Chair of the IHRA

Ambassador Chris J. Lazaris has served from multiple positions within the Greek Diplomatic corps, his portfolio including mandates of international cooperation, like National Representative to CFSP Western Balkans Group, Executive Officer in NATO Operation Joint Guardian and Director for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue in the MFA, while currently he is also serving as Special Envoy for Libya. As Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Ambassador Chris J. Lazaris emphasizes the Greek Presidency’s determination to accent education as a primary weapon in the fight against Holocaust denial and distortion, and even, as a means of self-defense for Democracies against any resurgence of forces seeking to undermine and attack our common human and moral values.


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