Faculty members and administrators from the three CIMS partner universities gathered in Cordoba, Spain for the 2011 CIMS Conference.
The Center for Integrative Mediterranean Studies is a tripartite international partnership established between VCU (Richmond, Va.), the University of Messina (Sicily, Italy) and the University of Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain). CIMS is a research and student/faculty exchange-based partnership with a focus on health, peace and security issues within and around the Mediterranean. CIMS consists of six specific research areas: migration, development and social policies, institutional design and democracy, integrative systems of health, cultural and religious identities, and environment. CIMS’s central office is based at the University of Messina, but each of the three partner universities has an individual CIMS infrastructure including an executive director, executive assistant and research area directors.
At the June 2010 CIMS Conference in Messina, Italy are Dr. Rao, president of VCU, Rector Tomassello of Messina and Rector Roldan-Nagueras of Cordoba.
- VCU CIMS Director
- John Accordino, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor, Wilder School
Coordinator, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program
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