Eve M. Duffy

Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Office location: 122 Allen Building
Email: eve.duffy@duke.edu

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.

Chuck Givens

Communications Specialist
Office location: 123 Allen Building
Email: charles.givens@duke.edu

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 performed and coached improv comedy for roughly half his life. His hobbies include graphic design and watching the beautiful game (AKA the real and original football).

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.

Patrick Duddy

Senior Advisor for Global Affairs
Email: patrick.duddy@duke.edu

Ambassador Patrick Duddy is Senior Advisor on Global Affairs as well as director of Duke University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  He has taught in both the Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy. Before joining the Duke faculty, Ambassador Duddy served as a U.S. diplomat for nearly thirty years.  At his retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service he was one of the Department of State’s most senior Latin American specialists with exceptionally broad experience in trade, energy, public affairs and crisis management. From 2007 to 2010 he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for both President Bush and President Obama.

Schuyler Knowles, J.D.

Operations Coordinator, Global Administrative and Travel Support
Email: schuyler.knowles@duke.edu
(919) 681-7294

Schuyler Knowles is operations coordinator for Global Administrative and Travel Support. He administers Duke’s Travel Registry and supports the Provost’s Global Travel Advisory Committee, and he works closely with Duke individuals and groups from across the university and health system to support international travelers.

Schuyler came to Duke in 2016 from Bellingham, WA, where he worked with an immigration law firm specialized in investor and skilled worker immigration programs in the U.S. and Canada.  He earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University and J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, and therefore has mixed feelings about the ongoing success of Duke’s men’s basketball program.  After completing his undergraduate degree, Schuyler studied and worked overseas in Japan, Korea, Syria, and Canada before settling in Washington State to begin his career in immigration consulting and study law.

Christy Parrish

Sr. Manager and Global Travel Policy Administrator
Email: christy.parrish@duke.edu
(919) 684-2910

Christy Parrish has spent more than 20 years focused on supporting global research and travel.  Christy has played a key role in tracking and assisting individuals and programs with their international travel needs, ensuring they are well-prepared, aware of what to do in the event of an emergency, and are adhering to the laws of their host nations.

Christy began her career at Duke with the Fuqua School of Business, moving to the Provost’s office in 2004, taking on Budget/Finance and HR management. In 2013, Christy assumed the role to lead a new office under the Vice President of Administration, providing outbound visa, passport and immigration services to Duke University and Duke Health constituents and their accompanying dependents. Christy and her colleague Schuyler Knowles are excited about moving back to their roots within the Provost office as part of the Global Affairs team.

Danette Clark

Administrative Assistant
Email: danette.clark@duke.edu

Danette provides administrative support for Institutional Research as well as the Office of Global Affairs. Prior to joining the office in 2007, she spent ten years in the Duke University Medical Center working for a number of diverse departments in progressively responsible roles. Danette earned a BA in graphic design with a minor in communications from Kennesaw State College and has added many professional development courses and certifications to her credentials over the years, including Notary Public.