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Global Operations is a cross-functional team focused on supporting Cornell's international mission. We provide resources and guidance to those seeking to establish international partnerships or agreements and offer the logistical and operational resources to confidently engage in worldwide research, teaching, external engagements, travel, and more.

How We Can Support You

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Supporting safe and secure international travel

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Faculty Engagement

Working with overseas colleagues and partners

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Contracting Basics

Planning for international agreements

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Global Employment

Hiring staff around the world

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International Collaborations

Cornell has nearly 240 active agreements with universities and institutions worldwide. Partnerships with international universities opens up global opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

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Who We Are

Global Operations is a one-stop shop for international engagement advice and solutions. No matter if you're just starting to plan, or already have a project underway, if you have questions, we’re here to assist.

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Christine Potter

Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Global Operations and Strategy



Coordinator, International Partnerships

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Juan Jimenez

Director, International Health, Safety and Security

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Kenan Omanovic

Specialist, Global Operations

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Sebnem Ozkan

Director, Global Hubs

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Kristi Shults

Director, International HR


Andrew Smith

Assistant Director, Global Operations

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Manju Smriti

Program Coordinator