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Office of Global Engagement

Global Engagement Advisory Committee

The Global Engagement Advisory Committee helps guide Brown University’s international efforts by advising the Associate Provost for Global Engagement, on existing and potential international partnerships, research collaborations, and educational programs.

Specific functions of the Advisory Committee include:

  • Developing and implementing Brown’s international strategy in support of the Building on Distinction strategic plan;
  • Identifying promising directions and opportunities to advance Brown's international strategy and advance its aspirations to be a University with global reach and impact;
  • Vetting ideas or proposals for international partnerships and activities that arise internally or in response to inquiries from outside organizations, and evaluating MOU and other affiliation requests;
  • Advising on current and future policies and protocols pertinent to internationalization;
  • Recommending ways to strengthen the work of Brown faculty already engaged in international education and scholarship, and encouraging a wider range of faculty to develop and pursue international dimensions to their work;
  • Developing ways to make Brown more accessible to visiting faculty and students from abroad. 

Global Engagement Advisory Committee Members:

Sheila Bonde, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Archeology and the Ancient World, Chair of History of Art and Architecture (Co-Chair) 

Kenneth Breuer, Professor of Engineering

Cynthia Brokaw, Professor of History, Chair of History

Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Director of Development Studies

Susan Cu-Uvin, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Professor of Medicine, Director of Global Health Initiative

Stephen McGarvey, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of International Health Institute

Shankar Prasad, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement and Strategic Initiatives (Co-Chair)

David Savitz, Vice President for Research, Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ex Officio Members:

Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
Shaira Kochubaeva, Global Relations Officer (Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and Scandinavia)
Christine SprovieriGlobal Relations Officer (Africa, Brazil, and Europe)