EXTRAORDINARY ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE KING’S COLLEGE LONDON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF GREECE

Athens, 28th January 2020

Subject: Inalienable and Non-Negotiable observance of International Law and

Non-Recognition of the ‘Pseudo-state’ of the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’

With particular discomfort we have been informed of the intention of the Turkish Student Union of the United Kingdom (TUSU), and the Turkish Society of King’s College London to organize a public event entitled: Cyprus: Status Quo or Anew?, with the ‘Deputy Prime Minister’ and ‘Foreign Minister’ of the non-recognized entity of the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’, Mr. Kudret Özersay, as honored guest and keynote speaker.

The provision of a footing and the promotion of falsified testimony of the so-called state of ‘Northern Cyprus’ is upsetting and at the same time deeply troubling towards the academic community of the University of London and the graduates of King’s College London, as the venue is to be hosted on College grounds.

Public expression of support stemming from the ‘TRNC Representative Office’ for the above-mentioned venue provides ample proof of the effort to guide the always welcoming and academically liberal edifice of King’s College manipulatively.

The King’s College London Alumni Association of Greece expresses its complete opposition in holding such an event as it provides a step towards the desecration of the history of the Cyprus tragedy and the display and unilateral viewing of the Pseudo-state and its provocative political objectives.

Today, 60 years since the Independence of the Republic of Cyprus, the restoration of its territorial integrity remains pending and the healing of the consequences of the 1974 Turkish invasion is absent.

The challenge of those who conspire against the sovereignty of a unitary Cyprus and promote its partition and the non-resolution of the Cyprus problem requires a firm response.

For these reasons, we, as members and graduates of the academic community of King’s College London, request that a classroom space is not provided to Mr. Kudret Özersay and that neither he nor the regime he ‘represents’ are to be allowed to project their falsified positions.

We hope that the President & Principal, the Professors and Students of King’s College London will recognize that they can contribute more to the resolution of the Cyprus drama by promoting scientific action that secures both academic freedom and the effort of sincere support for Cypriot bi-communal relations.

Respectfully,

King’s College London Alumni Association of Greece

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KCL Pitta Cutting Event – 26-1-2020

The Greek Alumni Association of King’s College London cut its pie on Sunday, January 26, in the Athenian Club in downtown Athens in the presence of diplomats, journalists and scientists.
The president of the Association, Epaminondas Stylopoulos, said in a short greeting: “It is a great pleasure to share our views, concerns or the course of our professional and personal development with old classmates and friends. The events of the Association are a good reason for establishing links based on the common principles and values ​​of the graduates”. The event was welcomed by UK Ambassador Kate Smith, who highlighted the effort to balance the impending brexit and the significant contribution of the UK education sector to the reality and economy of the United Kingdom.+
The event was also welcomed by the Minister of Education and Religions, who spoke extensively about the extroversion efforts of the Greek education system.
Finally, his wishes for the new year were shared by MP and member of the club, Konstantinos Bogdanos.

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KCL summer drinks event – 20-6-2019

Dear Friends and Alumni,

The Executive Committee of the King’s College Greek Alumni Society would like to invite you to a summer drinks event on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 21.00, at “Pasaji” bar – restaurant Arcade Spyromiliou / CITY LINK, Athina – https://www.pasajiathens.gr/gr/ ).

Since, among the guests there will be journalists, businessmen and mentors, this would be an excellent chance for you to network with each other, but mainly with other alumni!

Special discounted prices are arranged for the attendees.

If you are interested in supporting or sponsoring this event please do not hesitate to contact us!

For organizational purposes please RSVP by sending e-mail at info@kclagreece.com by Wednesday, June 19, 2019 with subject: Summer Event (mentioning also the number of attendees  – your friends are our friends and therefore welcomed!!!).

We shall be happy to learn your news and plans for this summer 2019!

