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History Professor and Asia Scholar Assumes Post

Mark Elliott has been appointed Vice Provost for International Affairs, effective September 1, 2015, after Jorge Dominguez stepped down in June to return to full-time teaching and research.

Dominguez accomplished a great deal in his nine-year tenure, including overseeing the creation of Global Support Services and the University Committee on International Projects and Sites; the expansion of fellowships for faculty and students; and the launch of satellite offices in China, Mexico, and Turkey.

Elliott, the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History and the director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, is eager to expand on the accomplishments of his predecessor.

"The opportunity to help shape our growing portfolio of international engagements is a rare chance to have a major impact on Harvard’s future as we set about inventing the university of the 21st century," said Elliott. "This will increasingly be a global enterprise, gathering minds from all corners of the Earth to places like Harvard, places expressly structured to facilitate meaningful and lasting exchange, understanding, and discovery across disciplines and cultures. As vice provost for international affairs, I look forward with excitement to working closely with colleagues across the University to achieving our common goal of unsurpassed excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching."

Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.