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Haris Lalacos
Haris Lalacos has served as the ambassador of Greece to the United States since 2016.

Nov. 17: Ambassadorial visit

Ambassador of Greece to share insights about his country and its future

Haris Lalacos, ambassador of Greece to the United States, will visit the University of Delaware on Friday, Nov. 17, and present a free public lecture.

His talk about Greece today and its promise for the future will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 17, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on UD’s Newark campus.

A reception will follow the talk. Space is limited, and those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by sending email to susanlyn@udel.edu.

Lalacos will be discussing the revitalization of the Greek economy, its positive outlook for American investment and its stabilizing role in the eastern Mediterranean area. He also will address Greece’s support for Cyprus reunification.

UD has several ties to Greece, including partnerships between the College of Education and Human Development and Greek universities and K-12 schools. Last spring, UD students traveled there to complete a practicum experience at the American Community School in Athens, and additional students will be going there next year.

Lalacos studied history at Amherst College and earned his master’s degree in international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. After serving in the Hellenic Navy, he joined the foreign service and has held various positions, including consul at the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney; consul general of Greece in Alexandria, Egypt; deputy head of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and ambassador and head of the Liaison Office of the Hellenic Republic in Skopje.

He was appointed ambassador to the United State in June 2016.

The ambassador is married to Anna Michalopoulou. They have two adult children.

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