The International Affairs Committee is a body representing every academic, administrative and vice presidential unit of the university. Working in five subcommittees, the International Affairs committee addresses the strategic goals from the Vice Provosts' and President's Council on Strategic Internationalization. Each of the 34 committee members has been nominated by a dean or head of unit.
The mission of the International Affairs Committee is to provide liaison between colleges and vice-presidential areas and institution-wide internationalization efforts; advocate in units regarding international issues and projects and bring unit-specific concerns to the general attention of the committee; and work in sub-committees to plan, elaborate and implement specific strategies for internationalizing the teaching, research and engagement mission of The Ohio State University. The International Affairs committee is chaired by William Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, and convened by Esther Gottlieb, International Education Liaison with the Office of International Affairs.
Each subcommittee addresses one goal of the Vice Provosts' and President's Council on Strategic Internationalization: