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Select Committee on Global Affairs

Select Committee on Global Affairs

Mission and Responsibilities:

  • Actively assist, advocate, and advance NCURA’s global strategic agenda and initiatives.
  • Advocate for and assist the International Region, including program development and outreach; this responsibility will transition away once the International Region is more established.
  • Serve as a resource for educational topic suggestions and program ideas on global research management.
  • Oversee the NCURA International Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to, presentation of recommended Fellows for Board concurrence. 
  • Serve as NCURA’s global ambassadors and meet or otherwise communicate with non-US visitors as requested by the Executive Director and Executive Committee, or by members of the International Region.
  • Serve as a communication conduit between the International Region, the International Collaborate Community and the greater membership.
  • Oversee and advise with non-regional, educational global programming and outreach.


SCGA Members   Positions  Home Organization
Agatha Keller  Chair ETH/Zurich
Gai Doran  Vice Chair Yale University
Suzanne Rivera  Member Case Western Reserve University
Caroline Jones  Member Stanford University
Ara Tahmassia
Member Harvard University
Pamela Vargas Member Southeast Missouri State University
Tadashi Sugihara
Member Kyoto University
Eva Bjorndal Member Karolinska Institutet
John Hanold Member  The Pennsylvania State University 
Maria Palazuelos Member University of Delaware