Select Committee on Global Affairs

Mission & 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.


2022 SCGA

Member Name Committee Position Organization
Jennifer Ponting Chair University of Chicago
Fadia Homeidan Vice Chair American University of Beirut
Dina Adly Member American University in Cairo
Laura Bilbao Member Texas Tech University
Annika Glauner Member ETH Zurich
Amanda Humphrey Member Northeastern University
Ioannis Legouras Member Max Delbrueck Centrum, Berlin
Nada Messaikeh Member NYU Abu Dhabi
Dennis Paffarath
Member University of Maryland, Baltimore
Lori Ann M. Schultz Member University of Arizona
Jaroslav Sip Member Czech Technical University in Prague



Claire Chen, Director of Global Initiatives, NCURA.