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"ΕΝΤΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΗΜΕΡΩΝ ΑΡΧΙΖΟΥΝ ΟΙ ΤΟΥΡΚΙΚΕΣ ΕΡΕΥΝΕΣ ΝΟΤΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΣΤΕΛΟΡΙΖΟΥ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΥΦΑΛΟΚΡΗΠΙΔΑ. ΑΞΙΖΕΙ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΕΤΕ ΜΙΑ ΕΚΠΟΜΠΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΩΝ Ε.Δ. ΤΗΣ ΧΩΡΑΣ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ.!!!!!

ΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ ΑΥΤΟ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΣΟΒΑΡΟΤΕΡΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΑΚΟΜΑ, ΑΦΟΥ Ο κ. ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΑΣΧΕΤΟΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΙΜΕΝΟ ΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΕ ΝΑ ΤΙΣ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΙΩΣΕΙ.

ΓΝΩΡΙΖΕΤΕ ΟΤΙ ΑΥΤΗ ΤΗΝ ΣΤΙΓΜΗ ΟΤΙ ΟΙ ΜΟΝΑΔΕΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΕΛΕΙΩΣ ΑΣΤΕΛΕΧΩΤΕΣ ΜΕ ΣΤΡΑΤΙΩΤΕΣ , ΑΦΟΥ ΛΟΓΩ ΛΙΤΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣΕ Η ΠΡΟΣΛΗΨΗ ΜΙΣΘΟΦΟΡΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΕΦΕΔΡΟΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΝΥΠΑΡΚΤΟΙ ΛΟΓΩ ΥΠΟΓΕΝΝΗΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ, ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ, ΚΡΙΣΗΣ, ΚΥΡΙΩΣ ΟΜΩΣ ΛΟΓΩ ΜΕΙΩΜΕΝΗΣ ΘΗΤΕΙΑΣ. ΕΜΕΙΣ ΔΗΛ. ΠΟΥ ΥΠΗΡΕΤΗΣΑΜΕ ΤΡΙΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΗΜΑΣΤΑΝ ΚΟΡΟΙΔΑ;;;;;;

ΠΑΡΑΛΛΗΛΑ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΓΙΝΟΥΝ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΣΠΑΤΑΛΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΑΥΞΗΘΟΥΝ ΟΙ ΕΞΟΠΛΙΣΜΟΙ ΚΑΙ Η ΘΩΡΑΚΙΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΧΩΡΑΣ. ΕΜΕΙΣ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΧΑΜΕ ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΓΚ ΟΤΑΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΤΟΥΣΑΜΕ !!!!! ΓΝΩΡΙΖΕΤΕ ΤΙΣ ΤΕΡΑΣΤΙΕΣ ΑΓΟΡΕΣ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΩΝ ΑΕΡΟΣΚΑΦΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΡΑΤΙΩΤΙΚΟΥ ΥΠΕΡΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΟΥ ΕΞΟΠΛΙΣΜΟΥ ΠΟΥ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΟΠΟΙΕΙ Η ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑ;;;; Ή ΘΑ ΜΑΣ ΣΩΣΕΙ Η Ε.Ε. ΟΠΩΣ ΜΑΣ ΕΣΩΣΕ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΡΙΣΗ ΣΤΑ ΙΜΙΑ;;;;;;;;;; ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΖΩΝΗ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΙΣΧΥΡΕΣ Ε.Δ. ΞΕΧΑΣΤΕ ΤΗΝ.

ΕΤΣΙ ΛΟΙΠΟΝ ΜΙΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ Η ΛΥΣΗ, ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΘΗΤΕΙΑΣ ΑΝΔΡΩΝ ΣΤΟΥΣ 18 ΜΗΝΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΡΑΤΕΥΣΗ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΕΣ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΕΞΑΜΗΝΟ. ΑΥΣΤΗΡΗ ΛΙΤΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΕΞΟΠΛΙΣΜΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΙΣΘΩΝ ΕΝΣΤΟΛΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΧΡΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΟΥ ΘΑ ΕΞΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΗΘΟΥΝ, ΜΕ ΠΑΡΑΛΛΗΛΑ ΑΝΑΔΙΑΤΑΞΗ ΤΩΝ Ε.Δ. ΚΑΙ ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΙΔΙΚΩΝ ΔΥΝΑΜΕΩΝ ΣΤΑ ΠΡΟΤΥΠΑ ΤΟΥ ΙΣΡΑΗΛ, ΜΕ ΕΠΑΝΑΦΟΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΣΩΣΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΟΠΩΣ ΓΙΝΟΤΑΝ ΠΑΛΙΑ.

ΦΑΙΝΕΤΑΙ ΟΤΙ ΔΕΝ ΕΧΟΥΝ ΕΞΗΓΗΣΕΙ ΣΤΟΝ κ. ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΠΟΥΛΟ, ΟΤΙ ΑΝ ΣΥΜΒΕΙ ΚΑΠΟΙΑ ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΚΡΙΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΕΝ ΜΠΟΡΕΣΕΙ ΝΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΤΙΜΕΤΩΠΙΣΕΙ Μ ΑΥΤΗΝ ΤΗΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΩΝ Ε.Δ.,,,,,, ΠΟΥ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΒΡEΘEI Η΄ ΝΑ ΚΡΥΦΘΕΙ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΜΗ ΒΡΕΘΕΙ !!!!!!!..

ΠΑΡΑΛΛΗΛΑ ΕΧΕΤΕ ΑΚΟΥΣΕΙ ΠΟΙΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΣ ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΩΝ΄; Η΄Ο ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟΣΟ ΑΘΟΡΥΒΟΣ ;;;;; ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΜΩΣ ΚΥΡΙΛΕ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΝΕΙ ΜΠΟΛΙΚΑ ΤΑΞΙΔΙΑ ΑΝΑΨΥΧΗΣ, ΣΤΟ ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ ΔΙΕΠΡΕΨΕ, ΘΥΜΗΘΕΙΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΕΡΑΣΤΙΑ ΠΑΡΑΓΓΕΛΙΑ ΕΜΒΟΛΙΩΝ.

ΕΤΣΙ ΛΟΙΠΟΝ Μ ΑΥΤΑ ΤΑ ΙΚΑΝΟΤΑΤΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΑ ΣΤΕΛΕΧΗ ΘΑ ΑΝΤΙΜΕΤΩΠΙΣΟΥΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΕΠΙΘΕΤΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΤΟΥΡΚΙΑΣ!!! ΑΛΛΑ ΔΕΝ ΒΑΡΙΕΣΑΙ ΠΩΣ ΔΩΣΑΜΕ ΤΑ ΙΜΙΑ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΤΟΥΡΚΟΥΣ, ΕΤΣΙ ΘΑ ΔΩΣΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΥΦΑΛΟΚΡΗΠΙΔΑ!!!!!!
Και ενω ολα αυτα καταγγελλονται 

Προετοιμαζεται ο Σαμαρας για το ταξιδακι του στην Αμερικη εν μεσω Ελληνικης Κρισης και κοροιδευουν τους Ελληνες οτι ταχα ερχεται για την Ομογενεια!!!ενω στην πραγματικοτητα ερχεται καλεσμενος Εβραικων Οργανωσεων.

Τώρα τι θα ωφεληθεί η Ελλάδα από ένα τέτοιο Συνέδριο αυτό είναι μια άλλη ιστορία!!!

Ετσι διπλωματικός «πυρετός» επικρατεί στο Μαξίμου αλλά και στο υπουργείο Εξωτερικών προκειμένου να προετοιμαστεί όσο το δυνατόν καλύτερα το ταξίδι του πρωθυπουργού.
Σύμφωνα με  πληροφορίες  που διαδιδουν στην Ελλαδα ο Αντώνης Σαμαράς αναμένεται να επισκεφθεί την Ν. Υόρκη στα μέσα Ιουνίου για να μιλήσει ταχα σε  Έλληνες ομογενείς και επιχειρηματίες ενώ δεν αποκλείεται να μεταβεί και στην Ουάσιγκτον προκειμένου να συναντηθεί με τον Μπάρακ Ομπάμα.Την Ομογενεια την εχουν γραμμενη στη Ν Δημοκρατια καιρο τωρα οπως και η Ομογενεια εχει γραμμενη τη Ν Δημοκρατια κανονικα.
Η ελληνική κυβέρνηση αποφάσισε να ανοίξει ''πόλεμο'' και με την Ομογένεια, αφού επιμένει στην διπλή φορολόγηση των Ομογενών, που κρατούν ένα (πατρικό) σπίτι στην Ελλάδα, γιά να μην χάσουν τα παιδιά τους την επαφή με την χώρα των γονιών τους. Χρειάζονται σχόλια γιά την ηλιθιότητα των κυβερνώντων την Ελλάδα;Οι Ομογενεις γνωριζουν οτι ''υπουργική συμμορία'' του Α. Σαμαρά, προσπαθει τσακίσει φορολογικά και τους Ομογενείς

  υπουργικο κυβερνησης απατεωνων, Σαμαρα  



Να ποιοί κυβερνούν την χρεοκοπημένη, κρατικά διεφθαρμένη, διεθνώς εξευτελισμένη, εξαθλιωμένη, με χαμένη την εθνική της κυριαρχία, Ελλάδα. Μιά κυβέρνηση, που δεν μπόρεσε ούτε την... ''Λίστα Λαγκάρντ'' να διαχειριστεί. Με ποιά λογική, οι της κυβέρνησης θα διαχειριστούν τις τύχες της χώρας και του λαού της; Και εξακολουθούν να εξαπατούν τον λαό, ενώ ΓΝΩΡΙΖΟΥΝ ότι, ΔΕΝ θα γίνουν επενδύσεις, ούτε ουσιαστικές αποκρατικοποιήσεις και το Μνημόνιο 4 είναι θέμα μηνών, επειδή η Ελλάδα ΔΕΝ θα εφαρμόσει όσα υπέγραψε, ΔΕΝ θα κάνει τις διαρθρωτικές αλλαγές. Εξυπακούεται ότι στο εξωτερικό, δεν υπάρχει άνθρωπος να πιστεύει οτιδήποτε λένε οι ψεύτες της κυβέρνησης.
Αυτή είναι και η επιθυμία των συνεργατών του πρωθυπουργού που προσπαθούν να συνδυάσουν την επίσκεψη αυτή με την πρώτη συνάντηση του Α. Σαμαρά με τον Πρόεδρο των ΗΠΑ κάτι που είναι πολύ πιθανό να συμβεί όπως αναφέρουν διπλωματικές πηγές. Από την αντίπερα όχθη του Ατλαντικού έχουν απαντήσει θετικά στο ενδεχόμενο της συνάντησης του Μπάρακ Ομπάμα με τον πρωθυπουργό και το μόνο που απομένει είναι να τα βρουν στις ημερομηνίες.




Εμπρός στον δρόμο που χάραξαν GAP και Αβρααμό
Επιτέλους, ''δικαίωση'' της ''διορατικής'' εξωτερικής πολιτικής της Ελλάδας
Η επαναπροσέγγιση Τουρκίας-Ισραήλ, με την μεσολάβηση Ομπάμα και την συγγνώμη Νετανιάχου στον Ερντογάν γιά το επεισόδιο με το πλοίο ''Μαβί Μαρμαρά'' που ήθελε να σπάσει το ισραηλινό εμπάργκο εις βάρος των Παλαιστίνιων στην λωρίδα της Γάζας, ανάδειξε το μεγαλείο των ''διορατικών'' υπουργών Εξωτερικών, George Α. Ρapandreou και Δημήτρη Αβρααμόπουλου, που ξεπέρασαν σε φιλοϊσραηλισμό ακόμα και τους... ραβίνους. Οι δύο ''φιγουρατζήδες'' πολιτικοί, ως υπουργοί Εξωτερικών, ανάδειξαν, επίσης και το... ''μεγαλείο'' της ελληνικής κοντόφθαλμης, τυχοδιωκτικής πολιτικής, δίνοντας έμφαση στις προσωπικές τους δημόσιες σχέσεις, μέσω του αξιώματός τους.
Σημ.: Ο ''γάμος'' ισραηλινού και ελληνικού (ψευτο)''λόμπι'' που έγινε πρόσφατα στην Ουάσιγκτον και τόσο πολύ πρόβαλε το ΥΠΕΞ, οδεύει τώρα προς πρόωρο... διαζύγιο, εξαιτίας... απιστίας;





AJC Global Forum 2013

Να ποιοι θα μιλησουν στο Εβραικο Φορουμ
Ο μονος Πρωθυπουργος ο Σαμαρας!!!

Speakers

H.E. Peter Ammon
Ambassador of Germany to the United States

SESSION
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Ammon has served as Ambassador to the U.S. since August 2011, following his appointment as State Secretary at the Foreign office. He has also served as Germany’s Ambassador to France, and has held other diplomatic postings in London, Senegal, India and Washington. Ambassador Ammon has also served as the Director General for Economics at the German Foreign Office and Head of Policy Planning and speech writer to former German President Roman Herzog. He holds a doctorate in Economics from Berlin’s Free University.

Dr. Steven Bayme
AJC Director of Contemporary Jewish Life

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast


Steven Bayme serves as Director of AJC’s Contemporary Jewish Life Department and Koppelman Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations. His responsibilities include Jewish family issues, Jewish education, Israel-Diaspora relations, Jewish identity and continuity, and intra-Jewish relations. He has lectured widely and taught at Yeshiva University, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Hebrew Union College, among others. He also serves as Visiting Associate Professor of History at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has been named three times in the Forward’s annual list of the top 50 Jewish leaders who “make a difference.”

Deidre Berger
Director, AJC Berlin

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast

Deidre Berger serves as Director of AJC’s Berlin Office/Lawrence and Lee Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations since 2000. In that capacity, she advocates for a strong transatlantic partnership, a deepened understanding of Mideast affairs, dialogue among ethnic and religious groups, and the endurance of Holocaust remembrance. Ms. Berger lectures frequently in Germany and the U.S. on European security affairs and German-Jewish relations. Prior to joining AJC, Ms. Berger worked for 15 years as a foreign correspondent based in Germany, reporting for the Washington, D.C.-based public radio network, National Public Radio.

H.E. Rachad Bouhlal
Ambassador of Morocco to the United States

SESSION
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Bouhlal was named Ambassador to the U.S. in December 2011, after serving as Ambassador to Germany. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Ambassador to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg. Ambassador Bouhlal has held other senior government positions, including serving as Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. He also served as an advisor to the Prime Minister on economic and financial matters and is a founding member of the Ribat al Fath Association for Sustainable Development and the International Wildlife Film and Environment Festival. Ambassador Bouhlal has received numerous decorations from the governments of Belgium, Germany and France.

The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde
Bishop of Washington

SESSION
AJC Face-to-Face Advocacy Visit


Rev. Dr. Mariann Budde is the first woman to serve as bishop in the Diocese of Washington. Earlier, she served as rector of St. John’s, Minneapolis. Her other ministries then included serving as Dean of the Minneapolis Region, General Convention deputy, on the Standing Committee, and in support of diocesan multi-cultural ministries. She also serves as a Conference Leader for CREDO, an organization committed to clergy wellness and vocational renewal. A well-regarded preacher, teacher, and conference leader, she is the author of Gathering Up the Fragments: Preaching as Spiritual Practice.

H.E. Michael Collins
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

SESSION
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Michael Collins became Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S. on September 18, 2007. Prior to his appointment, he served in the Department of Foreign Affairs, as Second Secretary-General at the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland). In that capacity, he worked on the North Ireland peace process and on European Union issues, including Ireland’s EU presidency in 2004. Ambassador Collins has also served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for the Gulf States, and as Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Ukraine. He has held additional postings in Ireland and around the world, including previous appointments in New York and Washington, since he joined the Department in 1974.

H.E. João Vale de Almeida
Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

SESSION
AJC Face-to-Face Visit


Ambassador Vale de Almeida became the European Union’s Ambassador to the U.S. in August 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Director General for External Relations at the European Commission, where he helped formulate and execute the EU’s foreign policy. Ambassador Vale de Almeida has held other senior appointments in the European External Action Service, serving for five yeas as the Head of Cabinet for European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Prior to joining the European Commission in 1982, he worked as a journalist in Lisbon. He was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante D. Henrique by the President of Portugal in 2011.

H.E. Franҫois Delattre
Ambassador of France to the United States

SESSION
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Franҫois Delattre was appointed Ambassador to the U.S. in February 2011, after serving as France’s Ambassador to Canada and Consul General in New York. Previously, Ambassador Delattre was on President Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy team, where he was responsible for European and trans-Atlantic defense and security and managing the crisis in Bosnia. He has held additional postings in the Foreign Ministry, including serving in Foreign Minister Alain Juppé’s cabinet.