The Executive Committee

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Seasonal Gathering

Dear Friends and Alumni,

The Executive Committee of the King’s College Greek Alumni Society would like to invite you to a Seasonal Gathering on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 21.00, at “Mayor” bar – restaurant  – 20, Platia Kolonakiou / Filikis Eterias 19, Athina).
Since, among the guests there will be journalists, businessmen and mentors, this would be an excellent chance for you to network with each other, but mainly with other alumni!
Price per person: 20Euros – payable at the spot of the event – (includes a drink of your selection and light finger food)
If you are interested in supporting or sponsoring this event please do not hesitate to contact us!
For catering purposes please RSVP by sending e-mail at info@kclagreece.com by Wednesday, December 26, 2018 with subject: Seasonal Gathering (mentioning also the number of attendees).
We shall be happy to learn your news and plans for 2019!

The Executive Committee

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Koraes Chair Centenary celebration -Tuesday 9 October 2018

By kind permission of HE The British Ambassador, Ms Kate Smith CMG, the King’s College London Alumni Society in Greece on the occasion of King’s College London Koraes Chair Centenary celebration hosted at the British Residence in Athens, Greece a presentation on ‘Greece and King’s College London: the story of the Koraes Chair’ by Professor Roderick Beaton, Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek & Byzantine History, Language & Literature, Department of Classics, King’s College London on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

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Geopolitical Developments in Europe: 1 year before the official Brexit Day

With the occasion of the annual King’s College London Duel Day celebration, the King’s College London Alumni Society in Greece organized  a discussion on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 18.30 at Free Thinking Zone (Skoufa 64 and Grivaion, Athens – Kolonaki, www.freethinkingzone.gr) with the following distinguished  speakers:

MEP Mr. Manolis KEFALOGIANNIS – Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) – Greece Nea Demokratia

MEP Mrs. Eva KAILI – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament – Greece Panhellenic Socialist Movement – Olive Tree

The discussion was moderated by

Constantine Bogdanos, (KCL Alumnus – Journalist: ProtoThema, ThemaRadio, Meaculpa.gr)

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Our society honored the Governor of the Bank of Greece for his support to King’s College London

The King’s College Alumni Greek Society honored Prof. Yannis Stournaras in his capacity as the Governor of the Bank of Greece for his support to King’s College London in the context of its Pitta Cutting event, which took place on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Athinaiki Lesxi, Athens. The audience included journalists, businessmen and mentors. The event was attended also by the Ambassador of United Kingdom in Greece Kate Smith CMG.

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KCL Greek Alumni summer party!

The Executive Committee of the King’s College Alumni Greek hosted  a summer drinks reception on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 21.00, at the outside area of “Peek A Bloom” bar – Lekka 14, Syntagma – Athens).

Among the attendants had been journalists, businessmen and mentors. This reception had been an excellent chance for alumni to network with each other!

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King’s College London Alumni in Greece had the chance to discuss about the future of the European Union and the European Union

With the occasion of the annual King’s College London Duel Day celebration, the King’s College London Alumni Society in Greece organized a discussion on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at “the Edefktirion” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece with the subject “The future of the European Union and of the United Kingdom: two parallel paths?” and the participation of the following speakers: HE Amb. Kate Smith CMG – Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Greece and HE Amb. Luc Liebaut – The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Greece and Cyprus. The discussion had been moderated by Constantine Bogdanos (KCL Alumnus – Jounralist, SKAI). In the beginning, after the welcome note of Epameinondas Stylopoulos (President of the Society), Harris Iconopoulos (President of the British-Hellenic Chambers of Commerce) addressed a short greeting. After the event, the attendees had the chance to participate and network with each other in the context of a wine reception held at the same place.

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KCL alumni Greece welcomed HM Ambassador

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The new HM Ambassador to Greece, Ms Kate Smith CMG, accompanied by the First Secretary – policy delivery, Ms Heather Purdie, were hosted at a cheese and wine welcoming reception on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at ‘To Parko’ restaurant, by the King’s College London Alumni Greece committee on behalf of all group members.

KCLAGr president, Mr. Epameinondas Stylopoulos together with vice presidents Mr. George Chloros and Mr. Dimitris Lemonakis, general secretary Mr. Kimon Tsakiris and treasurer Mr. Paris Vallides, discussed with her Excellency and the First Secretary various issues, as well as ways and future possible events that can not only strengthen the bond between the UK embassy in Greece and King’s alumni but also promote UK higher education among fellow Greek citizens.

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