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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


  • Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate School
  • Lorenzo Alvisi, Professor, Computing and Information Science
  • Linda Barrington, Associate Dean, External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Victoria Beard, Associate Dean for Research Initiatives, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Nishi Dhupa, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA)
  • Gustavo Flores-Macías, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs, OVPIA
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Director, International Programs, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Patrizia C. McBride, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, OVPIA
  • Fouad Saleet, Assistant Dean for External Education, Cornell Law School
  • Margaret Smith, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Mickey Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for International Affairs and Affiliations, Weill-Cornell Medicine
  • Nancy Wells, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Human Ecology
  • Caroline Yancey, Director, International Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Alan Zehnder, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering