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For Immediate Release

The Hellenic Resources Institute Hosts A Group of Greek Parliamentarians to Address Security and Cooperation in the Balkans

Boston, November 8-13, 1994: The Hellenic Resources Institute, in Cambridge in conjunction with the United States Embassy in Athens, Greece and the U.S.A. are pleased to welcome to a group of four public policy makers from Greece for a 10-day visit to Boston and Washington, D.C.

They are as follows: Theodoros Stathis (PASOK) former Deputy Minister of Defense and former Deputy Minster of Culture, a member of parliament since 1981; Costas Karamanlis (New Democracy), Member of the parliament since 1989, and Head of the Policy Planning Committee; Dimitris Hatzidimitriou (Political Spring), member of the parliament since 1993; and Anastassios Trikkas (Synaspismos), formerly a journalist for TA NEA on foreign affairs. Mr. Trikkas is a member of the Foreign Affairs and International Relations Committees in Greece.

The greater Boston area contains a rich concentration of academic, research and business organizations that focus on international relations, foreign affairs, negotiation and dispute resolution. Given this, the purpose of the program is to: The theme of this year's visit is Security and Cooperation in the Balkans. During the week, the policy makers will attend lectures, seminars and panel discussions pertaining to issues related to the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the peace plan for Bosnia, the role of Greece in the post-Communist Balkans, the role of international and regional organizations in Balkan developments (UN, EU, WEU, CSCE, Council of Europe, the Black Sea Initiative, etc.) and economic cooperation and diplomacy in the Balkans, among others. These events will take place at prestigious educational institutions such as the Kennedy School of Government, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard's Center for European Studies and various private and public organizations throughout Boston.

The Hellenic Resources Institute is a non-profit organization, located in Cambridge, MA whose goal is to create a link between Greek public-policy makers and academicians, professionals and scientists of the Greek diaspora and the international community.

Contact: Demetra E. Anagnostopoulos (617) 354-2000

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