The Honorable Dimitris Avramopoulos, former Mayor of Athens, Greece

Event Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2003 - 13:45

"Cities' International Diplomacy" Mr. Avramopoulos studied Law and Political Science at the University of Athens and received his Masters degree in European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He joined the Greek diplomatic corps in 1980 and served in a variety of distinguished posts. He became a special diplomatic advisor to the former Greek Prime Minister, Constantine Mitsotakis. He was elected mayor of Athens in 1995 and served in that capacity until the end of 2002. Mr. Avramopoulos is also the founder of the World Institute of Global and Cities' Diplomacy and the World Union of Olympic Cities. He is a member of numerous international organizations and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors from many nations and institutions such as Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and The Vatican. Most recently he was a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. This event was sponsored by the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA)