Hellenic Diaspora Academic Association

Mission Statement
The Hellenic Diaspora Academic Association is a global organization connecting scholars in Greece with members of the Greek and Cypriot academic Diaspora. Its mission is to provide pathways to scholarly excellence through collaboration for knowledge creation and dissemination, research, education, and mentorship. 

At a meeting in Athens, Greece in November 2019, IIE launched the Hellenic Diaspora Academic Association (HDAA) during a day-long convening with Hosts and Fellows from the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP). During the convening, IIE hosted experts from other academic associations like the Modern Greek Studies Association and Fulbright Alumni Association of Greek Scholars and an open forum where Hosts and Fellows offered feedback about the purpose and activities of the Association. Since its inception, IIE has convened a Steering Committee comprised of GDFP Host and Fellow Alumni. The Steering Committee is responsible for the strategic planning, platform development and activities of the HDAA. In 2021, the HDAA Steering Committee will call for members to join the Association and announce a web-based platform for collaboration.

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The HDAA is open to members of the Greek and Cypriot diaspora in any country and Greek academics in Greece. More information about joining the HDAA is forthcoming.

Distinguished Lecturer Series
In 2022, the HDAA launched the Distinguished Lecturer Series. The Distinguished Lecturer Series brings together thought leaders from the Hellenic diaspora to share their research and experiences engaging with Greek higher education institutions as members of the diaspora. Distinguished Lecturer Series take place every other month. Click here for recordings of previous lectures.  For information on future lectures, please email us at GreekDiaspora@iie.org.

HDAA Steering Committee Members

Periklis Chatzimisios
International Hellenic University
Kostas Kormas
University of Thessaly
Nikos Chrisochiodes
Old Dominion University 
Maria Papadopouli
University of Crete
Constantinos Coursaris
Michigan State University
Ioannis Pavlidis
University of Houston
Sakis Gekas
York University
Stelios Smirnakis
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Panayotis Kevrekidis
University of Massachusetts‚ Amherst
George Sourvinos
University of Crete
Kostas Konstantinidis
Georgia Tech
Alexandra Touroutoglou
Harvard Medical School