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Global Priorities Committee

The Global Priorities Committee (GPC) is an advisory body to the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs  and the Provost. It meets monthly, for a total of approximately nine meetings per academic year. The membership of the GPC comprises senior faculty members, six from schools with undergraduate bodies and six from the professional schools. The total membership shall include one member from the Executive Committee of the Academic Council and one or two from the broader membership of the Academic Council. The chair shall be a member of the faculty. The GPC is charged with developing and refining Duke’s global strategy and assessing university and academic programs and activities operating globally, both when they are being created and in monitoring ongoing performance. Term: Three years with possibility of reappointment.

2011/2012 Voting Members

Susan Alberts, Biology
Edna Andrews, Slavic Eurasian & East European Studies
Ana Barros, Pratt School of Engineering
Peter Burian, Classical Studies and member of ECAC
Claire Conceison, Theater Studies
Emmanuel Katongole, Divinity School
Timur Kuran, Economics
Susan Lozier, Nicholas School of the Environment
Giovanni Merli, Sanford School of Public Policy
Tom Metzloff, Law School
Truls Ostbye, School of Medicine
Debu Purohit, Fuqua School of Business
*Jeff Vincent, Nicholas School of the Environment
Erika Weinthal, Nicholas School of the Environment
Terri Young, School of Medicine

Ex officio:

Nora Bynum, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy & Programs
Peter Lange, Provost
Mike Merson, Interim Vice Provost and Vice President for Global Strategy & Programs
Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

China Faculty Council

The China Faculty Council brings together faculty with expertise in China, or significant interest in developing programs in China or nearby countries, to advise the Provost and the Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs on program development opportunities in China, including for Duke-Kunshan University. This mandate will include advising the Provost, Vice Provost, and other administrative and faculty governance bodies as appropriate, on the allocation of seed money, including solicitation and review of faculty proposals for research, conferences, courses and programs. This committee will also seek to facilitate research connections and new collaborations for faculty members or units interested in working in China and/or linking ongoing projects to China.
The committee will meet at least monthly, for a total of approximately nine meetings per academic year. The membership of the committee will comprise 12-15 faculty members appointed by the Provost, and the total membership shall include one member from the Global Priorities Committee. The Chair shall be a member of the faculty. This committee may form working groups on particular aspects of China programming, and may appoint additional members to these working groups.

2011-12 Membership
Gary Bennett, Psychology & Neuroscience
Rey Chow, Literature
Claire Conceison, Theater Studies
Haiyan Gao, Physics
Paul Haagen, School of Law, chair of CFC
Bruce Jentleson, Sanford School of Public Policy
Timur Kuran, Economics
Kun Shan (Carolyn) Lee, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Ralph Litzinger, Cultural Anthropology
Giovanna Merli, Sociology
Carlos Rojas, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Dominic Sachsenmaier, History
Jeanette Song, Finance
Shenglan Tang, Global Health Institute
Bei Wu, School of Nursing
Benjamin Yellen, Pratt School of Engineering

Ex officio:
Pete Lange, Provost
Mike Merson, Interim Vice Provost-Vice President for Global Strategy & Programs
Nora Bynum, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy & Programs
Jeff Vincent, chair, Global Priorities Committee
Steve Nowicki, Dean, Undergraduate Education
Jennifer Francis, Fuqua School of Business
Linda Franzoni, Pratt School of Engineering
Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

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