x

Associations

THI Talks with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on July 8

ATHENS – The Hellenic Initiative Digital Speaker Series Live continues on Wednesday, July 8, 12 PM EDT, 5 PM London, 2 AM Sydney, and 7 PM Athens time, with Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis on Leadership in the Time of COVID-19.

During the lockdown, under the leadership of Mayor Bakoyannis, the city of Athens embarked on an ambitious plan to pave streets, plant trees, clean and fix city squares, replace old pipes, and remove graffiti. His latest efforts include the creation of a Grand Walk that will further pedestrianize parts of downtown Athens and continue to green the city.

The discussion will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration for this free event is available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thi-digital-speaker-series-with-mayor-kostas-bakoyannis-of-athens-tickets-112189704426.

Please note that only the hosts and panelists will be seen by video. Attendees will be able to ask questions using the Q&A and/or Chat functions.

Mayor Bakoyannis previously served as Governor of Central Greece from 2014 to 2019 and as Mayor of Karpenissi, from 2011 to 2014. Βorn in 1978 in Athens, he graduated from Millfield School (UK)  in 1996 before attending Brown University to study History and International Relations. He continued with postgraduate studies in Public Policy, with a specialization in Macroeconomics, at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Oxford (2019). He has worked at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as executive manager in an Investor Relations and Corporate Communications company in Athens and has held positions in the European Parliament in Brussels and the World Bank in Kosovo. He is the vice president of the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government, a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Greek Leadership Council member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

More information is available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHellenicInitiative/live/.

RELATED

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA), American Hellenic Institute (AHI), B’nai B’rith International, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, on January 19, held a virtual Ambassadors Forum with the US ambassadors to Greece, Cyprus, and Israel.

Top Stories

Church

BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.

Church

NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.

Events

STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.

Video

SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.