Robert Elman
AJC President


Robert Elman is president of AJC. He previously served the organization as a member of the Steering Committee for AJC’s Strategic Plan and as co-chair of the Task Force on Chapters. He is on the Advisory Boards of the Transatlantic Institute, Thanks to Scandinavia, and the Interreligious Affairs Commission. He was an officer, and then president, of AJC’s Nashville Unit. Bob has also served on the boards of numerous corporate, Jewish, and other nonprofit organizations. At age 29, he was appointed president of KLH, which manufactured stereo systems, and was the subject of feature articles in Business Week and Newsweek. He co-founded DESA Industries, and after AMCA International acquired it, Bob joined AMCA as group vice president. In conjunction with the management team, he organized and directed the management buyout of the Consumer Products Division. DESA grew from $57 million in sales in 1985 to $325 million in 1999. Bob received his Bachelor’s with honors in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He and Sylvia, his wife of 43 years, have three children and four grandchildren.

Jeffrey Goldberg
National Correspondent, The Atlantic

SESSION
Plenary: Arab Spring or Arab Winter: Confronting the Rise of Political Islam


Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism.
Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy.

David Harris
AJC Executive Director

SESSION
Plenary: The Last Word with David Harris


David Harris is one of the Jewish people’s leading advocates. Executive Director of AJC since 1990, he travels the globe meeting with world leaders to advance the well-being of Israel, combat anti-Semitism, monitor the condition of Jewish communities, and promote intergroup and interreligious understanding. He has been honored by more than ten nations. The author of seven books, he has written hundreds of articles, op-eds, and letters in leading newspapers and magazines, has a regular spot on the CBS Radio Network, and a popular blog at The Huffington Post and The Jerusalem Post. He is also a monthly contributor to the Spanish daily El Pais.

Jason Isaacson
Director, AJC Office of Government and International Affairs

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast
Plenary: Arab Spring or Arab Winter: Confronting the Rise of Political Islam


Jason Isaacson, AJC Director of Government and International Affairs since 1991, is a longtime analyst of U.S. political and strategic affairs. He was an observer to the 1991-92 Middle East peace talks in Madrid, Moscow and Washington. He has long coordinated periodic AJC ministerial meetings throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia, including numerous visits that were the first by an American Jewish civic organization. In July 2009, King Mohammed VI bestowed on Isaacson the honor of Chevalier of the Order of the Throne of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Professor Edward Kaufman
Hebrew University

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast

Dr. Edward (Edy) Kaufman was born and grew up in Argentina, but has lived in Israel since 1960, serving on the faculty of the Hebrew University since 1970. His work has focused on human rights and conflict resolution on several continents, especially Latin America and the Middle East. As Executive Director of the Truman Institute, he has focused the Institute’s work on joint research with Palestinian academics, and has helped to introduce conflict resolution as a discipline to the Hebrew University, Israel, and the Middle East in general.

H.E. Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary-General

SESSION
World Leaders Plenary (via video)


Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. Mr. Ban took office in January 2007 and was unanimously re-elected in January 2011. The Secretary-General was born in the Republic of Korea in 1944. At the time of his election as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban was his country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Dr. Matthew Levitt
Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast


Matthew Levitt is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He served earlier as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, he served both as a senior official within the department's terrorism and financial intelligence branch and as deputy chief of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, one of sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has written extensively on terrorism, illicit finance and sanctions, and the Middle East.

H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan

SESSION
Ministers Forum
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Prior to assuming his present role as Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov served earlier in his career as Director of the State Protocol Division and in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN in New York. After his service in New York, he returned to Baku and served as deputy director of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry. From 1998-2003 he served as counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the U.S. In 2003, he was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Italy, and in 2004, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

H.E. Hans Peter Manz
Ambassador of Austria to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Manz became Austria’s Ambassador to the U.S. in December 2011, after serving as Ambassador in Switzerland. He is a career diplomat and has served in Iran and New York, where he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations. Ambassador Manz also served as the Diplomatic Advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor from 2000 to 2007 and has held other postings in Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vienna.

Rabbi Noam Marans
AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast


Rabbi Noam E. Marans is AJC's director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, overseeing national interfaith outreach, dialogue and advocacy. Before joining AJC in 2001, for sixteen years he served as the rabbi of Temple Israel in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A past president of the Bergen County Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Marans was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, which recently granted him an honorary doctorate for a quarter century of service to the Jewish people. He received his B.A. in political science from Columbia University. Rabbi Marans has been awarded numerous honors, including the Martin Luther King Civic Leadership Award. His writings have been published widely, appearing in the New York Times, Newsday, Jewish Week, Forward, and Jerusalem Post, among others.


