International Coordinating Committee

The goal of our committee is to strengthen the support provided by MIT’s administrative offices and functions for the Institute’s international activities. To maximize the impact of our efforts, we work closely with the co-chairs of the faculty-led International Advisory Committee (IAC). The ICC is sponsored by Vice President Claude Canizares and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz.

The primary roles and responsibilities of our committee include:

1. Negotiations coordination

  • track all international engagements and activity
  • coordinate negotiation strategy
  • draw input from administrative areas in the negotiation of deals
  • review and codify lessons learned from past negotiations

2. Policy and procedures

  • address policy, processes, and guidelines for international work
  • convert one-off issues and questions to standardized info and guidance that is helpful to the community
  • track and coordinate needed tasks

3. Working with leadership

  • ensure IAC and senior officers are informed of international activities
  • seek guidance or decisions on negotiations and policies from leadership
  • support country-specific initiatives and working groups

Members

Negotiation Team
Michelle D. Christy, Office of Sponsored Programs
Deliana Ernst, Office of the Vice President for Finance
Rainer Frost, Office of Sponsored Programs
Suzanne Glassburn, Office of the General Counsel
Magdalene Lee, Office of Major Agreements
Robin Lemp, Office of Major Agreements
Michael Leskiw, Office of Sponsored Programs
Richelle Nessralla, Office of the General Counsel
Craig Newfield, Office of Sponsored Programs
Elizabeth Ogar, Gift Admin and Recording Secretary
Shawna Vogel, Office of the Sponsored Program
Cecelia Wardle, Office of Major Agreements
Bernd Widdig, Director for International Activities

Policy and Procedures Coordinating Group Members
John Desforge, SMART
Deborah Fisher, Office of Risk Management
Ken Goldsmith, Architecture and Planning
Jonathan Griffith, MIT-SUTD Collaboration
Ronald Hasseltine, Office of the Provost
Malgorzata Hedderick, Global Education
April Julich Perez, MISTI
Mary Mahoney, Center for Transp. and Logistics
Michael Moody, Audit
Marianna Pierce, Human Resources
David Sears, J-PAL
Brian Tavares, School of Engineering
Long Tran, Office of the VP for Finance
Patricia Vargas, Tech. and Development Program
Bernd Widdig, Office of the Provost
Drew Wheadon, Office of VP for Finance
Christina Williams, Sloan School of Management

Policy and Procedures Coordinating Group Ex Officio Members
Robin Lemp, Office of Major Agreements
Michelle Christy, Office of Sponsored Programs
Magdalene Lee, Office of Major Agreements
Shawna Vogel, Office of Sponsored Programs
Cecelia Wardle, Office of Major Agreements

Helpful links

Read more about the International Coordinating Committee (ICC).
Read more about the International Advisory Committee (IAC).
Find out about the international activities of the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Contact

internationalhelp@mit.edu