Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an Op-Ed contributor to the New York Times.
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As Associate Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Amy Gadsden works with Penn’s schools and centers to develop and implement strategies to increase Penn’s global engagement both on campus and overseas. In 2016, Dr. Gadsden was named executive director of Penn China Initiatives to coordinate and develop University strategy and activity in China. In this role she works closely with the Penn Wharton China Center. Dr. Gadsden oversees the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund, and the Global Engagement Fund.
Scott Moore is a political scientist whose interests center on environmental sustainability, technology, and international relations. His first book, Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins (Oxford University Press, 2018), examines how climate change and other pressures affect the likelihood of conflict over water within countries. At Penn, Scott is Director of the Penn Global China Program.
Alison (Ali) Noji Clauser is the Associate Director in the Office of Global Initiatives. She is responsible for Penn Global's communication initiatives, development and stewardship reporting, and funding programs such as the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund and Global Engagement Fund, among other activities.
Jaclyn (Jackie) Billek is the Staff Assistant for the Penn Global Initiatives team. She holds a B.A. with honors from West Chester University. Her work includes administrative support for the Executive Director for Global Initiatives and the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, department correspondence, and support for internal and external department events.
As a Global Initiatives Fellow, Christopher (Chris) Klaniecki supports a full range of Global Initiatives Team activities, including the China Research and Engagement Fund and other China initiatives, Penn Global funding programs, and visits by foreign delegations and partners.