Patty Marcus
Director, AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute

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AJC University


Patty Marcus is the director of AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute. Patty is an attorney with more than 20 years working in international affairs, with a focus on Asia. She worked extensively for the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and NGOs funded by USAID on international democracy development, rule of law, human rights, counter-terrorism, transparency and civil society strengthening initiatives. In addition to Asia, Patty worked in Iraq, Kurdistan, Africa and the Middle East. She served as Country Program Manager with USAID in Indonesia and East Timor, developing and funding projects and maintaining relationships with government leaders, politically influential parties, media, academia, think tanks and civic and religious organizations. Patty received a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, B.A. from American University, and a Certificate in International Law and Strategic Analysis from Tel Aviv University’s Jaffe Center of Strategic Studies.

H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri
Ambassador of Singapore to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Mirpuri became Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S. in July 2012, after serving as Ambassador to Indonesia. He has also served as High Commissioner to both Malaysia and Australia. Ambassador Mirpuri joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984, when he was appointed Director of the Policy Planning and Analysis Directorate for Southeast Asia. He has served in diplomatic posts in Jakarta and the UK, and in 2010, Ambassador Mirpuri was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the government of Singapore.

H.E. Olexander Motsyk
Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner

Ambassador Motsyk became Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. in June 2010, and concurrently serves as Ukraine’s Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda. He is also the Permanent Observer of Ukraine to the Organization of American States. Prior to his posting in Washington, Ambassador Motsyk served as Ambassador to Poland, and from 1997 to 2001, he was Ambassador to Turkey. Ambassador Motsyk is a career diplomat, also having served at Ukraine’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev, he has held senior positions, including a stint as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has led Ukrainian delegations on bilateral and multilateral negotiations and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

H.E. Christos P. Panagopoulos
Ambassador of Greece to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Panagopoulos became Greece’s Ambassador to the U.S. in September 2012. He previously served as the Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Panagopoulos has held ambassadorships in Serbia and Cyprus, and has served as Consul-General in Los Angeles and Boston. In addition to his foreign postings, Ambassador Panagopoulos has worked on European integration and Balkan issues. He has received numerous awards, including the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Cyprus.

Jonathan D. Pollack
Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and Director of the John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

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AJC University


Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. A specialist on East Asian international politics and security, he has published extensively on Chinese political-military strategy, U.S.-China relations, the political and security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific. His latest publication, No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, was published in May 2011 by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

H.E. Elena Poptodorova
Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Elena Poptodorova serves now, for the second time, as Bulgaria’s Ambassador to the U.S. She has also served as Director of the Security Policy Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, she has served as Ambassador-at-Large for the Black Sea Region, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director of the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Organizations Directorate. Earlier in her career (1990-2001) she was elected as a Member of Parliament. She is a member of the Washington-based Executive Council on Diplomacy and Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

H.E. Ebrahim Rasool
Ambassador of South Africa to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Rasool became South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States in August 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly, Special Advisor to the State president of the Republic of South Africa, and Premier (governor of the Western Cape Province). He has also held leadership positions in the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress. Ambassador Rasool is a proponent of interfaith dialogue, and he has received numerous awards for this work. Ambassador Rasool has also held leadership positions in government, where he led the Departments of Health, Welfare, finance and Economic Development.

Rabbi Uri Regev
President and CEO, Hiddush

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The Great Debate: Synagogue and State: The Battle Over Religious Pluralism in Israel


Rabbi Uri Regev serves as the President and CEO of the educational and advocacy Israel-Diaspora partnership, “Hiddush - Freedom Of Religion for Israel” and of its Israeli counterpart, “Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality.” For seven years he served as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, a global umbrella organization of the Progressive, Reform, Liberal and Reconstructionist movements, serving more than 1,200 congregations and communities in 42 countries on six continents. As head of the World Union, he worked to strengthen modern, pluralistic Jewish life worldwide.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Chief Rabbi, Efrat, Israel

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The Great Debate: Synagogue and State: The Battle Over Religious Pluralism in Israel


Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is one of the founders and the first spiritual leader of the Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York, which he led for 19 years. In 1983, he left New York to become the rabbi of Efrat, a new Israeli city that is now a flourishing community of close to 12,000 people. He serves as Chancellor and Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Institutions, a network of over 3,000 students with programs characterized by a synthesis of Jewish values, Zionist ideals and a commitment to social justice.

