Combined Resources for Effective Policy Making
Executive Summary of HRI-Visits
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. The purpose of the HRI-Visits project is to enhance the relationship between the Greek-American and international community and policy experts on issues concerning Greece. Invited policy makers have the opportunity to meet with members of the Greek-American, academic and professional communities in Boston, New York and Washington D.C. in order to engage in productive discussions regarding the future of Greece.
The HRI-Visits project is led by two members of the Hellenic Resources Institute, Dimitrios Keridis and Thomas Varvitsiotis. In their words, "the purpose of the visits is to promote Greek-American friendship and strengthen the communication link between the Greek public policy makers and the American academic community."
The program of the visits, which lasts 10 days, engages the
visiting members of the Greek House of Parliament in constructive dialogue
with some of the most well known scholars and political figures on public
policy, negotiation, dispute resolution, strategy and the Balkans.
The HRI-Visits provides a vehicle for several extraordinary results:
If you are interested in participating in the HRI-Visits project, or would like more information, please contact Dimitris Keridis or Thomas Varvitsiotis at the Hellenic Resources Institute, P.O. Box 380912, Cambridge, MA 02238.
- An educational process takes place in which there is a rich exchange of ideas and ideologies that are shared from across the world
- Greek public policy makers have the opportunity to experience the changes and progress taking place abroad, and understand and influence the way in which Greece is perceived abroad
- The HRI-Visits project provides an area of common ground where politicians from Greece who belong to different political parties can engage in conversations with each other from a multi-partisan perspective
- Both a forum and a vehicle for Greek public policy makers to come into contact with Greeks and Greek-Americans living in the diaspora is facilitates by the HRI-Visits project.
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