Mission: Internationalization

Dr. Harvey Charles
Dr. Harvey Charles, UAlbany’s new dean for International Education and vice provost for Global Strategy

With identical goals and the desire to synergize efforts and resources, Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) joined the Center for Interna-tional Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS).

This collaboration has been a driving force for UAlbany’s internationalization efforts, which entails building a truly global campus in teaching, research and strategic engagements.

Leading this impressive effort is Dr. Harvey Charles, UAlbany’s new dean for International Education and vice provost for Global Strategy.

Dr. Charles comes to the University from Northern Arizona University where he served as vice provost for International Initiatives and director of the Center for International Education. He has also served in senior international education leadership roles at Georgia Institute of Technology, San Francisco State University, Wheaton College and the University of Nevada, Reno.

“One of my goals is to build a comprehensive approach to campus internationalization,” said Dr. Charles. “It is essential to give internationalization greater visibility and achieve the potential in this arena that is possible for the institution. Only a few weeks into my tenure at UAlbany, I came to learn more about GIHHR and the amazing work that its directors, Kamiar and Arash Alaei, have been doing. At the heart of the challenge is that the work being done by the Institute is interdisciplinary in nature, but also on a global scale.”