AHEPA National Issues



2010 Greek-Israeli Relations Conference

Greek Isreali Relations

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Morning Session: Panels 1 and 2

Afternoon Session: Panels 3 and 4

TheSupreme President of the Order of AHEPA
Nicholas A. Karacostas
under the auspices of the AHEPA Cyprus Hellenic Affairs Committee
proudly announces a timely conference entitled:

"Emerging Greek-Israeli Relations: What are the Next Steps?"
Four Panels with Q & A

The Conference was held on October 7, 2010 at the
Washington Club
15 Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009


The recent increased dialogue between Greece and Israel is an encouraging development. Where will this dialogue lead in areas of strategic importance to both nations? Our aim is to identify concrete areas of cooperation between the two nations and explore how the Greek American and Jewish American communities can help augment and strengthen relations between them. We invite you to join us for this groundbreaking conference.

The Honorable Gus M. Bilirakis, U.S. Congressman, Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Panel 1: What Does a Greek-Israeli Strategic Relationship Look Like?

His Excellency Michael B. Oren
Ambassador of Israel

His Excellency Vassilis D. Kaskarelis
Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic

Minister Dan Arbell
Deputy Chief of Mission Israel

Minister Ioannis Vrailas
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Hellenic Republic

Moderated by: Ambassador Patrick Theros, Principal, Theros & Theros, LLP, and former U.S. Ambassador to Quatar

Panel 2: Historical Background of Greek-Israeli Relations

Ms. Ekavi Athanassopoulou
Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP


Moderated by: Nick Larigakis, Executive Director, American Hellenic Institute

Panel 3: National Issues & the Role of Community Organizations

Dr. Andre Gerolymatos
Professor & Chair Hellenic Studies
Simon Fraser University

Jason Isaacson
Director, Government and International Affairs
American Jewish Committee

Moderated by: Savas Tsivikos, AHEPA Cyprus & Hellenic Affairs Committee

Panel 4: The Dynamics of a Greek-Israeli Military Cooperation

Colonel Taxiarchis Sardellis
Military Attache of the Hellenic Republic

Colonel Boaz Amidor
IDF Military Attache to the United States

Moderated by: Lt. Col. Harry Dinella (U.S. Army, ret.), Asst. Professor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Closing Remarks
Nicholas A. Karacostas, AHEPA Supreme President