Staff Directory


Eve M. Duffy

Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Office location: 122 Allen Bldg

Eve Duffy is a higher education administrator with over 20 years of experience in international education. She has been the Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs at Duke for the past five years. In her role, she oversees the international and area studies units at Duke, manages a diverse portfolio of international partnerships and provides support for faculty with international research and teaching projects. Prior to her appointment at Duke, Duffy served as Director of the Humanities Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at Trinity University, New York University and UNC-CH, and she was a fellow at the Remarque Institute at NYU. She was the first associate director of the TransAtlantic Masters Program at UNC.

Duffy earned her B.A. from Midwestern State University, a magister from Ludwig-Maximilian University and her Ph.D from UNC-CH. Her academic training and expertise focus on the social and cultural history of Germany, with a special interest on teaching and research related to the Holocaust. She is the co-author, along with Alida Metcalf, of “The Return of Hans Staden,” and she is the translator of numerous books and articles from German to English.

Eve’s team says she is a power-suited icon and the smartest person in any room. They also describe her as strong, caring, understanding and supportive.



Amanda Solliday

Director of Communications
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg

Amanda brings media and outreach experience from her previous work as a communicator at two national labs, a public radio journalist at the U.S.-Mexico border and a scientist in the federal government. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in crop and soil sciences from Cornell University, where she specialized in international agriculture and rural development. In 2019, she received a professional certificate in editing from the University of California-Berkeley.

Amanda’s coworkers call her a Renaissance woman, a gifted visual storyteller and a ray of sunshine. They also say she is fair, committed to inclusivity, open and honest, with an infectious laugh. 







Chuck Givens

Staff Assistant
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg

Chuck is a Raleigh native and has worked in higher education for the past 10 years, beginning at NC State’s Media and Student Services before joining Duke’s Office of the President in 2017 and the Office of Global Affairs in 2020. He has a degree in Theatre from East Carolina University. Chuck is also an Eagle Scout and has done improv comedy for roughly half his life. His hobbies include graphic design and supporting his local soccer teams, North Carolina Football Club and the NC Courage.

Chuck’s coworkers describe him as creative, present and thoughtful. They also say Chuck “brings it, every day” and is a little tall for a stormtrooper.







Alexandra Gara

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg

Alex is a junior at Duke, pursuing a major in political science. Born to an American mother and Hungarian father, she grew up Budapest and regularly traveled the world, including visits to her mom’s home state of Alabama. In line with her international upbringing, Alex aspires to a career in diplomacy with the aim of impacting healthcare policy on a global scale.

Alex’s coworkers say she is destined to be Secretary of State, and that she's strong, confident and unstoppable (in the best way possible).