US Senate Officially Recognizes Greece's Bicentennial with Record Support WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2021 - On the eve of Greece’s 200th anniversary of independence, a resolution highlighting the strong ties between the US and Greece, authored by the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, was unanimously passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is expected to be passed by the full US Senate in the days ahead. “We are proud to have been a part of the national effort that secured the support of over half of the US Senators [...]
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WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2020 — Many of the most influential US policymakers in the US Congress and Department of State joined the leadership of the Republic of Cyprus and leadership of the top national Greek-American and Cypriot-American organizations in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus in an online event September 30 hosted by PSEKA, the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations and Manatos & Manatos. In all, 46 speakers paid tribute to the Republic of Cyprus including: from Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou and Ambassador to the [...]
Top US Policymakers Mentor Greek-American Students in 5th Annual Heritage America Program WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2020 – Some of the most prominent current and former US policymakers and opinion leaders met with some of the best and brightest Greek-American students across the country during the 5th Annual Heritage America Program July 8-10, 2020. In all 44 speakers shared with these students, in intimate online discussions, how Hellenic and Orthodox principles and ideals helped them achieve success. This program is hosted every year by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) and Manatos & Manatos. Speakers in the [...]
US House Passes Hagia Sophia Amendment — Rep. Dina Titus leads effort to denounce Turkey for converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque — WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2020 -- On the eve of the national “day of mourning” for Hagia Sophia and Turkey’s planned inauguration of using Hagia Sophia as a mosque, the US House of Representatives passed, by unanimous consent, an amendment offered by Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) objecting to Turkey’s seizure of the Great Church of Holy Wisdom. The Titus amendment to HR 7608 - which was cosponsored by Congressmen Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Chris Pappas (D-NH), David Cicilline (D-RI), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Brad Sherman (D-CA) [...]
Top US Policymakers, AJC CEO Express Outrage Over Turkey’s Occupation of Cyprus and Other Violations in the RegionElizabeth Fagan2020-07-23T12:35:10-04:00
Top US Policymakers, AJC CEO Express Outrage Over Turkey’s Occupation of Cyprus and Other Violations in the Region -- Cyprus Foreign Minister Christodoulides briefs Speaker, key Congressional Chairmen and hundreds around the world during event commemorating 46th dark anniversary of the invasion -- WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2020 – Many of the most influential US foreign policymakers in the US Congress, along with the American Jewish Committee CEO, made some of the strongest public statements against Turkey in recent years in an online commemoration of the dark anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. This event, viewed live by over 600 around the world (and [...]
Washington, DC, May 29, 2020 - The Washington, DC chapter of the National Hellenic Society (NHS) is excited to announce the Fifth Annual NHS Heritage America Program in collaboration with Manatos & Manatos, a leading public policy firm. This year, the unique program will take place VIRTUALLY from July 8-10, 2020 with leading Washington, DC-based policymakers and community leaders. Heritage America reconnects college-age Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture and Hellenic identity. The NHS underwrites all program expenses. Students participating in this exciting educational program will meet virtually with Greek-Americans who have reached the pinnacle of success in America, including: The highest-ranking Greek-Americans in the US Government [...]
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2020 — As the latest numbers show, Greece and Cyprus have been spectacular in protecting their citizens against the dangers of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While a number of courageous and creative actions contributed to these results, unlike many other countries, the leaders of Greece and Cyprus shut down their countries and distanced their citizens immediately proximate to their first-reported COVID-19 fatality. In Greece, at its peak, 129 new cases were reported on April 7. New cases per day have since fallen precipitously. From April 12-20, new cases per day were 33, 31, 25, 22, 15, 17, 11, 10 and 10, respectively. And COVID-19-related deaths from April 11-20, [...]
WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2020 — Top US policymakers - current and former, from both political parties - played a major role in over 720,000 people receiving the Light of the Resurrection (in the first 24 hours) from the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. Because the global pandemic prevented the Greek Orthodox faithful from gathering, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros prepared a beautifully produced, short video (1:42) that allowed all Orthodox Christians to Receive the Light of the “Anastasi” (resurrection) from him directly. This video was shared on his social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube on Saturday, April 18 at 4:45 pm, exactly 15 minutes [...]
WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2020 - Greece’s remarkable, world-leading response to COVID-19 was brought to the attention of over 200 top US policymakers in the US Congress, the White House, State Department and other thought leaders in Washington, DC by Manatos & Manatos. “Once again, in times of tremendous difficulty and challenge, little Greece has become a role model for the rest of the world. This speaks to the legacy Greece has shaped over centuries - a legacy of courage, creativity and perseverance,” said Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos. Despite its healthcare resources cut by 75% emerging from it’s Great Depression over [...]
SAVE THE DATE: 36th Annual PSEKA Cyprus Conference to be held June 9-11, 2020 in Washington, DC (L-R) Philip Christopher, former Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Andy Manatos WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2020 — We are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual PSEKA Cyprus Conference will take place June 9-11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Last year, over 50 top US policymakers from the US Congress and Trump Administration met with national Greek-American leaders at the 35th Annual PSEKA Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference. Conference participants will again be meeting with top-level [...]