We are thrilled to invite you to this open virtual discussion on "The Transatlantic COVID-19 Cooperation," hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Athens. It will feature Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of theAtlantic Council in Washington, DC and will be moderated by Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus, and by Spyridon Litsas, Professor of International Relations Theory at the University of Macedonia. U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, will make opening remarks.

Juneteenth, or June 19th, is an annual holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. On this date in 1865, slavery ended in Texas nearly three years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, issued September 22, 1862. Texas, which was part of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War, had long ignored Lincoln’s proclamation. So Army General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops traveled to the port of Galveston, Texas, to make the announcement to Texans.

The American Film Showcase, our collaboration with Exile Room and USC School of Cinematic Arts continues tomorrow June 18, 2020 with the premiere of "Picture Character," a documentary about the ever evolving world of emojis. 

To strengthen internationalization and extroversion, the Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Αττικής - University of West Attica is inviting international students to study abroad in Athens with a new video highlighting the benefits of international education.

The application for the 2020 YES Program is open.

The YES Program - Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program is organized by the Department of Administrative Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Learn more on how to apply at:

Applications Deadline is June 10, 2020



U.S. researchers are joining forces with scientists around the world to find solutions that will end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The collaboration ranges from experiments to adapt a measles vaccine to prevent COVID-19 to efforts to understand how the human immune system’s antibodies attack the coronavirus.

Collaboration and transparency are hallmarks of U.S. scientific research and are essential to solving the world’s great challenges.

Read how U.S. research collaborations are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic...

Dr. Christos Kyratsous, vice president and head of research on infectious diseases and technology at Regeneron, is in charge of research into the coronavirus vaccine in New York.

The 39-year-old scientist, who was included in the Business Insider magazine as one of the 30 people worldwide who are expected to transform the future of health services, is the one who found the cure for Ebola a few years ago, saving the lives of hundreds of people who were one step away from death.

The Greek researcher from Kozani, studied at the Department of Pharmacy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while, in 2004, he did his doctorate at Columbia University in New York and then went to NYU for two years.

Christos Kyratsous was honored in 2009 for his academic performance with the Columbia University School of Medicine Award (2009 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research) and, in 2011, began working at Regeneron in the United States, where he remains to this day.


Are you an English Language teacher or a TESOL professional? Do you want to know about free tech tools and how to use them for language learning and teaching? If your answer is yes, consider enrolling in this new online course: Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom. 

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