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Research Development Series: Identifying International Research Partners

Increasing research collaborations with international researchers and industry is key to enhancing the researcher’s portfolio, reputation, and impact. At this event, researchers will learn about opportunities to advance research and scholarship through partnerships with international collaborators and sponsors.

Panelists will share experiences and advice for identifying, making connections, and developing relationships with international research partners. They will also describe existing programs and resources to support researchers in their endeavors. Panel discussion will be followed with Q&A.

Over the past academic year, the series was held in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year series events will be held in a hybrid format with both in-person and zoom options available, which is subject to change depending the status of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Research Development Series: Identifying International Research Partners

Sept. 22, 2021 | 10:30 a.m - 12 p.m.
Fralin Hall Auditorium


Dan Sui  portrait.

Dan Sui

Vice President
Research and Innovation
Virginia Tech

Guru Ghosh portrait.

Guru Ghosh

Vice President
Outreach and International Affairs
Virginia Tech


Yannis Stivachtis portrait.

Yannis Stivachtis

Professor of political science,
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
The Jean Monnet Chair
Director of International Studies,
School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech

John Talerico portrait.

John Talerico

Director and Facility Security Officer
Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance
Virginia Tech

Kathy Alexander portrait.

Kathy Alexander

The William E. Lavery Professor
College of Natural Resources and Environment

About this series 

In January 2021, the Office of Research and Innovation launched its Research Development Series to help faculty in their journey to increase the scope and impact of their research, creativity, and innovation portfolio. With events focused on different facets of sponsored research, from sponsor-specific perspectives to how to work with partners, this webinar series is intended to answer researchers' biggest questions and enlighten scholars at every step in their career.