Greece-U.S. Relations: The Generation Ahead

October 13, 2000 // 12:00am

On October 13, 2000, the Western Policy Center and the Washington-based Center for Democracy , in conjunction with the US Embassy in Greece, hosted a major conference on a range of issues.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
· R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to Greece
· Dimitris Avramopoulos, Mayor of Athens
· Paul Sarbanes, U.S. Senator from Maryland (taped video)
· Allen Weinstein, President & CEO, Center for Democracy
· John Sitilides, Executive Director, Western Policy Center

Greek-U.S. Cooperation in Southeastern Europe
· Moderator: Allen Weinstein
· Janusz Bugajski, Director of East European Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Nicholas Ashford, Co-Chair, U.S.-Greece Initiative for Technology Cooperation with the Balkans; Professor of Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
· Ambassador Richard Sklar, U.S. Special Representative for Southeast Europe Initiative

Bilateral Strategies on Transnational Issues
· Moderator: John Sitilides
· Michalis Chrysochoidis, Greek Minister of Public Order
· Mary Bossi, Secretary of the Board of Directors, ISTAME
· Ian Lesser, Senior Analyst, RAND Corporation

The Role of the Media
· Moderator: John Sitilides
· Bruce Clark, Diplomatic Correspondent, The Economist
· Alexis Papahelas, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, To Vima
· Notis Papadopoulos, Political Editor, Ta Nea
· George Savidis, Washington, D.C., Communications Consultant

Luncheon: Common Defense and Security Issues
· Introduction: R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Ambassador to Greece
· Keynote Speaker: Akis Tzohatzopoulos, Greek Minister of National Defense

Greece, Turkey, and the U.S.: The Complexities of Alliance
· Moderator: Allen Weinstein
· Constantinos Arvanitopoulos, Asst. Professor of International Politics, Panteion University
· Andrew Borowiec, Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Times
· F. Stephen Larrabee, Senior Staff, RAND Corporation
· Soli Ozel, Professor of International Relations, Bilgi University (Turkey)

Greek-U.S. Relations: A Dialogue
· Moderator: John Sitilides
· Theodore Couloumbis, Secretary General, ELIAMEP
· Monteagle Stearns, former U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant

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