The National Hellenic Society hosted a luncheon at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. It was moderated by Mike Manatos, NHS Board member and President of Manatos & Manatos, and featured Ambassador and first Director of National Intelligence, the Honorable John Negroponte, and Ambassador and Executive Director of the US-Qatar Business Council, the Honoable Patrick Theros. The two spoke on present U.S. foreign policy from their vantage points, seasoned by life-long careers as U.S. diplomats. They discussed the challenges, risk, and opportunities facing the West within the context of America’s political transition. Especially given recent news developments, this discussion was very compelling and lively.
WASHINGTON - The NHS and Manatos & Manatos, a leading government relations and advocacy firm, collaborated to develop the NHS Heritage America Program -- an experiential odyssey connecting Greek-American college students to their Hellenic roots, heritage and culture within the context and resources Washington, DC has to offer. This past weekend, selected candidates met a who's-who of Greek-American decision makers, business leaders and other important contacts who will serve as future mentors and career guides for Heritage America alumni.
The Greek Guide to Greatness is a digital series co-produced by the NHS and National Geographic Television. The digital production will feature a series of vignettes highlighting the contributions of the ancient Greek world to contemporary society— many of which we take for granted yet remain part of daily life. The digital series is funded by the NHS and through a generous grant from the George and Judy Marcus Foundation.
The National Hellenic Society’s Washington DC Chapter (NHS DC) held a sports legends luncheon at Kellari Taverna DC on March 9, 2016 with special guest speakers Jim Daopoulos: Former NFL Supervisor of Officiating, NFL Official and ESPN Commentator, and Larry Michael: Senior Vice-President and Executive Producer of the Washington Redskins. NHS members and guests had a great time and gained an incredible insider’s insight of the most popular game and league in the United States. Special thanks to Laura Evans, Anchor of WTTG Fox 5 News, who moderated the discussion.
Close to 150 friends and local NHS members gathered to view the re-mastered version of Zorba the Greek at the Angelika theater in Fairfax, Virginia. Katherine Quinn, widow of Anthony Quinn, was in attendance to introduce the film and share anecdotes about her late husband. A reception followed the showing. The Boston and Los Angeles chapters will follow suit and are planning Zorba the Greek screening events in their areas. A big thanks to all who came out!
NHS Washington, DC hosted monthly “Third Thursday Luncheons” for NHS members and friends centered around guest speakers, including Congressman John Sarbanes; Ambassador Tom Korologos; and William Antholis, Director of the Brookings Institutions, a prominent Washington think tank.
Washington, DC – April 8, 2013. NHS Washington DC hosts the “NHS 3rd Thursday Luncheon” series and meeting of NHS members and guests featuring distinguished speakers from a broad range of backgrounds. The April event and future NHS 3rd Thursday luncheons are sponsored by NHS and co-hosted with the American Hellenic Institute (AHI). AHI President Nick Larigakis welcomed the guests and expressed thanks to the NHS for the opportunity to work collaboratively on shared goals including reach-out to young professionals.
Washington, DC – February 22, 2013 — The National Hellenic Society Washington region (NHS DC) hosted its second “NHS Third Thursday Luncheon” speaker series featuring Tom Korologos, former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, senior advisor to four Presidential Administrations, founder of Timmons & Company and consultant to over 300 Senate conferees, including several U.S. Supreme Court Justices, cabinet and federal agency heads and a “Who’s Who” of public servants facing Senate confirmation.
WASHINGTON (January 25, 2013) — The Washington, DC regional chapter of the National Hellenic Society (NHS) launched its “Third Thursday” speaker series at a special luncheon with Congressman John Sarbanes on January 17, 2013. At this gathering of members and friends, Congressman Sarbanes expressed his support for NHS’ mission to preserve Hellenic heritage and emphasized the importance of passing on this heritage to future generations. In addition, he provided a snapshot of the Congress’ agenda for the new term and a useful update on the issues of importance to the Greek American community.