Expanding Emory's global impact

Emory University is an intellectual beacon for students and faculty of the highest order to discover innovative solutions to universal challenges. The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives provides vision for Emory's global engagement by fostering international partnerships, welcoming international students and scholars, and supporting global study and research.

We bring the world to Emory, and we share Emory with the world.

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The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives

Emory University’s Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) is dedicated to the support, promotion, and expansion of Emory’s international engagement. Through the strategic internationalization of programs, curricula, and research, GSI supports creative global initiatives, fosters cross-unit collaboration, promotes a culturally vibrant and diverse campus, and coordinates Emory’s international resources and partnerships. GSI leads the implementation of Emory’s global strategies, which it helped develop through a multiyear effort involving broad community input. These strategies provide a vision for the future of Emory’s global engagement.

Following his appointment in 2013, Wainwright led the development of Emory’s global strategic plan and launched the office in new directions to more broadly support Emory’s strategic goals, which include developing geographic focal points, cultivating institutional partnerships and support networks in target countries, and strengthening the university’s infrastructure in support of global work. 

Philip Wainwright
Philip Wainwright

Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Initiatives

Emory University

Global Strategy and Initiatives Spotlights

Global Strategy and Initiatives Organizational Units

Global Services

Assistance with global projects

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The Halle Institute

Support for global scholarship

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International Student & Scholar Services

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Global Safety & Security

Support for Emory international travelers

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Atlanta Global Partnerships

Fosters collaboration among Emory and Atlanta organizations with international focus

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