International Activities Coordination Group (IACG)

The International Activities Coordination Group (IACG) is composed of members who advise on, or are engaged in, planning international activities.

The International Activities Coordination Group (IACG) keeps senior administration informed of internationalization efforts across campus, serves as an advisory group to the UC Berkeley Senior International Officer (SIO), EVCP, and Chancellor, coordinates high-level campus global initiatives, and develops, recommends, and/or advises on international activity guidelines, international affairs, and international communications for the UC Berkeley campus as needed.

For more information about Berkeley's international activity policies, guidelines, and resources, please visit UC Berkeley's Guidelines for Developing International Activities

To submit an international activity for IACG review, please refer to this form.

For questions related to campus international activity or the IACG, please contact

International Activity Coordination Group Members

NameTitle and Department
Lisa Alvarez-CohenIACG Chair, Vice Provost of Academic Planning & Senior International Officer
Karl van BibberExecutive Associate Dean & Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, and Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Elizabeth BrashersChief of Staff, Vice Chancellor for Research
Julie ConnerAssociate Campus Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
Gina DalyDirector of Federal Relations, Government and Community Relations
Laila T DeBerryInterim Campus Risk Manager/Delegations of Authority & Conflict of Interest Coordinator
Thad DunningProfessor, Political Science (Academic Senate Representative)
Ivor EmmanuelDirector, Berkeley International Office
Noam PinesAssociate Director, Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)
James FordChief of Staff, Division of Academic Planning
Cecilia FuraSenior Manager, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)
Eric GiegerichDirector, Industry Alliances Office
Nicolas GoldSenior Contracts Administrator- New Academic Ventures (NAV-B)
Alaisha HellmanExport Control Officer
Michele HuffDirector, Business Contracts & Brand Protection (BCBP)
Jordan JacobsPolicy and Strategy Advisor, Vice Chancellor for Research
Mio Katayama OwensAssistant Dean, International and Executive Programs, Rassuer College of Natural Resources
Nancy McKinneyAssociate Vice Chancellor, Advancement Operations
Paulo MonteiroVice Chair for Technical Support and Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Academic Senate Representative)
Christopher ReedGlobal Engagement Coordinator, Global Engagement Office
Rick RussoDean of Extended Education and Associate Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education
Matthew SherburneDirector, International Partnerships, College of Engineering
Ashley SpinelliDirector, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Alice TsaiGlobal Engagement Specialist, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Kairi WilliamsAssistant Vice Chancellor, Research Administration and Compliance
Wen-hsin YehProfessor, Department of History (Academic Senate Representative)

2021-2022 IACG Meeting Dates

Spring 2022

  • January 20, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022

Summer 2022

  • June 16, 2022

Fall 2022

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

*The IACG typically meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 11-12. Dates are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts and campus operations. Please contact with questions.