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She met with Salvo and Gina Vazzana, Roberta Barbagallo (involved in tourism), photographer Riccardo Lombardo (who has had his work exhibited in Phoenix several times), Gabriela Lombardo, and Letizia Musso. Salvo (who is also involved in tourism) and Gina gave a little expert tour of Catania, including Castello Ursino, a castle built by one of Dr. Berman’s favorite historical figures, Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250).
She also met with Nora Trojano (and briefly her husband Daniele Giuffrida, together they run a language school, Tuttolingue) and Stefania Panebianco who holds the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Catania. She is a professor in the department of Political and Social Sciences and works on migration. They found much ground for collaboration on migration-related issues, as Catania is one of the key points in the south of Europe, just as Arizona is a key area of migration in the US. For information on the JM Chair EU MEDiterranean border crises and European External Action.
The idea to establish contact to Catania was suggested by SILC’s Chiara Dal Martello. Enrico Minardi, also from SILC’s Italian program, connected Dr. Berman with Alessia Mogavero, a representative of the local Phoenix committee. We look forward to future collaborations!
Preparing students to bridge cultural differences and forge beneficial and democratic exchanges throughout the region
The mission of the Central European Collaborative is to focus on Romania's cultural identity and to foster a mutually beneficial dialogue between ASU faculty and students, and Romanian dignitaries, universities, and artist groups of both countries by creating a bridge of mutual understanding and cooperation between American and Romanian universities and communities.
The Central European Cultural Collaborative aims to build academic exchanges and foster intercultural communication between the countries of Europe and the United States.
The Collaborative achieves this mission by facilitating numerous cultural, artistic, and scholarly exchanges between U.S. faculty and students, and faculty at Romanian academic institutions and all other cultural and academic organizations from East-Central Europe.
Our Spanish Faculty has been cultivating a relationship with various institutions to strengthen the Spanish-Chinese ties. Their efforts are growing across the world and are making an impact on the Spanish-Chinese political, economical, communal, and educational relationships.
ASU, The school of International Letters and Cultures more specifically, Have brought together a variety of Institutions around the world and have created 3 key Conferences:
University of Chicago Center, Renmin University
Center for Argentinian Studies, Beijing