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UNC Global

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 Noreen McDonald, senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the 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 (OVPGA) has primary responsibility for shaping and implementing the University’s global strategy while supporting global activity across campus. The OVPGA staff support the following functions: global development, global education, global partnerships, global travel, and strategy, impact and communications.

Learn more about the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is jointly managed by the Duke Center for International Development and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.

Learn more about the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center.

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

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.

College of Arts and Sciences

Noreen McDonald oversees UNC Global units that are a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. These units include six area studies centers that receive funding by the U.S. Department of Education in addition to the Curriculum in Global Studies and the Study Abroad Office.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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