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Cyprus official speaks on country's future, March 1

Euripides Evriviades, Cyprus' ambassador to the United States, will discuss his country's future in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Evriviades' lecture is titled "Cyprus in the European Union: Prospects for Reunification, Peace with Turkey and Regional Stability."

Cyprus has been split along ethnic lines since Turkey invaded the island in 1974. The Greek Cypriot government is internationally recognized and has represented Cyprus in the E.U. since 2004, but only controls the southern part of the island. The Greek Cypriots rejected a United Nations peace plan in 2004.

Prior to his appointment to the United States, Evriviades served as Cyprus' ambassador to the Netherlands and Israel. He also has held positions at Cypriot embassies in Libya, Russia and Germany.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as part of a series of events celebrating the school's 75th anniversary. 

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