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Conference on The Future of Hellenism in America

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The American Hellenic Institute Foundation in cooperation with the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation The Behrakis Foundation and co-sponsored by the Hellenic American National Council THE HELLENIC VOICE

Present the 7th Annual Conference on The Future of Hellenism in America November 22, 2008 The Colonnade Hotel 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA (617) 424-7000

The AHIF wishes to especially thank

Alexander S. Onassis Pu blic Benefit Foundation


The Behrakis Foundation

for their invaluable support in making this conference possible.




Saturday, November 22, 2008

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m. Welcome

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN George D. Behrakis, Chairman, Gainesborough Investments


Keynote Speaker: Professor Alexander Kitroeff Associate Professor of History and Academic Director Center for Peace & Global Citizenship, Haverford College, Pennsylvania

Morning Session

9:30 a.m. Session A: The Future of Greek American Organizations

1. Nick Larigakis, Executive Director, American Hellenic Institute

2. William B. Marianes, Esq., Chairman, AHEPA Vi sion Alliance

9:50 a.m. Q & A

10:00 a.m. Session B: The Image of Hellenism: Hellenic Culture, the Media, Sports, and the Next Generation

Moderator: George Chryssis, President & CEO, Itergon Corp.

1. The Importance of Promoting Greek Culture: The Role of the Greek American Community

Christine Kondoleon, George & Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Rom an Art, Art of the Ancient World 2001-present, Museum of Fi ne Arts

2. The Importance of the Greek American Print Media

John T. Baglaneas, Executive Editor & Managing Director, The Hellenic Voice

3. The Impact of Athletes in the Promotion of Hellenism

Nick Tsiotos, Associate Sports Editor, The Hellenic Voice

4. How Do Second, Third & Third Plus Generations of Greek Americans View Their Greek Ethnicity

Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, North Park University, Illinois

11:00 a.m. Q & A

11:15 a.m. Session C: The Importance of Being Active in the Political Process

Moderator: Professor Van Coufoudakis, Rector Emeritus, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

1. The Fundamentals of Participating in the U.S. Political Process

Nick Karambelas, Partner, Sfikas & Karambelas& nbsp;

2. Member of Congress TBA

3. The Role of the Greek American Community in Support for U.S. Relations with Greece and Cyprus and Why this is Important

Gene Rossides, President, American Hellenic Institute

11:50 a.m. Q & A

12:00 Noon Luncheon Luncheon Chairman: George Danis, CEO, IntegraTech Solutions

Greetings: Constantinos Orphanides, Consul General of Greece

Main Speaker: Michael S. Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts

Afternoon Session

1:30 p.m. Session D: The Image of Hellenism: Religious Identity

Modera tor: TBA

1. The Future of Orthodoxy in America

Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dean, Holy Cross School of Theology

2. The Future of Orthodox Priesthood in America

Rev. Nicholas Triantafilou, President, Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology

2:00 p.m. Q & A

2:15 p.m. Session E: Greek Education in America

Moderator: Nicholas Kourtis, Chief Operating Officer, TwinStrata, Inc.

1. The Importance of Increasing Modern Greek Studies Programs and Expanding the Curriculum

Jennifer R. Kellogg, Assistant Director for Curricular Development, Fellowships, and Outreach, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC

2. The Importance of the Greek Language

Dr. James Skedros, Professor of the Cantonis Chair for Byzantine Studies & Professor of History, Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology, MA

3. Greek Elementary School Programs in America: Are We Meeting the Needs?

Kleanthi E. Mavrogiannaki, MA, Lecturer of Modern Greek, Northeastern University, Boston and=2 0Founder & Director, Greek 4 Kids

2:45 p.m. Q & A

3:00 p.m. Session F: A Perspective from Young Greek Americans

Moderator: Tina Papadopoulos, Area Director of Development for Massachusetts, American Cancer Society and President, AHI New England Chapter

1. George Papadopoulos, Political Science Student, DePaul University, IL

2. Alexandra Karambelas,=2 0Classics & English Literature Student, Tufts Uni versity, MA

3. Michael S. Aktipis, Ph.D., J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, MA

3:30 p.m. Q & A

4:45 p.m. Round Table Discussion with Audience

Moderator: Professor Van Coufoudakis

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Magdalene Kantartzi Director, Press & Communication Office Consulate General of Greece 86 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

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