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen
Director, AJC Paris

SESSION
AJC University Breakfast

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen serves as Director of AJC Paris. Earlier, she served as an adviser to Francois Zimeray, Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She was also the founding General Secretary of the Brussels and Paris-based Medbridge Strategy Center, an organization created to strengthen ties between political and civil society leaders in Europe and democratic voices in the Middle East. She serves also as Vice-President and co-founder of SOS Darfur, co-chaired by French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy. She is fluent in four European languages.

Rabbi David Rosen
AJC International Director of Interreligious Affairs

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AJC University Breakfast


Rabbi David Rosen serves as Director of AJC’s Department for Interreligious Affairs and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is also President of IJCIC, which represents World Jewry in its relations with other religions. In addition, he serves as an International President of the World Conference of Religion for Peace, an Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, a member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Imams and Rabbis, and a member of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's delegation for interreligious dialogue with the Holy See. From 1979 to 1985, Rabbi Rosen was Chief Rabbi of Ireland.

H.E. Manuel Sager
Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States

SESSIONS
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Sager was appointed Switzerland’s Ambassador to the U.S. in October 2010, after serving as the head of the Political Affairs Division in the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating the country’s foreign policy agenda. Ambassador Sager joined the FDFA in 1988 and has previously served in New York, Washington and London, where he was the Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Prior to joining the FDFA, Ambassador Sager worked as a lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona.

H.E. Antonis Samaras
Prime Minister of Greece

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World Leaders Plenary


Antonis Samaras studied economics at Amherst College and received his Master’s degree in business administration from Harvard. In 1977, he was elected for the first time as a Parliament deputy. He has since served his nation as foreign minister, minister of the economy, and minister of culture. After the widely-watched June 2012 election, in which his party, New Democracy, emerged the strong victor, Samaras successfully formed a coalition with PASOK and DIMAR and assumed the post of Prime Minister.

H.E. Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui
Ambassador of Spain to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner

Ambassador Gil-Casares was appointed Ambassador to the United States in April 2012. He previously served as Ambassador to Sudan, Ambassador to South Africa, and Ambassador-at-Large for Africa. Prior to these ministerial positions, Ambassador Gil-Casares worked at the German Marshall Fund in Washington and in President José María Aznar’s office where he served as the Director of the Department for International Affairs and Defense and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Gil-Casares has worked in other Spanish Embassies around the world, including New York, and is a Second Lieutenant of the Infantry.

Daniel Schwammenthal
Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

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AJC University Breakfast


Daniel Schwammenthal, an authority on European affairs, is director of AJC’s Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the city that is home to the Council of the European Union, this AJC institute seeks to foster relationships among the EU, the U.S. and Israel. Schwammenthal, a native of Germany, completed his undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Aachen, and earned an M.A. in international relations and international communications from Boston University, and a Master of Law (European law and policy) from the University of Manchester. He was a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Bonn, Berlin and Brussels, and in 2004 became an editorial-page writer and op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal Europe. He assumed the directorship of the Transatlantic Institute on 2011.

H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic

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Ministers Forum


Karel Schwarzenberg is a Czech politician, the leader of TOP 09 party and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. He took office as Foreign Minister in July 2010, and also occupied the position from 2007 to 2009. Minister Schwarzenberg is a member of the high nobility of Bohemia and also the current head of the House of Schwarzenberg since 1979. He is a former Senator from Prague. In May 2010, he was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies, gaining the largest number of Preference votes.

Dina Siegel Vann
Director, AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute

SESSION
AJC University

Dina Siegel Vann, a native of Mexico City, is Director of AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute. Among the Institute’s main goals is pursuing outreach and coalition building efforts with the Latino communities in the U.S. At the same time, the Institute seeks to ensure the strengthening of ties among the U.S., Israel and Latin America. Before coming to AJC, Siegel Vann served as United Nations and Latin American Affairs Director for B’nai B’rith International. From 1982-1996 she served as Political Affairs Director for the Mexican Jewish Community. Siegel Vann graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Tel Aviv University and holds an M.A. in Public Relations from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

H.E. Radosław Sikorski
Foreign Minister of Poland

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Ministers Forum
Advocacy in Action Dinner


Radosław Sikorski was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007. Her previously served as Minister of National Defense. Earlier, he headed the students’ strike committee during the unrest in Bydgoszcz, Poland in March 1981 and was granted political asylum in Great Britain in 1982-89. He was named, in 2012, one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, for “telling the truth, even when it’s not diplomatic.” He is the author of several books, including Dust of the Saints, The Polish House: An Intimate History of Poland.

