(L-R) PSEKA President Philip Christopher, Cyprus Ambassador Marios Lysiotis, Congressman Chris Pappas, Cyprus Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis, Mike Manatos, AHEPA Board Chair Nick Karacostas WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2024 — On the occasion of the 50th Dark Anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Cyprus, the 39th Annual PSEKA Conference will take place on June 11-13, 2024 in Washington, DC at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Conference participants will once again meet with top-level officials in the US Congress and the Administration who formulate U.S. policy toward Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. Ranking Member James Risch joined by U.S. Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis and Tom Katsilometes of Idaho At [...]
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(L-R) Mike Manatos, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Andy Manatos WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2024 – Many of Washington, DC’s most influential individuals, from both political parties and over decades, (listed below) joined Greek-American leaders from across the country in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Manatos & Manatos. US policymakers from the White House, State Department, Defense Department, US Congress and US Courts, as well as thought leaders from the media, universities and thinktanks gathered at the spectacular new Limani restaurant on December 13. To see more pictures from this celebration, click here. (L-R) Mike Manatos, [...]
WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2022 – Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou came to Washington, DC four years ago (in February of 2020) as Greece’s first woman to serve as Ambassador of Greece to the United States. She left in July of 2023 to serve as Greece’s first Ambassador directly promoted to Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece. A number of senior US Senators, Members of Congress and Congressional staff celebrated her service in Washington, DC and her new appointment at a September 12 reception in the US Capitol Building hosted by Manatos & Manatos. Those in attendance included: The Chairman of the Senate [...]
Over 40 Prominent Hellenes Mentor Greek-American Students WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2023 – Some of the most prominent current and former U.S. government officials, business leaders and other influential opinion leaders of Greek origin met with Greek-American students from across the country as part of the 8th Annual NHS Heritage America program from July 26-29. This annual program is hosted by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos. This year's program featured a hybrid format of meetings in person and via Zoom. These esteemed speakers shared their family immigration experiences from Greece and [...]
NSA Sullivan and Assistant Secretary Lewis Receive Awards from PSEKA Cyprus Conference WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2023 – Today White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs Jessica Lewis were presented with their awards from the 38th Annual PSEKA Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference. Both were scheduled to receive their awards during the May 9-11 conference in Washington, DC. Last-minute international travel changes and illness prevented them from doing so. During today’s meetings, Sullivan and Lewis were engaged on issues of concern to the community, which were highlighted at the conference for the over 40 [...]
Greek-American Students: Opportunity to be Mentored by Some of the Community's Biggest Names WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2023 -- Greek-American college students can now apply to be mentored by many of the most prominent Greek-Americans across the country in-person and online July 26-29, 2023. The deadline for applications to the 8th annual National Hellenic Society Heritage America Program is Wednesday, July 12. To apply for this year's hybrid program, please click here. Stavridis, Tenet, Negroponte…Dukakis, Podesta, Stephanopoulos, Psaki, Priebus…Sarbanes, Bilirakis, Titus, Malliotakis, Pappas…NowThis, Fox News, New York Times, Georgetown Cupcakes, Spotify, Facebook…Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Ambassadors of [...]
Over 40 US Foreign Policymakers Participate in 38th Annual PSEKA Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership ConferenceElizabeth2023-05-23T17:03:00-04:00
Over 40 US Foreign Policymakers Participate in 38th Annual PSEKA Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference (L-R) PSEKA President Philip Christopher, Cyprus Ambassador Marios Lysiotis, Congressman Chris Pappas, Cyprus Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis, Mike Manatos, AHEPA Board Chair Nick Karacostas WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2023 – The most consequential foreign policymakers in the United States Congress from both parties participated in the 38th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference May 9-11 as over 100 Cypriot and Greek-American leaders converged on Capitol Hill. The conference was hosted by PSEKA and its President Philip Christopher and co-hosted by many of [...]
United States Congress Commemorates Greek Independence WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2023 – This week, legislation was introduced in the US Senate and US House of Representatives commemorating the 202nd anniversary of Greece’s independence and celebrating democracy in Greece and the US. Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), once again led this effort in the US Senate and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) was again the lead Republican sponsor. They were joined by 41 other US Senators (list below) as original cosponsors of S. Res. 119 which was introduced in the US Senate yesterday. [...]
38th PSEKA Cyprus Conference to take place May 9-11, 2023 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2023 — We are pleased to announce the 38th PSEKA Cyprus Conference will return in person May 9-11, 2023 in Washington, DC. A block of discounted rooms is available at the Willard InterContinental hotel where some of the meetings and the conference dinner will take place. To secure one of these reduced rate rooms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Conference participants will once again meet with top-level officials in Congress and the Administration who formulate U.S. policy toward Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. [...]
Tonight's Zelenskyy Address to Joint Meeting of US Congress Source of Great Pride to Greeks WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2022 – When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks tonight before a Joint Meeting of the US Congress, it will evoke two sources of great pride for Greeks around the world. First, President Zelenskyy will join the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis as one of only three leaders of foreign countries given the honor of speaking before a Joint Meeting of Congress in the last six years (French President Emmanuel Macron being the other). On May 17, 2022, [...]