Two New Episodes!
Episode 4: Interview with Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos - July 29, 2020
Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos is considered a pioneer and trailblazer in the biotech industry given his credentials as a scientists and financier which gave him the tools to advance the biotech industry in ways that have impacted our lives through the development of a host of new pharmaceuticals and regimens. He as Chairman of Biogen, is Co-Founder and Chairman of Exelixis, Chairman of Regulus Therapeutics, and Co-Founder of the incredible non-profit Fondation Santé which was established to assist Greece develop a new generation of biotech professionals and bring leaders of the biotech industry to Greece for their deliberative conferences. NHS Talks Stories is proud to share Stelios’ story as one that will inspire others to emulate his accomplishments through the hard work, dedication and passion to achieve and give back.
Episode 5: Reflections on Greek America - July 30, 2020
Join guest host moderator, and Executive Director of the Elios Society, Frosene Phillips with guests: Basil Mossaidis, Executive Director of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (AHEPA), Nick Larigakis, President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), Mike Manatos, Executive Director of the Washington OXI Day Foundation, and Dr. James Dimitriou, Chairman of the American Hellenic Council (AHC) of California. Featuring representatives of leading Greek American organizations reflecting on the history, mission and evolution of their respective organizations given the demographic shift in today's Greek America. The episode will be shared and permanently archived with the National Hellenic Museum as part of their permanent chronicle of the Greek American story.
EPISODE 8 || NHS Talks: Controlling COVID-19 & Tobacco Challenges in Greece
Join host John Metaxas and our panelists Dr. Panagiotis Behrakis, Director, Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece; Dr. Vasileios Kikilias, Minister, Greek Health Ministry; and The Honorable Geoffrey Pyatt, United States Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic regarding the control of COVID-19 in Greece and the challenges that tobacco presents as well.
Heritage Greece® Program Highlighted in Hellenic Journal
Heritage Greece® Program Alumni Bobby Kamaris shares his experiences with the Hellenic Journal. Kamaris was a participant in the NHS's Heritage Greece® Program in 2014 and credits many of the successes he's had in his professional career with the experiences gained through the Heritage Greece® Program and the mentorship and networking opportunities facilitated by the National Hellenic Society.
Episode 5 || Athletics
The Greeks lived to compete, and while a competitive spirit pushed them to greater heights it also pulled them together. Athletics in Ancient Greece were about much more than individual achievement. They saw that greater communities and a stronger sense of identity could be forged around athletic contests. In 776 BC, the Greek world united around the first Olympic Games, and similar festivals throughout Greece became so important, city-states at war would enact temporary truces in order to attend. Today, the modern Olympic Games brings nations together and spreads a message of peace, but could the Games somehow play a role in conflict resolution? Scientists have found positive psychological correlations between fighting in war and competing in combative sports. Could more organized conflict through sport lead to less conflict through war?
WHAT DOES HELLENIC HERITAGE MEAN TO ME?
We asked some of the attendees of our annual Heritage Weekend and Classic, held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4-7, 2018. Watch the video below to see what they had to say, and keep an eye on our website in the next week or so for pictures and media from our event!
The National Hellenic Society is an organization established to create a lasting network of Greek Americans that will preserve our heritage through the sponsorship and initiation of programs that support our Hellenic culture; benefit our members and their families; and honor our ancestors. NHS members represent accomplished men and women in our community and membership is solely by invitation. As is our tradition, fellowship and enrichment are a prominent part of this society.