WASHINGTON, DC - Huffington Post Greece interviewed two students from the tenth annual American Hellenic Institute Foundation’s Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus on June 28th 2018. The two students, Alexis Tsapralis and Alexander Velis, were interviewed in Athens about the framework of the Annual Foreign Policy Trip and their Hellenic heritage.
Journalist Emi Livaniou Zisiopoulou, head of Huffington Post Greece’s “Special Edition” report, conducted the interview. Zisiopoulou is also the publisher of "I DINAMI THS RPOSFORAS,” hosts a weekly radio show on Athens 9.84 radio station, and is a former anchorwoman at Star Channel.
Alexis Tsapralis is a rising junior at Barnard College of Columbia University where she studies political science and international relations. “As a student of international relations and a member of the Greek diaspora, it is so important we recognize that not only are Greece and Cyprus pillars of stability in an incredibly volatile region, but they are also key assets in US foreign policy. I can’t thank Ms. Zisiopoulou enough for the opportunity to speak about this life-changing trip.”
Alexander Velis is a rising sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studies finance and international business. “This trip has enlightened me on how the United States has a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean and how we, as students, can affect US foreign policy. I want to thank Ms. Zisiopoulou for her time and the opportunity to talk about this amazing trip.”