The New Mediterranean: Geopolitics in a Volatile Region

Foreign Affairs Institute organized the webinar The new Mediterranean: Geopolitics in a volatile region. The webinar featured as guest speakers Hany Farouk Ghoraba (Cairo, Egypt), a writer, political and counter-terrorism analyst at Al Ahram Weekly, author of Egypt’s Arab Spring: The Long and Winding Road to Democracy, Senior Fellow at the Investigative Project on Terrorism […]

Turkey’s Denial of Pontic-Greek & Other Genocides

Foreign Affairs Institute hosted an online discussion on Turkey’s denial of Pontic-Greek and other genocides, focusing on domestic and international repercussions. The discussion was conducted in English between Ms. Uzay Bulut, journalist and political analyst, and Professor Nikos Michailidis, University of Missouri-Saint Louis. The discussion can be watched by anyone, HERE: Some minutes of […]

1st International Summer School for Reconciliation and Social Cohesion in Kavala

The 1st Kavala International Summer School was successfully held from September 5 to 10, 2022, following a relevant initiative from the Institute of International Affairs (FAINST) and the collaboration of ACT- American College of Thessaloniki, the department of undergraduate and graduate studies of Anatolia College, and the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) of the […]


Foreign Affairs Institute organized a discussion on the relations between the Aermenians and the Islamic world but also the role of the armenian diaspora around the globe, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The discussion was held between Avedis Hadjian, journalist and author  of the Secret Nation: The Hidden Armenians of Turkey, and  Tigrane Yégavian, journalist, […]

FAINST at the Governor of BoG

On June 17, 2022, the Chairman of the Governing Committee of the Foreign Affairs Institute, Loukas G. Katsonis, was accepted by the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Professor Ioannis Stournaras, in his office. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the Governor about the strategic aspirations of the Foreign Affairs Institute but also […]

2nd Forum on Hybrid Threats: «Hybrid Threats and Greece»

The two-day 2nd Forum on Hybrid Threats, Cyber-security, and Artificial Intelligence, on “Hybrid Threats and Greece: Developments, Trends, Institutional Framework”, was successfully completed on June 16, 2022 at LAED (Rigillis 1, Athens). It was organized by the Foreign Affairs Institute (, under the auspices of NATO and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Forum […]

International Conference: Islamizations During the Period of the Ottoman Empire

The International Scientific Conference on “Islamizations During the Period of the Ottoman Empire”, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Venice, the Foreign Affairs Institute, the National and Kapodistrian University [“Church and Culture” laboratory of the Theological School], and the famous Scuola Grande di San Marco, was successfully held on May 19-21 in Venice, Italy. The […]

FAINST to the Ecumenical Patriarch

His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr. Bartholomew accepted for hearing the chairman of the steering committee of the Institute of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Loukas Katsonis, and the Senior Advisor of the Institute, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Theodoros Theodorou, at the Patriarchal House, on May 14, 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to thank His Holiness […]

Faith-Based Leadership in a Turbulent World

Foreign Affairs Institute ( in collaboration with the Office of Executive Education and the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and with generous support from the U.S. Embassy in Greece, hosted a leadership program for a diverse, multinational cohort of clergy and lay leaders belonging to the Orthodox […]

The effect of US-Kurdish relations on regional politics

Foreign Affairs Institute with the collaboration of and organized a discussion on The effect of US-Kurdish relations on regional politics, on Monday, February 28th, 2022. The discussion was held between Mrs Bayan Sami Abdulrahman, Kurdistan Regional Government to the U.S., and Dr. Morgan L. Kaplan, Fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the […]