The Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA) announces its collaboration with the Israeli-based Think Tank “Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa” (RIMA).
The mission of RIMA is to promote research on Islam in Africa as well as on Muslim countries and communities in Africa and the Diaspora in the past and the present. RIMA also deals with current issues, such as radical Islamic groups active in Africa; the Arab influence and the spread of radical Islam in Africa. Moreover, RIMA is dealing with issues concerning environmental security, the nexus between climate change and conflict, environmental refugees and migration. All these issues are of particular importance for Greece due to the proximity of our country with the MENA region.
The collaboration between KEDISA and RIMA will focus on cross-posting of articles and publications, as well as on organizing joint conferences and seminars and the conduct of research projects.
The Founder and Director of RIMA is Dr. Moshe Terdiman, a research fellow in the Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa who used to lecture at The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies as well as at the Program of Conflict Resolution at the Department of Geography and Environmental Development at Ben Gurion University.