Staff Directory


Eve M. Duffy

Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Office location: 122 Allen Bldg
Phone: (919) 684-3272

Eve M. Duffy, Ph.D, is the Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs and oversees the strategy and operations of Duke’s Office of Global Affairs. She is an adjunct associate professor of History at Duke. She joined Duke in September of 2013 as the senior program coordinator and director of what was then called the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. She came to Duke from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where she directed the College of Arts and Sciences’ Public Humanities program.

Dr. Duffy received her B.A. from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She received her Magister from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, and her Ph.D. in history from UNC-CH. She was an assistant professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, a Remarque Fellow at New York University, and has taught at UNC. While studying at UNC she administered the TransAtlantic Masters Program, one of the first transatlantic masters in political science offered by a consortium of universities in Europe and the United States.

Together with Alida Metcalf Dr. Duffy is the author of The Return of Hans Staden: A Go-Between in the Atlantic world. Her interests in museum politics and the social and cultural history of Germany inform her current research and teaching on the Holocaust in Germany. She is presently engaged with an NEH grant that will map ghetto spaces throughout Eastern Europe.



Amanda Solliday

Director of Communications
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg
Phone: (919) 681-4024

Amanda joined the Office of Global Affairs in June 2018. She is an expert time-traveler and has lived in all four times zones in the United States. Amanda brings media and outreach experience from her previous work as a communicator at two national labs, as a public radio journalist on the U.S.-Mexico border, and as 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. As an undergraduate, Amanda studied biology and environmental studies at Illinois Wesleyan University and spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London.

Amanda happily accepts story ideas and restaurant recommendations.

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Colette E. Watt

Program Coordinator
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg
Phone: (919) 684-0682
Email: Colette received her BA in peace, war and defense from UNC-Chapel Hill before pursuing a Master’s in international studies from North Carolina State University. As an undergraduate student, Colette studied in Northern Ireland, where she met her husband Iain. Her favorite place to visit is Copenhagen, second only to Belfast. She enjoys reading about and learning about Nordic cultures.


Alexandra Gara

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant
Office location: 123 Allen Bldg
Phone: (919) 864-6319

Alex is a current sophomore 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.