ARTICLE: “OXI Day (October, 28, 1940) : The Turning Point of WW2, on the 80th Anniversary of the Start of the War “ event on October 28, 2019

By David Bjorkgren, Senior Editor Oxi Day begins with one Greek man’s answer to an ultimatum. But its impact reaches beyond Greece to the rest of the world. Oxi Day was a history-altering event that changed the course of World War II in favor of the Allies, Democracy and Western

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ARTICLE: “Burnt Offerings and Whispering Voices: The Smyrna Catastrophe, a Historical Remembrance” event on September 26, 2019

Left to right: EMBCA Executive Vice President Marina Belessis Casoria and EMBCA Founder and President Louis Katsos, Dr. Peter Stavrianidis, and Prof. Ismini Lamb. Photo by Eleni Sakellis NEW YORK – The East Mediterranean Business and Culture Alliance (EMBCA) began its latest season of events with Burnt Offerings and Whispering

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ARTICLE: EMBCA President Lou Katsos on January, 27, 2020 presents on Epiros: Ali Pasha, Ioannina, Warrior Societies, and the Start of the Hellenic Revolution

ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ. Με την ομιλία του Ηλία Κατσού για τον Αλή Πασά, την Ήπειρο και την έναρξη της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης άνοιξε η αυλαία των ενημερωτικών εκδηλώσεων που διοργανώνει η Επιτροπή Παρελάσεως της Ομοσπονδίας Ελληνικών Σωματείων Μείζονος Νέας Υόρκης για την 199η επέτειο της Ελληνικής Επαναστάσεως. Η εκδήλωση διοργανώθηκε το απόγευμα

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ARTICLE: “The Christian/ Greek Genocide During the late Ottoman Period 1894-1924 Panel Discussion” event on January , 25,2020

By Eleni Santorinaios, Contributing Editor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 25, 2020 – Education, Recognition, and Prevention. These were the resounding themes that took place on January 25, 2020, at the “Christian/ Greek Genocide During the Late Ottoman Period 1894 – 1924 Panel Discussion” located at Estia Restaurant. The program was sponsored

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ARTICLE: EMBCA Event Commemorates Rigas Feraios 221 Years after His Death

Left to right: Bishop of the Eastern America Archdiocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), Consul General of Serbia in New York Mirjana Zivkovic, Alexander Billinis, Lou Katsos, and Stamatis Ghikas all spoke at the EMBCA event in Manhattan. Photo by Eleni Sakellis NEW

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Louis Katsos interviews John Fotiadis on Cosmos FM New York (91.5 FM) on the recent EMBCA event on Aghia Sophia

Listen to the first episode of Lou Katsos’ new radio program, “Mediterranean Business and Culture” now airing every other Wednesday, 7 PM to 8 PM EST, on Cosmos FM New York (91.5) . In this first episode, Lou interviews John Fotiadis, Architect, VP of EMBCA and panel moderator of the

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VIDEO: December 27, 537 AD: Aghia Sophia – Its History, Architecture and Cultural Contributions

Video of our panel discussion held on December 13th 2016 at the 3 West Club in New York City, commemorating the dedication of Aghia Sophia by Emperor Justinian I. Hosted by John Fotiadis. Featuring Lou Katsos, Alexander Billinis, Dean Sirigos and Billy Chrissochos.

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VIDEO: EMBCA Presents “Archiving the Hellenic American Experience in The 21st Century” – September 22nd 2016

Video from our panel discussion held at The 3 West Club on Sept 22, 2016. EMBCA Presents Archiving the Hellenic American Experience in The 21st Century. The distinguished presenters were Professor Kitroeff of Haverford College, George Tselos the Chief Archivist of Ellis Island and Professor Alexiou of Queens College. In

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VIDEO: From The Bronze Age to the Digital Age, How commerce Impacts Peace In The Eastern Mediterranean” – June 21st 2016

Video from our panel discussion held at the 3 West Club on June 21st, 2016. “From the Bronze Age To The Digital Age; How commerce Impacts Peace In The Eastern Mediteranean”.

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VIDEO: East Mediterranean / Harlem Blues Concert – April 14th 2016 at St. Peter’s Church, NYC

The ‘Blues” are universal in nature. The most broadly known and referred to style is the American genre which stems from the African-American folk tradition. The Blues of the Eastern Mediterranean are Rembetika. Rembetika is the name given to a style of music which emerged out of Greece and the East Mediterranean region.

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Photos from “In Search OF The Golden Fleece” – March 24th 2016 at The Russian Tea Room, NYC

A compelling and informative panel discussion on the present state of the development, design and construction in New York and beyond. Locally based industry leaders operating in the global marketplace lend insight. Hosted by Lou Katsos. Featuring: Nicholas E. Billotti- Chairman, Turner Construction International LLC Jeffrey Dvorett- Executive Vice President, Head of Development,

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VIDEO: In Search of The Golden Fleece – The State of Development, Design & Construction 2016 Panel Discussion – March 24th 2016

Video from our panel discussion held at The Russian Tea Room on March 24, 2016. In Search of The Golden Fleece- The State of Development, Design & Construction 2016

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Lou Katsos and EMBCA featured in Illyria Press (the Albanian – American Newspaper) – March 22nd 2016

An Interview with Louis Katsos, President and Founder of EMBCA (the East Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance), an inclusive organization that “brings back the linkages that the people of this region have always had regardless of ethnicity or religion”. Click here to read more: http://illyriapress.com/our-cultural-roots-have-withstood-the-test-of-time-for-millennia/

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VIDEO: The Allegory of The Cave- Development , Design & Construction Panel Discussion – October 16th 2015

Video from our panel discussion held at The Russian Tea Room on October 16, 2015. The Allegory of The Cave- Development , Design & Construction Panel Discussion. Dedicated to our friend and colleague, the late Oskar Brescher.

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VIDEO: “The Empires Strike Back” discussion – March 15th 2016, The 3 West Club, NYC

Dr. Michael Vlahos, a well known commentator, historian and foreign policy strategist presents a compelling and provocative overview of the numerous foreign policy challenges presently facing the United States, and the historical contexts in which they are rooted.  

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Photos from “The Empires Strike Back” discussion – March 15th 2016, The 3 West Club, NYC

Dr. Michael Vlahos presents a provocative overview of the numerous foreign policy challenges presently facing the United States, and the historical contexts in which they are rooted. (Photos courtesy Constantine Sirigos / The National Herald).  

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VIDEO: “The Allegory of the Cave” – The State of NYC Design, Development and Construction Panel Discussion panel- October 29th 2015

A video of our panel discussion held at The Russian Tea Room, New York City, on October 29th, 2015. Opening remarks by John Fotiadis, VP EMBCA. Moderated by Lou Katsos, President, EMBCA. Panelists included: Adrienne Albert, CEO, Marketing Directors (NYC) Jay Badame, President and COO, Tishman Construction Oskar Brecher, Executive Vice President,

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Consolo of Douglas Elliman featured at EMBCA Development & Construction Panel

Faith Hope Consolo of Douglas Elliman featured as EMBCA panelist. Consolo of Douglas Elliman featured at EMBCA Development & Construction panel

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