“Cyprus in the EU: Prospects for Reunification, Peace with Turkey and Regional Stability”

Ambassador Euripides L. Evriviades, Cyprus

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USC School of International Relations Director Steven Lamy welcomed Cypriot Ambassador Evriviades. The Ambassador will discuss Cyprus as a European Union member and what this means for the island itself and the immediate region of the Middle East.

His Excellency Euripides L. Evriviades has been Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States since December 2003. Ambassador Evriviades is concurrently serving as non-resident High Commissioner of Cyprus to Canada and is the Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States, and representative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Until his appointment to the United States, Mr. Evriviades served as the Ambassador of Cyprus to the Netherlands from August 2000 to October 2003. Prior to his posting in The Hague, he served as the Ambassador to Israel from November 1997 to July 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Evriviades held positions at Cypriot embassies in Tripoli, Libya; Moscow, USSR/Russia; and Bonn, Germany.

Mr. Evriviades started his diplomatic career in 1976, serving initially at the Cyprus Consulate General in New York as Vice-Consul (1976-78) and later as Consul (1978-1982). He was also accredited as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations (1980-1982). From 1976 through 1980, he served as a member of the Cyprus Delegation to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (4th - 10th sessions). He has published a number of articles on the subject as well as on the Cyprus question.

Ambassador Evriviades holds a master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, which he attended as a Fulbright Fellow. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, on 6 August 1954. He is married to Anastasia Iacovidou-Evriviades, an attorney-at-law. He has an avid interest in the arts, especially music, as well as in antiquities and cartography.

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