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International Council

The council is charged with identifying strategic initiatives and setting priorities to advance the university's global mission.

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Cornell's International Council, chaired by the vice provost for international affairs, includes senior leaders from each college on the Ithaca campus, as well as Weill Cornell Medicine. Council members play leadership roles within their colleges to incorporate a priority for internationalization into strategic planning—for example, by formulating college-specific ways to internationalize the curriculum.


  • Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs


  • Linda Barrington, Associate Dean, External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Victoria Beard, Associate Dean for Research Initiatives, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Larry Blume, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cornell Bowers Computing and Information Science
  • Nishi Dhupa, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA)
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Director, International Programs, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Josephine Martell, Associate Dean for Academics, Graduate School
  • Patrizia C. McBride, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Saurabh Mehta, Professor, Nutritional Science, College of Human Ecology
  • Mark Milstein, Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, OVPIA
  • Margaret Smith, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Michael Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for International Affairs and Affiliations, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Jed Stiglitz, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law School
  • Miranda Swanson, Associate Dean for Student Services, College of Engineering
  • Caroline Yancey, Director, International Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine