As summer approaches, many people in the Stanford community are planning international travel. As travel to some parts of the world becomes increasingly unpredictable, travelers need to be more proactive about their own safety. While many members of the Stanford community are seasoned travelers, a country's political climate can change from one year to the next. The Office of International Affairs met with Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, for some safe travel planning tips.
When faculty members add information on their international activities to their Stanford Profiles, that information – a journal article, course or research project – will automatically appear on the Go Global website.
Stanford has created a new website – GoGlobal – to showcase the university's international research, teaching and learning on campus and abroad, as well as events and news.
Each year, Stanford faculty members invite approximately 1,500 visiting scholars from around the world who are cutting edge research leaders in their countries and experts in their field. The Office of International Affairs is currently examining ways to help Stanford faculty develop new international collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships with these high impact visitors. As part of effort to promote our visiting scholars’ top-notch collaborations with Stanford faculty, we will interview a few of them in 2015.
The world is waiting to see what Stanford faculty are doing in the world. What research is taking place that is changing peoples’ lives? Conversely, how can faculty share their innovative, entrepreneurial, award-winning research with the world? The answer lies in Stanford Profiles.
As we head into the spring and summer breaks, many in the Stanford community will be planning international travel, either for the holidays and/or for academic trips. One of the first things a traveler should do when travel plans have been confirmed is to register travel on the OIA travel registry. As travel to some parts of the world becomes increasingly risky, travelers need to be more pro-active about their own safety.
Established under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides a centralized location for international related services to faculty and students. We had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed director, Dr. Brendan Walsh, and to discuss how the Office serves the international related needs of the Stanford community.