Ambassador’s Remarks at ACS Graduation Commencement

The ACS Mission statement outlines the aim of challenging all students to realize their unique potential: and to thrive as responsible global citizens. As someone who has lived abroad most of the past thirty years and has worked throughout my career to bring people and governments around the world closer together, I urge you to ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the Fulbright 70th Anniversary

Awards Ceremony At the American School of Classical Studies – Cotsen Hall June 13, 2018 – 7:20 to 9:00 PM Thank you for your warm introduction Artemis. Good evening Minister Gavrolgou, members of the Fulbright Board and staff; Fulbright scholars and students, distinguished guests, it is my pleasure to be with you agian tonight to ...
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Mindspace Finals Contest

On Sunday June 3, 2018  thirty University students participated in the Mindspace finals contest that  took place at Eugenides Foundation with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the participation of the Deputy Chief of Mission Kate Marie Byrnes. The Mindspace pitching competition gave the opportunity to more than 100 young graduates to receive training ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for the Makriyiannis Wing Inauguration

With the continued investment of the American School of Classical Studies in the cultural and academic life of Greece, I am confident that the school will remain a living monument to the long-standing cultural and educational ties that bind our two countries.
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at 2018 American Studies Seminar

First of all let me say what a real pleasure and an honor it is for me to be with you here at the American Studies Seminar. This Seminar is one of the embassy’s most longstanding public affairs programs, and it has a great reputation for helping us to share insights about the United States, ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks for American Universities Alumni Association, April 27, 2018

Καλησπέρα σας!  Nikos, thank you so much for having me here.  I’ve been looking forward to meeting with your association.  Each time I visit Thessaloniki, I’m reminded of the significant role played by the American affiliated institutions in northern Greece – these institutions are the foundation of our bilateral relationship here – the Alumni Association, ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Greece

Presidential Palace April 23, 2018 Kalimera, good morning, I’d like to begin, Mr. President, by saying thank you for those remarkable, wise and gracious remarks about the history of our Fulbright partnership and our relationship. I am deeply grateful. Thank you also for having us out here today to mark this historic occasion. It’s truly ...
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“Dancing to Connect” Education Program 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is happy to partner with the Onassis Cultural Center for the dance education program “Dancing to Connect” reaching 200 high school students in Athens and Chania.  In its sixth year, the program has reached over 1,100 students ages 13-18, and has travelled to five different cities around Greece. 
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at ACG’s Simulated Trading Room Opening

This trading room is going to offer a unique educational tool for students of DEREE’s Business School and the ALBA Graduate Business School.  The facility will serve as a laboratory and classroom which will replicate a real-world trading experience, providing students from Greece and the Balkans experience that they can use when they begin searching ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Welcome Remarks at the Annual Museum Conference

Benaki Museum November 30, 2017   Dr. Manginis, dear guests, it is a great pleasure to be back at this beautiful Benaki facility and to be here with so many representatives of some of the top museums and cultural institutions here in Greece. This is the seventh annual Museum Conference that we have organized along ...
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Greek Alumni Makes Connections

Each month, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes one outstanding alumnus or alumna.  Betty Tsakarestou is this month’s outstanding alumna, and her work will be recognized throughout the month on the International Exchange Alumni website, ECA’s official website which serves more than one million Department-sponsored exchange alumni worldwide.
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Anatolia College Graduation

The U.S. Mission to Greece and our Consulate here in Thessaloniki have long collaborated with Anatolia College on cultural and educational programs. These programs and U.S. financial assistance show the United States’ unwavering commitment to Northern Greece and to American-affiliated institutions like Anatolia College.
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at 2017 American Studies Seminar

70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan in Greece May 8, 2017, 18:00-18:30 As Delivered Καλησπέρα!  Good evening everybody.  It’s great to be here.  I want to start by thanking you all for coming on a beautiful Athens sunny evening.  And it’s my pleasure and honor to be part of the kickoff of this exercise. I’m ...
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Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at a Reception in Honor of the American Farm School and Aliki Perrotis

April 10, 2017, 7:00 pm Ambassador’s Residence As delivered  Let me first of all say what a pleasure it is for Mary and I to welcome all of you here to our home this evening.  This is a very special event for us in view of what you all know is a very strong relationship ...
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Grand Opening – YouthLab Xanthi

On Monday, April 3, the newly expanded and renovated YouthLab Xanthi officially opened its doors. This new American Corner will help Thracian youth and young professionals in the wider region learn job skills for today's knowledge-based, global economy so that they can productively contribute to Greece’s skilled workforce and economic development.
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U.S. Embassy Supports “Dancing to Connect” educational program in Athens and Komotini

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Center and with support from the Municipality of Komotini, is supporting the “Dancing to Connect” educational program. Seeking to give students the opportunity to discover ways of collaboration and communication through dance.
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Athens First Lego League Tournament

Over 250 innovative students aged 10-16 years old competed in the 2017 Animal Allies – Robotics Competition FIRST® LEGO® League at UTechLab, the U.S. Embassy’s American Space partner within the Eugenides Foundation.  On February 19, 30 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) mentors, 120 volunteers, referees, judges, robotic experts, and nearly 3,000 visitors enjoyed an ...
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U.S. Mission Leaders Visit UTechLab

On February 10, Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and Deputy Chief of Mission Suzanne Lawrence visited  UTechLab  in Athens. A collaboration of the  U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS  and the  Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου – Eugenides Foundation  – the center focuses on providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs to high school students. The Embassy leadership saw demonstrations of the 3-D printing technology, robotics, programming, and comics workshops that ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the the Future of the TESOL Profession Summit

Feb. 22 - "Speaking in my role as Ambassador here in Greece, I can assure you that we remain strongly focused on continuing our great work with Greek Customs and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission and I count on continued benefits for both of our countries from that collaboration." - Ambassador Pyatt
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