The Christian/ Greek Genocide During the Late Ottoman Period 1894-1924 Panel Discussion

Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Estia Restaurant (1405 Locust Street) in Philadelphia at 11:00 for EMBCA’s, in Association with the Order of AHEPA’s Hercules- Spartan Chapter #26, and AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission “The Christian/ Greek Genocide During the late Ottoman Period 1894-1924 Panel Discussion”. The program which includes a complimentary lunch (following the program) is NO CHARGE and made possible and underwritten by the event sponsors.

To make a reservation (required) please contact any of the following people:
Pete Chletcos 610-639-0247
Chris Cosfol 610-662-2701
Paul Kotrotsios 610-202-4465
Jim Petkovits 267-625-5175
Nick Valavanis 610-952-5131

Event Program

Paul Kotrotsios- Founder & Publisher, Hellenic News of America; Founder & President, Hermes Expo International
Louis Katsos- Founder & President EMBCA; AHEPA Empire State District 6 Governor; Chairman AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission

Peter Stavrianidis, P.H.D. on “Asia Minor – A Journey of Glory, Tradition and Genocide”
Louis Katsos on “The 30 Year Christian Genocide – 1894 – 1924.”
Paul Pavlakos on “Ensuring Never Again – How you can get involved in Hellenic Genocide Recognition Efforts “

Peter Stavrianidis

Dr. Stavrianidis , a successful entrepreneur, has been active in the Hellenic-American Community and has held numerous leadership posts with organizations connected with Hellenic Issues of the Diaspora and the Genocide of Asia Minor. As a passionate political activist and lobbyist for Hellenic and Pontian Issues and was instrumental in the unanimously passing of the Resolution of the State Legislature of NJ, in 2006, urging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is the Past President of the Pan-Pontian Federation of US & Canada and in his tenure the first state proclamations in 2002 (NY & NJ) – regarding the Asian Minor/ Pontian Genocide took place. He is currently the President of the scientific and cultural organization “The Hellenic Link of New Jersey” and he sits on the Board of Trustees of the State Theatre of New Jersey and the Harvest of Hope. Peter has a passion for education teaching occasionally and as an adjunct professor taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), and currently conducting research on the history of the Greek Jews in conjunction with the Panteion University of Greece. He is an Archon of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle and on the Education Committee of the Metropolis of New Jersey.
Louis Katsos

Louis Katsos is a known and recognized leader in the New York Real Estate development , design and construction industry and President of Jekmar Associates, and a Partner in the NYIFund lending EB5 foreign investment funds for various New York development peojects. In AHEPA Lou is the AHEPA District 6 (N.Y.) Governor, the largest Order of AHEPA district in its national and international domain , Vice Chair of the AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission , Past President of Delphi Chapter #25, and helped found the Canoutas Lecture Series. He is the President / Founder of EMBCA, Inc. (East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance); an Executive Board Member of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce ; President of the AHI (American Hellenic Institute) New York Chapter, and the Co- Chairman of the Greek Independence Parade down 5th Ave. for 2020. He was the former EVP of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, and also hosted a COSMOS FM Hellenic Public Radio program.

A noted educator and lecturer Lou has taught for almost 30 years as an Adjunct Assit. Professor both at New York University and at the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union, and moderates the highly popular NY Development, Design and Construction Panel Series. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. , both from New York University.

Paul Pavlakos, J.D.

Paul Pavlakos is the current Supreme President of the Sons of Pericles. In his professional life, Paul is a Tax Associate for International Tax Services at KPMG in Manhattan, New York. He obtained an LLM in Taxation from New York University and a Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s in International Affairs from Florida State University. Additionally, he has been active in awareness and recognition efforts since 2017 by writing articles, presenting lectures, and working to draft resolutions in U.S. Congress and several state Senates with many relating to Hellenic Genocide issues.