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The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) was established for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Greek heritage and culture. We are affiliated with the University of Southern Maine and its Hellenic Initiatives program, and support the official Sister City Relationship between Portland, Maine in USA, and Mytilene, Lesvos,  in Greece.

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JOIN US! We welcome all persons interested in Hellenic culture to join us. As an ASSOCIATE MEMBER you will receive all mailings and email announcements of HSoM and other Hellenic related events and may attend meetings. As a FULL MEMBER, you also will be able to vote on policy issues at business meetings which you will be encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Christos Gianopoulos, president, at christosg@roadrunner.com or (207) 577-6454. 

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Ambassador David Pearce: “Why Diplomacy Matters”

Why Diplomacy Matters”
By David Pearce Former Ambassador to Greece 2013-2015
Date: Friday, September 21,  @ 5:30pm
Location: Room 102 Wishcamper Hall, USM Portland

We are excited to announce a talk by the Honorable David Pearce, former U.S Ambassador to Greece (and Algeria). He will discuss why U.S. engagement abroad matters, drawing on over four decades of experience of living and working overseas, as a journalist and diplomat. He will also provide practical examples of diplomacy at work, from his time as Ambassador to Greece from 2013-2016, and his  many years of work in the Middle East.
Ambassador Pearce has held senior-level positions at the State Department in Washington, with responsibility for Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
After three years of service as Ambassador in Athens, he retired in November 2016 from the U.S. Department of State as a Career Minister, the second-highest rank attainable in the Foreign Service.

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