H.E. György Szapáry
Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Szapáry became Hungary’s Ambassador to the U.S. in January 2011, after having served as the Chief Economic Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. He has been involved in the banking sector in Hungary for much of his career, including almost 30 years working at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where his last position was Senior Resident Representative of Hungary. Ambassador Szapáry has also served as the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary and an advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary, and has taught at the Central European University in Budapest.

H.E. Carlos Urrutia
Ambassador of Colombia to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Carlos Urrutia was named Colombia’s Ambassador to the U.S. in September 2012, after serving as Managing Partner of Brigard & Urrutia, one of the largest Colombian law firms, where his practice focused on commercial law, energy projects, and international financial transactions. Ambassador Urrutia began his work in the public sector in 1975, when he became the Secretary General of the Governorship of the Department of Cundinamarca, and later, Secretary of Finance. He has also sat on numerous boards of directors of Colombian corporations and non-profit organizations and is an associate member of the American Bar Association and International Bar Association.

H.E. Mauro Vieira
Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

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Advocacy in Action Dinner


Ambassador Vieira was named Ambassador to the U.S. in January 2010. He previously served as Coordinator for International Treaties and Advisor to the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, among other positions. Ambassador Vieira has worked in other government agencies, including the Ministry of Social Security and Assistance and the Ministry of Science and Technology. He has served in Brazilian embassies around the world, including Washington, and is the recipient of numerous awards.

H.E. Adrian Cosmin Vieriţa
Ambassador of Romania to the United States

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AJC Face-to-Face Advocacy Visit
H.E. Adrian Cosmin Vierita


Ambassador Vierita became Romania’s Ambassador to the U.S. in January 2008, after serving as the State Secretary for European Affairs in the Romanian Foreign Ministry. Prior to that posting, he was Romania’s Ambassador to Germany. Ambassador Vierita has been a member of Romania’s Diplomatic Corps since 1991, and he has held other senior Ministry positions, serving as the General Director for European and Transatlantic Affairs, and the Director of Central and South-East Europe Directorate, among other postings. He is the recipient of numerous awards from both Germany and Romania.

H.E. Sir Peter Westmacott
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

SESSION
AJC Face-to-Face Advocacy Visit


Ambassador Westmacott became Britain’s Ambassador to the U.S. in January 2012 after serving as Ambassador to France and Ambassador to Turkey. He has held other diplomatic postings in Washington, Iran, and Belgium, and has also served as the Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Director of the Americas. Ambassador Westmacott is a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George and a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order.

Reverend Jim Winkler
General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), The United Methodist Church

SESSIONS
AJC Face-to-Face Advocacy Visit


Jim Winkler has served for four years as the General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), the international public policy and social justice agency of The United Methodist Church. As the chief executive of the board, Winkler heads up a staff of 26 who seek the implementation of the Church's Social Principles through Capitol Hill advocacy work, education, and communications. The board carries out a wide-ranging ministry of peace and justice throughout the world with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

R. James Woolsey
Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95)

SESSION
AJC University

R. James Woolsey is Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. During his 12 years of government service, in addition to heading the CIA and the Intelligence Community, Mr. Woolsey was: Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989–1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977–1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970–1973. Mr. Woolsey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received his B.A. degree from Stanford University (1963, With Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar 1963–1965), and an LL.B from Yale Law School (1968, Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal).

Dalia Ziada
Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development

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Plenary: Arab Spring or Arab Winter: Confronting the Rise of Political Islam


Dalia Ziada is an award-winning Egyptian liberal human rights activist, socio-political analyst, public speaker, and serves as Executive Director of the Cairo-based Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, which advocates for human rights and civil freedoms in Egypt and the Arab World. She was named by Newsweek for two years in a row (2011-2012) as one of world’s most influential and fearless women, by CNN as one of the Arab World’s eight agents of change (2012), and by the Daily Beast as one of world’s seventeen bravest bloggers (2011).

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