Can Knowledge of Migration History Foster Inclusive Societies and create Inclusive Work Cultures?


Jan 22, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Exploration with Professor Nicholas Alexiou On January 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM, we are pleased to invite you to the Culture First Greece Chapter Event where renowned Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College, C.U.N.Y., Nicholas Alexiou, Founder and Director of the Hellenic American Project (HAP), will delve into this compelling subject.

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Join us for an Exploration with Professor Nicholas Alexiou On January 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM, we are pleased to invite you to the Culture First Greece Chapter 's second event, where renowned Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College, CUNY, Nicholas Alexiou, Founder and Director of the Hellenic American Project (HAP), will delve into this compelling subject at the premises of the Institute for the Study of Local History and History of Enterprises NGO.

Hellenic American Project (HAP), Department of Sociology, Queens College, CUNY, is a nonprofit program that documents the Hellenic American presence in the United States from the first wave of mass immigration in 1900 to the present. HAP operates as a research facility, archive, Greek American Library, museum, and event space.

The purpose of HAP is to cultivate a seamless narrative that encompasses the Hellenic American experience through an innovative multifaceted approach combining primary and secondary sources while making them available to the public. HAP initiatives include conducting interviews that are organized into generational oral histories, analyzing population data, curating and digitizing cultural artifacts and books, and organizing academic symposia and cultural events.

Our distinguished guests participating in the discussion with Professor Alexiou include:

- Angelos Vlachos, PhD in History and CEO of the Port Authority of Kavala

- Evangelia Bafouni, PhD in History and Director of Culture of the  Municipality of Piraeus  

- George Giannopoulos, Chief CLT, Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Queens College, C.U.N.Y.

- Nikolaos Melios, MA in Communication - Historian, Leader of the Culture First Greece Chapter

- Marina Alisandratou, MBA, Co-Leader of the Culture First Greece Chapter

In addition, nine American university students, currently exploring Greece through the C.U.N.Y. Study Abroad program, will join us in person to share their perspectives. 

Join us for this stimulating discussion and gain insights into how we can leverage migration history to build more inclusive and thriving communities.

We will also dedicate time to brainstorming future initiatives and events for the Culture First Greece Chapter, fostering collaboration and innovation with our international colleagues.

Registration is essential. Please RSVP by January 22, 2024.

Remote participation is also an option. Please send us an email to “” to secure your virtual spot.

We look forward to your participation!

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Monday, January 22, 2024
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


  • Nikolaos Melios

    Ethos Lab PC

    Chapter Lead

  • Marina Alysandratou

    Business Architect

    Chapter Lead

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