UNC Global Organization

UNC Global shapes and supports global activity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and its units further Carolina’s academic, cultural, and co-curricular programs; support international research, scholarship, partnerships, and linkages; and provide infrastructural support.

The UNC Global family shares the FedEx Global Education Center and is led by Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs and chief global officer. Stephenson works in close collaboration with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Colloredo-Mansfeld oversees UNC Global units that are a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Reporting units include the Curriculum in Global Studies, the Study Abroad Office, and the area studies centers, including African Studies Center; Carolina Asia Center; Center for European Studies; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

Stephenson leads the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. Reporting units include Global Relations, Global Research Institute, International Student and Scholar Services, Center for Global Initiatives, Development, and the Unified Business Cluster. She also leads UNC’s campus-wide global strategy and spearheads international engagement.

Leadership


Headshot of Barbara Stephenson. Photo by Kristen Chavez.

Barbara J. Stephenson

Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Headshot of Rudi

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Comprised of units reporting directly to Vice Provost Barbara Stephenson, the office of the vice provost for global affairs has primary responsibility for shaping and implementing the University’s global strategy while supporting global activity across campus. Learn more about the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.


The Center for Global Initiatives works to increase student access to global opportunities at UNC, in the community and abroad. Through global programs, community outreach and funding opportunities, CGI strives to remove barriers and connect students from all backgrounds to the world. Learn more about the Center for Global Initiatives.

Development for UNC Global supports Carolina’s global activities through fundraising and engagement with alumni, volunteers and friends. Learn more about Development.

Building Operations maintains and improves the facilities and technology of the FedEx Global Education Center. Learn more about Building Operations.

The Global Relations team shapes and promotes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill global activity through partnerships and linkages, academic and cultural programming, communications, and exhibitions. Learn more about Global Relations.

The Global Research Institute is an applied social science think tank that serves as a center for knowledge production and dissemination regarding salient global issues. Learn more about the Global Research Institute.

International Student and Scholar Services is the central office providing immigration services, advising, and programming for international students, scholars and faculty on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about International Student and Scholar Services.

The Unified Business Cluster provides administrative business support to the Office of Vice Provost for Global Affairs, including human resources, finance and accounting, sponsored research administration and procurement. Learn more about the Unified Business Cluster.

College of Arts and Sciences

The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa. Learn more at africa.unc.edu.

The Carolina Asia Center seeks to promote intercultural exchange between the U.S. and Asia, and to improve and support education and research on Asia. Learn more at carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu.

The Center for European Studies advances understanding of the social, political and economic events that shape contemporary Europe. The center has been designated a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Union. Learn more at europe.unc.edu.

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies promotes understanding of the Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach. Learn more at mideast.unc.edu.

With over 30 core faculty members, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies is home to the REEES Concentration in Global Studies master’s program and serves as the hub on campus for graduate and undergraduate students interested in Russia, East Europe and Eurasia. Learn more at cseees.unc.edu.

The Curriculum in Global Studies offers students the opportunity to develop an appreciation for and fuller understanding of the global issues within the context of a diverse, flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum in the tradition of the University’s liberal arts focus. Learn more at globalstudies.unc.edu.

The Institute for the Study of the Americas is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Latin American experience in the western hemisphere. Learn more at isa.unc.edu.

The Study Abroad Office creates transformative learning experiences for all students to pursue their Carolina education at sites around the world. Learn more at studyabroad.unc.edu.