The Richmond World Affairs Council Announces New Board Member Dr. Jeffrey Legro
Since July 2017, Dr. Legro is the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Richmond. There, he is responsible for the academic mission of the University and oversees the five schools. The University of Richmond's extensive international efforts include being the #2 rated school in study abroad and a student body that has 10% international students. Previously, he was the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia. An expert on international affairs, Dr. Legro is the author of numerous books and articles. He also served as a consultant to governments and foundations, researched and taught in China, Great Britain, Germany, and Russia, and in 2011 was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in New Delhi.
Dr. Legro will play an active role in the governance of the organization, helping the World Affairs Council to fulfill its mission of offering diverse audiences of Central Virginia a forum to engage in dialogue pertaining to international relations with policy makers, academics, and thought-leaders, in order to deepen understanding, find solutions, and advance international cooperation.
The Management and Governance bodies of the Richmond World Affairs Council look forward to working closely with Dr. Legro to ignite critical thought and spark debates on global issues.
About the Richmond World Affairs Council:
The RWAC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enlightening and engaging the public in international affairs. In a world where pressing issues require unprecedented levels of cooperation and accountability, it is the Council's mission to offer Central Virginians a forum to engage in dialogue with policy-makers and thought-leaders in order to deepen understanding. Each month the Council hosts a variety of Programs with influential speakers who impact global affairs. These programs are open to the public. The World Affairs Council also cooperates with colleges and high-schools to enhance students' opportunities for learning about international affairs.
To learn more about the RWAC and its upcoming events, visit: http://www.richmondworldaffairs.org.
Miriam Hamilton, Program Associate
Richmond World Affairs Council