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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


  • 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 (CALS)
  • Saurabh Mehta, Professor, Nutritional Science, College of Human Ecology
  • Mark Milstein, Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson
  • Christine Potter, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director for Global Operations and Strategy, OVPIA
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, OVPIA
  • Margaret Smith, Associate Dean, CALS
  • Mickey Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for International Affairs and Affiliations, Weill-Cornell Medicine
  • Miranda Swanson, Associate Dean for Student Services, College of Engineering
  • Chantal Thomas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cornell Law School
  • Caroline Yancey, Director, International Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Alan Zehnder, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering