Council for International Exchange of Scholars Advisory Board

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the scholar division of the Institute of International Education, is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. For more than sixty years, CIES has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program, the United States flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).


Harris Pastides (Chairman since 2014; member since 2012)
President, University of South Carolina


Bob Berdahl (member since 2014)
Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
President Emeritus, Association of American Universities 

Victor J. Boschini, Jr. (member since 2012)
Chancellor, Texas Christian University

Rafael Bras (member since 2019)
K. Harrison Brown Family Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hannah Buxbaum (member since 2019)
Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University
John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics and Professor of Law

Robin Helms (member since 2017)
Director, American Council on Education, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement

Linn Hobbs (Member since 2013)
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ronald Kassimir, SSRC Representative (Member since 2012)
Executive Program Director, Social Science Research Council

Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela (Member since 2019)
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, University of Illinois

Fernando Reimers (member since 2019)
Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education
Faculty Director, International Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Vaughan Turekian (member since 2018)
Executive Director of the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), National Academy of Sciences