Presentation on Cyprus and Reunification Talks

“What Led to the Challenges that Cyprus
is Facing with the Reunification Talks”
Ambassador Leonidas Pantelides, PhD
Tuesday, April 25, at 10:45 a.m.

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 25, at 10:45 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the State Department in Washington, D.C. for an interesting presentation by His Excellency Leonidas Pantelides, PhD. The title of the presentation is “What led to the Challenges that Cyprus is facing with the reunification talks.” A question-and-answer session will follow.

RSVP by Friday, April 21 to and please provide your Diplomatic ID number, driver’s license, or passport number and date of birth, which is required by State Department security. Send a $5.00 check (made out to AAFSW) to AAFSW Reservations, 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite #214, Arlington, VA 22203. Coffee and tea will be served at the program.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF VENUE. The program will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room. PLEASE ENTER AT THE C STREET ENTRACE (between 21st and 23rd Streets NW). We look forweard to seeing you.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair

Biography of Ambassador Pantelides

Ambassador Pantelides presented credentials as Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States of America on June 27, 2016.

First Deputy Permanent Secretary/Director of Middle East and North Africa Division. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia, 2013 to 2016

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations at Geneva, 2011 to 2013

Head of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, 2008 to 2011

Ambassador to the Russian Federation with parallel accreditations to Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, 2004 to August 2008

Ambassador to Greece with parallel accreditations to Albania, Bulgaria and Romania, 2001 to 2004

Ambassador to Sweden with accreditations to Iceland, Norway, Latvia and Denmark, 1998 to 2001

Director, Office of the Foreign Minister, 1997 to 1998

Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, 1996 to 1997

Member of presidential working team during the UN-sponsored inter-communal negotiations, 1993 to 1998

First Secretary, Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, DC, 1989 to 1993

Ambassador Pantelides studied Philosophy and holds a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the University of Kent, Canterbury, England (1983). The subject of his doctoral dissertation was the concept of time.

He published a book on philosophy (2003). He also wrote a number of articles on various philosophical, political and cultural subjects. He is a regular public speaker.

He has taught International Affairs as a part-time professor and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Diplomatic Academy, University of Nicosia.