3.3 Newcastle and Pittsburgh: A global place based partnership with Jane Robinson and Ariel C. Armony

In this episode we talk to Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place at Newcastle University and Ariel C. Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Learn about the importance of global partnerships and how the two institutions are sharing ideas and working together to shape a sustainable, just and inclusive future.

Find out more about the partnership and the next Newcastle Pittsburgh Collaborative Conference.

Jane Robinson is Newcastle University’s first Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place and is building on many of the lessons she learned in her previous role as Chief Executive of Gateshead Council and Chief Operating Officer at Durham University. These include how culture plays a role in defining a ‘place’ and how partnerships can tackle social and economic challenges. Before taking up her position at Durham, Jane was chief executive of Gateshead Council. She holds an MBA and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English Literature.

Ariel C. Armony leads the University of Pittsburgh’s global engagement as the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Director of the University Center for International Studies, home to the University’s top-ranked thematic and area studies centers. He also holds faculty appointments in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Department of Political Science in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Ariel works to advance the University’s global plan “Embracing the World,” which places global learning, research, partnerships, and community engagement at the center of the University’s mission. The plan takes a strategic approach to international partnerships, encourages concerted decision-making that leads to transformational action across all Pitt campuses, and guides Pitt toward real-world impact through global learning and research.