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
Jennie AkuneChief Recruitment Officer, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, Lifelong Learning & University Extension (SSALLEX)
Lisa Alvarez-CohenIACG Chair, Vice Provost of Academic Planning & Senior International Officer
Charlotte CowdenAssociate Director, Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives, University Development and Alumni Relations
Gina DalyDirector of Federal Relations, Government and Community Relations
Laila DeBerryCampus Risk Manager, Risk Services (Leona Chen, Enterprise Risk Analyst, Berkeley Risk Services is serving as Interim until further notice))
Jeroen Dewulf*Professor German & Dutch Studies; Faculty Academic Director of Study Abroad; Director of the Institute of European Studies; Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies
Tiff DressenStrategic Initiatives Manager, Vice Chancellor for Research Office
Ivor EmmanuelDirector, Berkeley International Office
James FordAssistant Vice Provost & Chief of Staff, Vice Provost for Academic Planning Office
Cecilia FuraSenior Manager, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)
Eric GiegerichDirector, Industry Alliances Office
Nicolas GoldSenior Contracts Administrator- New Academic Ventures
Liv HassetAssociate Campus Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
Jeanne HuangLiExecutive Director, International & Strategic Initiatives, Haas School of Business
Mio Katayama OwensAssistant Dean, International and Executive Programs, College of Natural Resources
Ying-Sing (Cynthia) LaiGlobal Engagement Officer, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Quan LucAssociate Director, Business Contracts & Brand Protection (BCBP)
Noam PinesAssociate Director, Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)
Colette PlumAssistant Dean, UC Berkeley Study Abroad
Christopher ReedGlobal Engagement Coordinator, Global Engagement Office
Rick RussoDean, Extended Education & Associate Vice Chancellor – Undergraduate Education
Matthew SherburneDirector, International Partnerships, College of Engineering
Ashley SpinelliDirector, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Karl van Bibber*Professor of Nuclear Engineering (ex-officio, on sabbatical for 2023-24)
Brian WarshawskyDirector, Research Ethics and Compliance
Kairi WilliamsAssistant Vice Chancellor, Research Administration and Compliance
Wen-hsin Yeh*Professor, Department of History

*Faculty academic senate appointee

IACG Meeting Dates

The IACG typically meets on the third Thursday of each month, year around, from 11am-12pm, with the exception of July and December.

Dates are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts, holidays, and campus operations. Please contact with questions.