Senator Mark Kirk Keynote Speaker at Greece-Israel TIEs Gala

U.S. Senator Mark Steven Kirk will be the keynote speaker Sept 14, 2014, at the CHI CIRCLE festivities to strengthen technology exchanges between Greece and Israel and celebrate the historic alliance between the two nations in the Eastern Mediterranean basin.

The celebration launches CHI’s second phase in technology cooperation which will bring to Israel 10 Greek academicians in 2014. The first phase, in 2013, consisted of Israelis meeting Greek university professors in Thessaloniki, Greece. The visits are part of TIEs, CHI CIRCLE’s Technology Innovation Exchanges.

Senator Kirk has been a strong supporter of Greek and Israeli issues,” asserted CHI Exec. Director Charles Mouratides. “He demonstrated his friendship even during his days as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill before his five terms as an Illinois Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.” Sen. Kirk will address the features of the unique relationship in Eastern Mediterranean among Greece, Cyprus and Israel, including U.S. participation in this multifaceted pact.

CHI’s festive program includes a musical interlude featuring Greek, Hebrew and Ladino songs by Athens-born international tenor Alberto Mizrahi, Cantor at Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, and award-winning pianist Howard Levy. Also announced will be the ‘Tradition of Miletus’ awards named after the ancient city, a center of science and innovation.

When, Where, How: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, 3 to 5 p.m., at the state-of-the-art Heller Auditorium, Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster, Chicago. Tickets are $30; Four tickets for $100; Students (ID), $10. Donations of $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 are acknowledged in the program book and receive special considerations. For tickets go to 

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