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Dr. Eleftherios Botsas

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Dr. Eleftherios N. Botsas was raised in Athens, where he attended night high school because he was working as a proof-reader at the Zacharopoulos Publishing house. After serving in the Hellenic Army for twenty-seven months, he came to the University of Detroit as an undergraduate student, and he then moved to Wayne State University for his doctoral studies.

He has taught at Wayne State University, Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and Oakland University where he was granted the Emeritus title.

Lefteris was listed

In:Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the Midwest, American Men and Women in Sciences, International Dictionary of Biography, and American Hellenic Who's Who in Business and the Professions.

With respect to the American Hellenic affairs Lefteris was the Founding member and past chairman of the Executive Board of the American Hellenic Congress, Member of the Board of Trustees, St. George Hellenic Orthodox Church, Chairman of its Finance Committee, 1988-1990 Director, Greek School of St. George,1988-2002, taught Sunday School to High-school age at St. George, and brought a group of young Hellenes to Detroit under the People to People program.

His presentations and publications include, among others,

"Human Capital and Labor Mobility," Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Spring 1964.

"East-West Trade," Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Spring 1969

Human Capital and Development, Athens, Greece, 1973

"Greece and the European Economic Community," Wayne State University,

"Gasoline Consumption in the United States," with An-loh Lin and Scott Monroe, International Association of Science and Technology for Development Symposium,

"Greece and the East: The Trade Connection - 1929-1983," Ninth International Symposium at the Modern Greek Studies Association, Ohio State University, November 1985.

“The American Hellenes” in Bernard Eisenberg, America’s Ethnic Politics.

Two studies on Greece and the Balkans in UNESCO scientific meetings in Baden Baden, Germany, published by UNESCO.

“The Socioeconomic Structure of the European Union” in The Impact of European Integration.

“State and the Market: the Greek Economy on the Eve of the Maastricht Treaty” in Balkan Studies volume33 Number 2.

“Southeast Europe in Transition” chapter in n The New Balkans.

"Greece and the European Community: Past Experience and Future Prospects" KRIKOS Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 1991

"The Lost Decade: Greece and the European Community," Modern Greek Studies Association International Symposium on the New Europe, University of Florida, November 1991

Honors he received "Teaching Excellence Award" 1981,and the Golden Key National Honors Society honored him.

Founder and editor of the Oakland University International Economic Letter,

The Association Of Hellenic Societies of Michigan honored Professor Botsas for his works on Hellenism at a dinner in 2009.

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