Hellenic American Leadership Council Executive Director Endy Zemenides has been selected by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to be part of its Emerging Leaders program. After a vigorous nomination and interview process, the Council named just 21 Emerging Leaders to its 2015 Emerging Leaders class who will participate in a two-year program examining key global issues that affect the world and Chicago’s global future and producing a report on pressing global challenges.
“I am incredibly honored to have been selected by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to become part of their Emerging Leaders program,” Zemenides said. “To be able to work with an institution that has led the public debate on international affairs for nearly a century is a special opportunity. I look forward to working with the Council and my talented classmates to continue this tradition.”
The Hellenic American Leadership Council is HALC is a nationwide network comprised of tens of thousands of Hellenes and Philhellenes. HALC cultivates the next generation of Greek American leaders by engaging in a national citizen education effort and leadership training curriculum and is committed to civic activism on issues of concern to the Greek American community and on issues of democracy and human rights in the United States and abroad.
Founded in 1922, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. Long known for its studies of American public opinion on foreign policy, The Chicago Council has expanded its contributions to national and international discussions on issues such as the global economy, migration, agricultural development and food security, and energy and climate change. Through studies, task force reports, and special initiatives, The Chicago Council contributes fresh insights and authentic perspectives from Chicago and the Midwest to the formation of opinion and policy in the United States and abroad.