What We Do

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) supports Stanford's international research, programs, and activities, and facilitates new collaborations throughout the world.  The OIA provides coordination and communications services, administers a faculty seed-grant program for new global collaborations, and supports the development of new overseas programs and facilities.

Our Team

Brendan M. Walsh, Director

As Director, Brendan develops University-wide policies and initiatives that support international research and collaboration. He works regularly with the deans, faculty, and research staff to address legal and regulatory requirements that may have an impact on international research. Brendan coordinates the University's international contingency planning process and serves on several University-wide committees that develop the infrastructure to support Stanford's international activities.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Brendan spent five years in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. During that time, he was the Senior Program Officer for both the Branch for the Study of the United States and the Fulbright Programs Branch for the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier in his career, Brendan was a Senior Researcher in international education at New York University, where he specialized in the role of history education in national identity formation, and global history curriculum development. Brendan began his career as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow to Austria and earned his Ph.D. from New York University.

walshbm@stanford.edu / 650-725-0076

 

Pauline Larmaraud, Assistant Director

As the Assistant Director, Pauline supports the Director of the Office of International Affairs in administering the services and managing the processes that support international research and education at Stanford University. Pauline's primary responsibility is to manage the university’s international visitor services which we provide to short-term international visitors who wish to come to Stanford University, mostly to exchange best practices with their counterparts. Typically, visitors are staff members or faculty members from universities around the world, government officials and foreign dignitaries. Pauline joined Stanford University in 2005 and ran the Office for International Visitors at the Bechtel International Center until the Office of International Affairs was created in 2011.  

Pauline holds a Licence en Sciences Politiques from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lyon, France (three-year professional degree program in political science, law, economics and international relations) and a Maîtrise de Langues Etrangères Appliquées from Université Lumière Lyon II (four-year degree program in foreign languages for translation and interpretation applications). She spent a year as an Erasmus student in Bielefeld, Germany and very much enjoys traveling around the world and meeting people who bring new perspectives on things. She moved from France to California in 2002 and has made it her home.

plarm@stanford.edu / 650-723-1984

 

Amy Lee, Program Assistant

Amy began working for the Office of International Affairs in 2011. As Program Assistant, she coordinates the university's international visitor services which we provide to short-term international visitors who wish to come to Stanford University, mostly to exchange best practices with their counterparts. She also supports the Director and Assistant Director at the Office of International Affairs in managing policies and initiatives that support international research and collaboration at the university. 

Amy earned a BA in Literature from Seoul National University in Korea and a MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. She came to Stanford to continue her study in 2006 and made it her home ever since.

amy.yj.lee@stanford.edu / 650-723-3016

 

Pui Shiau, Program Assistant

Pui joined the Office of International Affairs in 2011.  As Program Assistant, Pui coordinates the university's international visitor services which we provide to short-term international visitors who wish to come to Stanford University, mostly to exchange best practices with their counterparts. Typically, visitors are staff or faculty members, government officials and dignitaries from around the world. She is also responsible for maintaining the OIA website and managing logistics for all OIA events. 

Pui earned a BA in Psychology from Barnard College and a MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Chicago.  A native New Yorker, she lived in Hong Kong and Japan for 15 years before repatriating back to the U.S. in 2008.

pwshiau@stanford.edu / 650-723-3174

 

Contact Us

Office of International Affairs

Wallenberg Hall, suite 239, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160, Stanford, CA 94305

Tel. 650-723-3016 or 650-723-3174

Fax. 650-723-3125