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A Conference at Hellenic College/Holy Cross

A Conference at Hellenic College/Holy Cross

This year’s two big Greek-American anniversaries, the one hundred years since the official establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and AHEPA in 1922, were somewhat overshadowed by the bicentennial of the Greek revolution and the somber centenary of the Asia Minor Disaster.
A Transatlantic Misunderstanding

A Transatlantic Misunderstanding

The racism and xenophobia that confronted Greek immigrants in America in the early twentieth century is well known in Greece mainly thanks to several documentaries carried by Greek television stations.
The Rise and Fall of the Odessa Greeks

The Rise and Fall of the Odessa Greeks

When Greek minister of foreign affairs Nikos Dendias visited Odessa in early April, he spoke about Greece’s historic ties to the city.
Athenian Democracy: The Sports Edition

Athenian Democracy: The Sports Edition

My connection with the Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium in downtown Athens is very personal.
How to Remember Smyrna

How to Remember Smyrna

The commemorations of the centenary of the burning of Smyrna in 1922, the culmination of the Asia Minor Disaster, are underway.
Another Greek Diaspora in Danger

Another Greek Diaspora in Danger

If you consider that the Russians are the coreligionists of the Greeks, the treatment of the Greek communities along the northern rim of the Black Sea for the past one hundred or so years is disheartening.
A Thank You Note to Leadership 100

A Thank You Note to Leadership 100

I attended the recent Leadership 100 conference that took place in Florida.
Greek Diplomacy by the Book

Greek Diplomacy by the Book

I recently had the opportunity to witness Greek cultural diplomacy in action and I liked what I saw.
Genealogy, the New Connection to Greece

Genealogy, the New Connection to Greece

Greek America has benefitted for over a century from the work of the Greek-American ‘Topika Somatia/Regional Societies’ that function as fraternal associations made up of members who originally came from the same village, or island, or region.
Justice for Greece and Cyprus

Justice for Greece and Cyprus

I have stopped counting the times I hear Greek Americans ask: “Why can’t we be like the Jews?” or “Why can’t we have the same relationship the Jewish-Americans have with Israel?” Those questions are aired as a way of expressing frustration at the real or perceived lack of mobilization of Greek-Americans on the side of Greece and Cyprus.

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