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Brendan M Walsh

Director, Office of International Affairs

As the Director, 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 research. In response to the impact globalization is having on higher education, Brendan works with schools and departments to develop creative ways to promote interdisciplinary research that addresses global issues. Brendan currently leads Stanford International Response Team.

Brendan has been engaged in international education since 1997, and has a Ph.D. in International Development Education.

Contact Brendan for:
- International emergency response and planning
- New research centers and projects outside of the United States

Natalie Lu-Ann Chang


Natalie supports the Office's coordinating role in international incident response, and works with units across the university to ensure that faculty and students are well-prepared for international activities through pre-departure training and learning opportunities. She also helps international visitors connect with Stanford's faculty and scholars to advance international research and academic collaborations. Natalie is passionate about information design and international affairs, and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and Africa, most recently in South Sudan. She is a Certified ScrumMaster.

Contact Natalie for:
- University travel registry
- International travel preparation
- International response planning
- International Exploration Funds


The Office of International Affairs is located on the Main Quad at 450 Jane Stanford Way, Wallenberg Hall, Building 160, suite 239. For a map view of our office location, refer to this page. You can also reach us by phone at (650) 497-1638.