WASHINGTON, DC – On April 20, 2007, AHI hosted a Noon Forum on "Greece: The Post-Olympics Era" presented by Greek Secretary General of Information Panos Livadas.

        Panos Livadas was appointed Secretary General of Information by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Minister of State Theodoros Roussopoulos in March 2004.  He is in charge of Greece's communications strategy abroad, among other responsibilities.

        Born in Athens in 1964, he is a graduate of Athens College.  He studied Business Administration and Political Science at Hofstra University in New York and at the University of Florida.  While in college, he interned at the U.S. Senate.  He was also elected Senator as well as Minority Leader to the University Senate of the University of Florida.

        He has worked in the private sector both in the United States and in Greece.

        In 1997, he graduated with a Master's of Science in Electoral Sociology from the University of Athens and, in 1998, he registered as a Ph.D. candidate.  His Doctoral thesis, submitted for approval, is titled "A Synthetic Interpretation Model of Electoral Behavior."  He has published extensively on analysis of social studies, polling, economic analysis, political theory, and issues of globalization.  He has served as an elected representative for the Political Science and Sociology Graduate Program of the University of Athens.

        He is married to Athina Kranidou and they have three children.