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Advisory Committees

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The Center works with a number of advisory committees comprised of internal and external faculty and experts.

  • The Stakeholders Committee oversees the the effective operation of CEUTTSS according to the Center’s mission and objectives.
  • The VT Advisory Board advises the Center’s Director, Yannis Stivachtis, in accordance with the Center’s mission, objectives and goals.
  • The External Advisory Board provides constructive feedback to the Center’s Director (CLAHS Dean) and Executive Director regarding CEUTTSS visibility and activities.
  • The Academic Affairs Committee is comprised of VT stakeholders and facilitates the Center's programs and activities by overseeing curriculum and personnel issues.
  • The Executive Committee manages the Center' activities in accordance with the mission and objectives of CEUTTSS.

Name

Designation

Laura Belmonte

 CLAHS Dean & CEUTTSS Director

Farida Jalalzai

 CLAHS Associate Dean for Global Initiatives & Engagement

Tom Thompson

 Associate Dean & Director of Global Programs

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

 Director, School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA)

Glenda Scales

 Associate Dean for Global Engagement, College of Engineering

Tom Crawford

 Chair, Department of Geography

Randy Heflin

 Associate Dean for Research, College of Science

Robert Sumichrast

 Dean, Pamplin College of Business

Tim Luke

 University Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science

John Dooley

 Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Tech Foundation

Don Hempson

 Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Office of Outreach and International Affairs

Karen Roberto

 University Distinguished Professor and Executive Director, Institute for Society, Culture and the Environment

Yannis Stivachtis

 Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair, and CEUTTSS Executive Director

 

Name

Designation

Farida Jalalzai

CLAHS Associate Dean for Global Initiatives & Engagement (Chair)

Tom Ewing

CLAHS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research

Dan Thorp

CLAHS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Brian Shabanowitz

CLAHS Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Dan Cleveland

CLAHS Assistant Dean of Advancement

Tim Luke

Chair, Department of Political Science

Brett Shadle

Chair, Department of History

Janell Watson

Chair, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Karen Roberto

Executive Director, Institute for Society, Culture and the Environment (ISCE)

David Orden

Director of Global Issues Initiative (GII, ISCE

Adam Short

VTF Legal Representative for Jean Monnet Actions

Ben Davenport

Chairman, Davenport Energy

Glenn Bugh

Faculty Representative, Department of History

Jessica Folkart

Faculty Representative, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Binio Binev

Faculty Representative, Department of Political Science

 

 

Name

Designation

John C. Beghin

Michael Yanney Chair of International Trade & Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Didier Bigo

Professor of International Relations (European/International Political Sociology), Sciences Po, France

Thomas Christiansen

Professor of Political Science (European Politics), Luiss University, Italy

Thomas Diez

Professor of International Relations, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Desmond Dinan

Professor of Public Policy & Jean Monnet Chair, George Mason University, USA

Sophie Meunier

Senior Research Fellow (Trade Negotiations); Co-Director, European Union Program, Princeton University, USA

Kalypso Nikolaidis

Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford UK

Mark Pollack

Professor of Law & Political Science & Jean Monnet Chair, Temple University, USA

Grigoris Papanikos

President, Athens Institute of Education & Research, Greece; former Chair, Greek Economic & Social Committee

Michalis Psalidopoulos

Professor of Economics (Emeritus), University of Athens, Greece and former Alternate Executive Director at IFM

Ben Rosamond

Professor of Political Science (European Politics & Political Economy), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Nathalie Tocci

Director, Institute of International Affairs, Italy & Special Advisor to the former EU HRVP Federica Mogherini

Richard Whitman

Professor of International Relations, University of Kent & Academic Fellow at the European Policy Center, UK

Nikos Zahariadis

Mertie Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies (European Political Econ), Rhodes College, USA

Name

Designation

Yannis Stivachtis

CEUTTSS Executive Director (Chair)

Tom Ewing

CLAHS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research (ex officio)

Dan Thorp

CLAHS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (ex officio)

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Director, School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA, CAUS)

Ralph Buehler

Chair, Department of Urban Affairs & Planning (UAP, CAUS)

Tom Crawford

 Chair, Department of Geography (GEOG, CNRE)

Matthew Gabriele

Chair, Department of Religion & Culture (RLCL, CLAHS)

Devi Gnyawali

Chair, Department of Management (MGT, PCOB)

Jim Hawdon

Chair, Department of Sociology (SOC, CLAHS)

Matthew Holt

Chair, Agriculture & Applied Economics (AAEC, CALS)

Tim Luke

Chair, Department of Political Science (PSCI, CLAHS)

Sudipta Sarangi

 Chair, Department of Economics (ECON, COS)

Brett Shadle

Chair, Department of History (HIST, CLAHS)

Janell Watson

Chair, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL, CLAHS)

Name

Designation

Yannis Stivachtis

 Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair, Executive Director of CEUTTSS

Esther Bauer

Associate Professor of German (MCLL), Associate Director of Education, Arts and Culture

Aaron Brantly

Associate Director for Transatlantic Initiatives

Heather Gumbert

Associate Professor of History, Associate Director for Communications

Chad Hankinson

 Instructor (PSCI), Assistant Director Operations, Blacksburg

Georgeta Pourchot

Associate Director for Development

Scott Nelson

 Associate Professor of Political Science (PSCI), Associate Director of Operations, Steger Center

Joel Peters

 Professor of Government & International Affairs (GIA), Associate Director of Operations, NCR

Besnik Pula

Associate Director for Research

Colin Baker

Blacksburg High School; Co-chair, College Board for AP European History, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach

Name

Designation

Yannis Stivachtis

Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair, Executive Director of CEUTTSS

Esther Bauer

Associate Professor of German (MCLL), Associate Director of Education, Arts and Culture

Heather Gumbert

Associate Professor of History, Associate Director for Communications

Chad Hankinson

 Instructor (PSCI), Assistant Director Operations, Blacksburg

Georgeta Pourchot

Associate Director for Development

Besnik Pula

Associate Professor of Political Science & Associate JM Chair (PSCI), Associate Director of Operations, Blacksburg

Colin Baker

 Blacksburg High School; Co-chair, College Board for AP European History, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach

Name

Designation

Esther Bauer

Associate Professor of German (MCLL), Associate Director of Education, Arts and Culture

Jon Catherwood-Ginn

Associate Director of Programming at the Moss Arts Center

Scotty Hardwig

Assistant Professor in Movement, Performance and Integrated Media  

James Jewitt

Collegiate Associate Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Chair of the interdisciplinary Visual Arts Minor

Audrey Reeves

Assistant Professor of Political Science and core faculty for ASPECT