Global Centers Faculty Advisory Committee

In December of 2015, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter and Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs Joanna Regulska appointed a Working Group on Global Centers, which selected the following strategic locations where centers could be established and appointed five Faculty Advisory Committees: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Each Faculty Advisory Committees produced a report to:

  • identify goals for a Center with specific relevance to the region;
  • define a possible set of functions and programs that such a Global Center can offer;
  • suggest possible locations and provide the rationale justifying the proposed selection;
  • summarize expected outcomes and benefits that UC Davis, partners, and the country/region will derive from such a presence;
  • outline staffing and resources necessary to launch the proposed Global Center; and
  • identify potential challenges and obstacles that might be encountered in the region that may impede the center’s success.

Asia and the Pacific

  • Committee Chair: Xiaoling Shu, College of Letters and Sciences 
  • Afra Afsharipour, School of Law 
  • Rob Atwill, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Katharine Burnett, College of Letters and Science 
  • Xiaomei Chen, College of Letters and Science 
  • Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, College of Letters and Science 
  • Beth Greenwood, School of Law
  • Jim Hill, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Ladson Hinton, School of Medicine 
  • Sashi Kunnath, College of Engineering 
  • William Lacy, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Bo Liu, College of Biological Sciences
  • Ethan Scheiner, College of Letters and Science 
  • Sharon Shoemaker, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Joseph Sorensen, College of Letters and Science 
  • Daniel Sperling, College of Engineering 
  • Smriti Srinivas, College of Letters and Science 
  • Cary Trexler, School of Education 
  • Archana Venkatesan, College of Letters and Science 
  • Yunshi Wang, College of Engineering 
  • Susan Williams, College of Biological Sciences 
  • Felix Wu, College of Engineering 
  • Yinghui (Catherine) Yang, Graduate School of Management 
  • Glenn Young, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Li Zhang, College of Letters and Science
  • Minghua Zhang, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Ruihong Zhang, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Europe

  • Committee Chair: Jan Hopmans, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Ashwin Aravindakshan, Graduate School of Management 
  • Lars Berglund, School of Medicine 
  • Jean-Pierre (JP) Delplanque, College of Engineering 
  • Paul Dodd, Office of Research 
  • Floyd Feeney, School of Law 
  • David Furlow, College of Biological Sciences 
  • Jean-Xavier Guinard, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Charles Lesher, College of Letters and Science 
  • Barbara Linke, College of Engineering 
  • Jeff Loux, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Paul McNeil, UC Davis Extension 
  • Jeannette Money, College of Letters and Science 
  • Bruno Nachtergaele, College of Letters and Science 
  • Andrés Resendez, College of Letters and Science
  • Olivier Rubel, Graduate School of Management 
  • Paulina Zielinska, School of Veterinary Medicine

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Committee Chair: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, School of Medicine
  • Alan Bennett,College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Stephen Boucher, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Charles “Chuck” Walker, College of Letters and Science 
  • Liza Grandia, College of Letters and Science 
  • Efrain Talamantes, School of Medicine 
  • Fatima Malik, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
  • Irwin Ronaldo Donis-Gonzalez, College of Engineering 
  • Jacob Hosier, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education 
  • Jonna Mazet, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Lisa Tell, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Leopoldo M. Bernucci, College of Letters and Science 
  • Lovell “Tu” Jarvis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Marc Schenker, School of Medicine 
  • Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, College of Letters and Science 
  • Marita Cantwell, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Mark Bell, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Rodrigo A. Gallardo, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Richard Plant, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Martha Soledad Vela Acosta, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 
  • Esteban Soto Martinez, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Walter S. Leal, College of Biological Sciences

Middle East and North Africa

  • Committee Chair: Fadi Fathallah, College of Engineering 
  • Mohamed Ali, School of Medicine 
  • Sharif Aly, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Omnia El Shakry, College of Letters and Science 
  • Amy Myers Jaffe, Graduate School of Management 
  • Suad Joseph, College of Letters and Science 
  • Zeev Maoz, College of Letters and Science 
  • Susan Miller, College of Letters and Science 
  • Jocelyn Sharlet, College of Letters and Science 
  • Baki Tezcan, College of Letters and Science 
  • Jean VanderGheynst, College of Engineering 
  • Keith Watenpaugh, College of Letters and Science
  • Heghnar Watenpaugh, College of Letters and Science

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Committee Chair: Patricia Conrad, School of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Moradewun Adejunmobi, College of Letters and Science 
  • Karen Beardsley, Global Affairs 
  • Kathryn Dewey, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, College of Biological Sciences 
  • Paul Gepts, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Douglas Gross, School of Medicine 
  • Julie Herlihy, School of Medicine 
  • Rachel Jean-Baptiste, College of Letters and Science 
  • Ermias Kebreab, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Gail Kennedy, School of Medicine 
  • Kurt Kornbluth, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Travis Lybbert, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Amina Mama, College of Letters and Science 
  • Elizabeth Mitcham, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, College of Letters and Science 
  • Reina Engle-Stone, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Raymond Rodriguez, College of Biological Sciences 
  • Kate Scow, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 
  • Neelima Sinha, College of Biological Sciences 
  • Woutrina Smith, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Michael Wilkes, School of Medicine

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