Aris Anagnos was born in Greece where he served in the Greek army in World War II. He graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and went on to build a successful business in Southern California.
He has distinguished himself as champion of social justice. Aris is an activist for peace in Kosovo and Serbia, and for human rights movements in Latin America. He has been awarded the Ralph Bunche Peace Award by the United Nations Association and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award by the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action.
Aris is also the founder of the American Hellenic Council of Southern California, an organization that promotes Hellenism and the Greek issues in the US. I was lucky enough to have been a friend of Aris and his wonderful wife Carolyn and I have benefited greatly from his advice.