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.


2021 SCGA

SCGA Members Position      Organization
Katherine Ho Chair Stanford University
Jennifer Ponting Vice Chair University of Chicago
Laura Bilbao Member Texas Tech University
Stefania Grotti Member Politecnico di Milano
Fadia Homeidan Member American University of Beirut
Katie Howard  Member Appalachian State University
Nada Messaikeh Member NYU Abu Dhabi
Jaroslav Sip Member Czech Technical University in Prague
Dennis Paffarath Member University of Maryland, Baltimore
Sinnamon Tierney Member Boston University


Claire Chen, Director of Global Initiatives, NCURA.