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
Alice TsaiGlobal Engagement Specialist, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Ashley SpinelliDirector, Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Brian WarshawskyDirector, Research Ethics and Compliance
Cecilia FuraSenior Manager, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)
Charlotte CowdenAssociate Director, Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives, University Development and Alumni Relations
Christopher ReedGlobal Engagement Coordinator, Global Engagement Office
Colette PlumAssistant Dean, UC Berkeley Study Abroad
Gina DalyDirector of Federal Relations, Government and Community Relations
Ivor EmmanuelDirector, Berkeley International Office (BIO)
James FordChief of Staff, Vice Provost for Academic Planning
Jeanne HuangLiExecutive Director, International & Strategic Initiatives, Haas School of Business
Jennie AkuneChief Recruitment Officer, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, Lifelong Learning & University Extension (SSALLEX)
Jeroen DewulfProfessor German & Dutch Studies; Faculty Academic Director of Study Abroad; Director of the Institute of European Studies (Academic Senate Representative)
Jordan JacobsPolicy and Strategy Advisor, Vice Chancellor for Research
Julie ConnorAssociate Campus Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
Kairi WilliamsAssistant Vice Chancellor, Research Administration and Compliance
Karl van BibberProfessor of Nuclear Engineering and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering
Laila DeBerryCampus Risk Manager, Risk Services
Lynne HollyerAssociate Director, Industry Alliances Office (IAO)
Matthew SherburneDirector, International Partnerships, College of Engineering
Mio Katayama OwensAssistant Dean, International and Executive Programs, College of Natural Resources
Nicolas GoldSenior Contracts Administrator- New Academic Ventures
Noam PinesAssociate Director, Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)
Quan LucAssociate Director, Business Contracts & Brand Protection (BCBP)
Rick RussoDean, Extended Education & Associate Vice Chancellor – Undergraduate Education
Thad DunningProfessor, Political Science (Academic Senate Representative)
Wen-hsin YehProfessor, Department of History (Academic Senate Representative)

IACG Meeting Dates

Spring 2023

  • January 19, 2023
  • February 23, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 18, 2023

Summer 2023

  • June 15, 2023
  • July 20, 2023

Fall 2023

  • August 17, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • December 21, 2023

*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.