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Global Partnership and Programs

The Global Partnership and Programs team shapes and promotes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through support of partnerships; academic, co-curricular, and cultural programs; communications, events, and exhibitions. The office works with units across campus to establish agreements with partner institutions; host and prepare incoming and outgoing international visitors and delegations; maintain the UNC Global website, social media channels and promotions; and host global events and exhibitions in the FedEx Global Education Center, on campus and worldwide. Global Partnership and Programs is also a resource for UNC units on international relations and protocol. The Global Partnership and Programs offices are located on the first floor of the FedEx Global Education Center in Suite 1200, adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Auditorium.


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Rawan Abbasi

Administrative Support Associate

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Lorna Avilés

COIL Faculty Fellow

Liz Bucrek

Program Manager

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication and Program Manager

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Emmy Grace

Global Partnership and Programs Assistant

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Melissa McMurray

Manager of Global Partnership Administration