Athanasios “Thanos” Dimadis is the President of the Association of Foreign Correspondents in the USA. He graduated from GSPM in 2011 with a master's degree in Political Management and continues to thrive in the U.S. as a journalist, political analyst, and media strategist.
Since graduating from GSPM, Thanos has enjoyed a successful career as a foreign correspondent in the U.S. and Europe. He has conducted numerous interviews with prominent figures in U.S. and international affairs. He has especially focused on the Eurozone economic crisis involving his home country of Greece. Thanos created one of the most-watched documentaries in Greece about the Eurozone crisis and published a book on the subject.
Thanos is a strong advocate of press freedom. In August 2019, he gave a speech as President of the Association of Foreign Correspondents in the USA at the closing bell ceremony at Nasdaq in Times Square, and urged foreign journalists "not to be afraid to speak out, show resistance, and denounce publicly any attempts to shut them down.'' In an interview at Nasdaq in April 2018, Thanos denounced the lack of press freedom and the independence of journalists in Greece. After his graduation from GSPM, Washington Post senior associate editor Lally Weymouth said that Thanos "sets a great example to all young people who want to become journalists."
Thanos has also worked as a communication and political strategist and consultant for elected politicians of the Greek and European Parliament as well as start-up companies and banking institutions in New York. He has also given back to GSPM as a guest lecturer and a teaching assistant in the GSPM’s online program.