Kokkalis Foundation - About
Established in 1998, in Athens, the Kokkalis Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, which serves the vision of Socratis Kokkalis, an internationally recognized entrepreneur in the field of information technology and telecommunications, and honors the work and contribution of his late father Petros Kokkalis, an internationally renowned surgeon and humanist, professor of medicine at the University of Athens and founder of the first neurosurgical clinic in Greece.
Drew G. Faust
President Harvard University Title
The Kokkalis Program has opened doors for the many Southeast European students to come to Harvard for the purpose of learning to become catalysts for peace and stability in their home region. Socrates Kokkalis' vision and generous support is also redefining how all students at the Harvard Kennedy School view their futures and their responsibility to society.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Dean
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The Kokkalis Program opens doors for individuals committed to seeing democracy and market economy flourish. The Program taps into the School's strengths: the intersection of international affairs, socio-economic analysis and technology policy. I can't think of a better fit. We are grateful to Mr. Kokkalis for supporting a new level of outreach, research and scholarship in this important and vital region.
David Ellwood - Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
The Kokkalis Program has become among the Kennedy School's most effective and important programs, educating the superb students of South East Europe and sharing the ideas and insights of leaders for the region with Harvard and the entire community.