Advisory Committees

An advisory committee advises Dean Chen on strategic objectives and planning, programming activities and initiatives, and general deployment of resources that help strengthen the center’s central role in achieving Trinity’s urban-global mission of linking the campus, the city of Hartford, and the world.

The committee consists of Trinity faculty and staff, as well as community leaders from the Greater Hartford area, who represent the broad disciplinary spectrum and diverse interests in both Hartford and the global arena. The committee also includes two distinguished honorary members from outside of Trinity.

  • Lin Cheng, Associate Professor of Engineering
  • Reo Matsuzaki, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Miguel Ramirez, Ward S. Curran Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • Martha Risser, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Jennifer Summer-Hayes, Director, Office of Study Away
  • Ted Carroll, President, Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Calixto Torres, Councilman, the City of Hartford
  • Hyacinth Yennie, Chairperson, Maple Avenue Neighborhood Revitalization Zone

Honorary Members

  • Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, The Travelers Companies and Trinity Board of Trustee, P '10
  • Saskia Sassen, Lynd Professor of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University