.org.

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