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AHI conference on the 50th anniversary of the Truman Doctrine

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American Hellenic Institute Foundation Conference

The 50th Anniversary of the Truman Doctrine

March 12-13, 1997

Wednesday, March 12

2:30 p.m. - The Truman Doctrine: from Inception to Implementation

Chair: Larry J. Hackamn, Director, Truman Library

Professor Alonzo Hamby, Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio "Harry S. Truman and the Decision to Contain Communism in Greece"

Dr. Larry I. Bland, Marshall Foundation "Evolution of the Truman Doctrine / Marshall Plan"

James Warren, U.S. Economic Mission to Greece "Implementing the Truman Doctrine: the Economic Recovery of Greece"

George Elsey, President Truman's Speechwriter

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Reception

6:45 p.m. - Dinner Address: Professor William McNeil, University of Chicago "American Perceptions of Greece, 1944-1947"

Thursday, March 13

9:00 a.m. - Greece's Strategic Importance: The Military Dimension

Chair: Professor Caraley, Pres. Academy of Science and Editor of Political Science Quarterly

Lawrence Korb, Brookings Institute "The Strategic Importance of Greece to the Balance of Power in the Mediterranean and Europe"

Admiral Henry Mustin (USN Ret.) "The Strategic Importance of Greece from the Truman Doctrine to the Present"

Dr. Paul Braim, Embry-Riddle University "General James A. Van Fleet and the U.S. Military mission to Greece"

Lt. General Metallinos (Ret.), Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies

12:00 - Luncheon General Andrew Goodpaster "The Truman Doctrine: A Turning Point in History"

2:00 p.m. - Truman Doctrine: Impact and Legacy

Chair: Professor Iatrides, Southern Connecticut State University

Ambassador Monteagle Sterns "The U.S. Greek Relationship During the Cold War and Beyond"

Professor Athanassios Platias, Panteion University

Dr. Van Coufoudakis, Dean, SAS, Indiana University - Purdue

Eugene Rossides, President of AHI Foundation

4:00 p.m. - The Greek Crisis: Prelude to the Truman Doctrine

Chair: Lt. General Papathanassiou

Professor Basil Kondis, Director, Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki "The U.S. Role in the Greek Civil War"

Professor P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens "The Crisis of the 1940s and the Road to Democratic Stability"

Professor Theodore A. Couloumbis, University of Athens "Greece and the United States"

Dinner and Reception - $55

Luncheon - $40

Conference Sessions - Free of Charge

For More Information and to Register Call AHI at 1-800-424-9607 or 202-785-8430

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