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 ten 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.

Charles Givens

Communications Specialist
Office location: Erwin Mill, C107
Email: charles.givens@duke.edu

Charles is a Raleigh native and has worked in higher education for the past 15+ years, beginning at NC State’s Media and Student Services before joining Duke’s Office of the President in 2016 and the Office of Global Affairs in 2020. He has a degree in Theatre from East Carolina University. Charles is also an Eagle Scout and has performed and coached improv comedy for roughly half his life. His hobbies include improv comedy, graphic design and watching the beautiful game (AKA the real and original football).

Charles’ coworkers describe him as creative, present and thoughtful. They also say Charles “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

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.

Julie Maxwell

Program Manager, Global Justice and Equity Fellowship
Email: julie.maxwell@duke.edu

Julie Maxwell is a Chicago native who currently holds the position of Program Manager for the Global Justice and Equity Fellowship at Duke. She has been a part of the Duke community since 2015, when she began working as a Program Coordinator at the Duke Islamic Studies Center. Julie’s educational background includes a Masters of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and she has extensive expertise in Interfaith Relations, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, and Non-Profit management. Julie is currently a resident of the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, where she lives with her family. During her free time, she enjoys various outdoor activities, cooking and baking, reading, photography, and volunteer work, and has aspirations to create her own clothing but is still learning the basics.

Julie’s colleagues describe her as thoughtful, collaborative, supportive and innovative.

Katherine Black

International Programs Manager
Email: katherine.black@duke.edu

Katherine comes to OGA with over 11 years experience working in the social innovation space supporting startups, nonprofits, organizations, and programs in scaling impact. Outside of that space, her career has included a variety of experiences including marketing and events with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, photography and design with Niemann Capital, LLC, and ski instructing at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. She began at Duke in the Major Gifts Office, served as the Program Manager for the Enterprising Leadership Initiative (a branch of the Hart Leadership Program) at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and then worked at Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship on the social innovation team for 10 years.

Katherine is a native of Durham. She graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a BA in Strategic Communications and minors in both Political Science and Art. Katherine was a Periclean Scholar and part of the Isabella Cannon Leadership Program. She received her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2018.

Rohini Thakkar

Program Coordinator
Email: rohini.thakkar@duke.edu

Rohini is a program coordinator at OGA where she organizes various programs for its initiatives like Duke India Initiative and Africa Initiative. She considers herself incredibly lucky to contribute to Duke University’s endeavors in internationalization.

Rohini holds a master’s degree in English literature from Pune University, India. She was awarded the prestigious Japanese government scholarship for her studies in Japanese language. She also completed an MS in international studies from NC State. With over a decade of expertise in international education, she brings a diverse background from corporate giants like HP and Oracle.

Rohini resides in Cary with her devoted husband and their charmingly adorable son. During her free time, she immerses herself in her true passion—dance – spreading the contagious joy of dance.