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Gregory C. Pappas
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Gregory C. Pappas is the President of The Pappas Group, a media and public relations firm based in Chicago. He is also the publisher of Greek America Magazine and the founder of the Greek America Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Greek culture, history and ideals in America.

Entries by Gregory C. Pappas

We Merely Fulfilled Our Duty as Humans: A Personal Holocaust Story Gone Global

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2013 | 6:58 AM

As a teenager, I would sit and listen to my immigrant father's "war stories" from the dark years of the German occupation of his native Crete. Despite the horrors he experienced when he was only a teenager, I didn't really care to listen much. After all, sitting still for this...

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Without Knowledge We Are Clueless

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 2:55 PM


This year Greece has made more headlines about a Neo Nazi hate group called Golden Dawn infiltrating society than her sandy beaches and illustrious history. We witnessed hate groups attacking immigrants in public and Nazi symbols parading on the streets of the birthplace...

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Vision Without Implementation Is Just a Hallucination: The Amazing Case of George Logothetis

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 7:58 PM

A few years ago I organized a dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. I wanted to share my continued vision for the organization I founded, the Greek America Foundation, and talk about how the bridge between Greece can be further strengthened -- especially given the current economic...

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Remembering Also the Sacrifices of Those Who Tried to Stop It

(15) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 6:10 PM

When you look at the facts and the cruel fate of Greece's Jews, it would appear at first glance that the millenia-old community suffered the same fate as many of Europe's Jewish communities at the hands of Hitler's mad men. Indeed their fate was a cruel one and over 80...

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It Is Time to Let Hope out of Pandora's Box

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 8:55 AM

A year ago I sat, bewildered reading headlines about a humanitarian catastrophe beginning to unfold in Greece and a diaspora that had not yet mobilized. Since January of 2012 when my first Huffington Post piece was published, a lot has changed.

The Greek Orthodox Church in America...

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Loyalty: Another Reason Why Greece Matters

(21) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 12:56 PM

When my friends at the Hellenic American Leadership Council, an organization building new leaders in the Greek American community through activity in public affairs of our nation, asked me to write a piece for their new blog page, I thought long and hard about a topic -- to...

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The Diaspora To The Rescue In Greece... Well, Almost

(71) Comments | Posted January 2, 2012 | 9:59 AM

Watching heart-wrenching stories about destitute Greeks coping with the crisis that has consumed the nation isn't exactly what I had in mind when I journeyed home for the holidays. But this is exactly what I'm seeing minute after minute on the various Greek satellite television channels at my mother's house.

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Greece Deserves Better Than Placemats and Paper Cups, Mister Minister

(16) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 9:18 AM

Yes, you've read the headline correctly. Greece's brilliant marketers -- the very agency responsible for promoting Greece's image abroad -- have resorted to adding the "visit Greece" slogan on seven million placemats that will grace the tables of thousands of diners up and down the Northeast corridor of the United...

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In Defense of Linda Katehi, UC Davis Chancellor

(81) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 3:02 PM

As the world continues to focus on what took place at the University of California, Davis and more specifically on the school's chancellor, Dr. Linda Katehi -- I feel compelled to add my voice to the outcry. Although I join the tens of thousands in the condemnation against the UC...

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Greeks Need to Start Acting Like Greeks Again

(34) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 9:46 AM

October 28th marks the 71st anniversary of a little known event that changed the course of world history. If you don't believe me, read on.

Backwater, forlorn, near-bankrupt Greece -- with a handful of rickety airplanes, a navy that was barely afloat and a hodgepodge military that hadn't yet...

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For America's Sake, Do the Right Thing

(4) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 2:54 PM


John Katsimatides would often seek refuge from the noise, chaos and stress of working in the mecca of the world's financial center by visiting the tiny church of St. Nicholas, located literally a stone's throw from the front doors of Tower A of the...

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What Greece Really Needs From Us Right Now

(44) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 11:09 PM

An article I read on prompted me to take stylus to iPad and begin writing this commentary. The article talked about Greek Americans to the rescue -- organizing to help the homeland in her time of need.

 The headline was intriguing enough to warrant a click through...

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