Centers

Centers
(The centers are a new initiative started in 2017 with an aim to promote research through external research funding
from governments, international organisations and business.)
1Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs (CEMA)
Director: Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, Professor, Jean Monnet Chair, Director of International Studies Program & Director, Diplomacy Lab Program, Virginia Tech – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. (cv)
Contact: medit-info@atiner.gr
2Center for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CSME)
Director: Dr. Demos Vardiabasis, Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University, USA. (cv)
Contact: csme@atiner.gr
3Center for Data Science (CDS)
Director: Dr. Timothy M. Young, Professor and Graduate Director, The University of Tennessee, USA. (cv)
Contact: cds@atiner.gr
4Center for Environmental Pollution, Climate & Ecology (CEPCE)
Director: Dr. Saif Uddin, Senior Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait. (cv)
Contact: cepce@atiner.gr
5Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS)
Director: Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA. (cv)
Contact: accbs@atiner.gr
6Athens Center for Theatre Studies (ACTS)
Directors:
Mr. Hugh O’Gorman, Professor and Head of Performance, California State University, Long Beach, USA. (cv)
Mr. Stephen Simms, Director, Birmingham School of Acting, Birmingham City University, UK. (cv)

Contact: acts@atiner.gr
7Center for Federalism and Regional Integration (CEFARI)
Director:
Dr. Athanasios (Nasos) Mihalakas, Global Professor of Practice in Law, University of Arizona College of Law, USA. (cv)
Contact: cefari@atiner.gr
8Center for Sustainable Tourism and Crisis Management (CSTCM)
Director:
Dr. Michalis Toanoglou, Professor, Jeonju University School of Tourism & Culture, South Korea. (cv)
Contact: cstcm@atiner.gr
9Center for Foreign Investment (CFI) (under construction)
Director:TBA
Contact: cfig@atiner.gr