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Brendan M. Walsh, Ph.D

International Affairs | Office of the Provost


Brendan is focused on international issues of long-term, strategic importance to the University. His goal is to help the university develop strategy and services that make it easier for faculty and students to carry out dynamic international activities.

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Vinita Bali, J.D., LL.M

Senior Director of Risk Strategies | Office of the Chief Risk Officer
International Counsel | Office of the General Counsel


Within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer, Vinita facilitates a holistic approach to risk identification, preparedness, and response. She provides strategic direction to Global Risk Management, with a focus on issues of health, safety and security, to ensure that Stanford’s important work overseas gets accomplished with minimal disruption. As International Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, Vinita provides guidance in matters of international business and immigration law.

Hilary Douglas

Senior Specialist, Global Community Engagement
Global Risk |


Hilary brings knowledge of global risk to the Stanford community through outreach and educational initiatives. She is excited to provide support in regards to preparation, risk assessment, mitigation, and response for undergraduate students.

Sarah Daniel

Senior Specialist, Global Programs
Global Risk |


Sarah brings prior experience in international risk, study abroad, and student affairs. In her current role, Sarah leads global travel risk monitoring and assessment and provides health and safety guidance and resources, with a particular emphasis on travelers from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the Bing Overseas Studies Program.

Program Manager, Global Risk

Global Risk |


The Global Risk program is a resource to faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff for higher-risk travel. This role liaises with schools and departments to facilitate risk assessment and mitigation. This function manages relationships within Stanford and with our third-party providers, ensures the safety and security of our overseas travelers.