Carrie Manning Appointed Associate Provost for International Initiatives Effective Oct. 1
Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard announced on Sept. 27, 2023, the appointment of Carrie Manning as Associate Provost for International Initiatives, effective Oct. 1.
She was appointed to the role in an interim capacity last March and has provided strong, continued leadership of the university’s Office of International Initiatives (OII).
OII is a critical element in Georgia State’s efforts to foster global education, research, scholarship and enterprise among its students, faculty, staff and the greater Atlanta community.
In this role, Dr. Manning has provided oversight over several divisions within the unit, including International Partnerships and Agreements, Special Programs, Study Abroad, Communications, and the Virtual Exchange Initiative.
She was first appointed as a political science faculty member at Georgia State in 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2009. Prior to her interim leadership role, she served as chair of the Department of Political Science from 2011 to 2017 and as Senior Faculty Associate for Faculty Advancement in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2019 through 2020.
Her international scholarship is extensive. She is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and contributions to edited volumes. Her work on comparative democratization and post-conflict politics has been published in such journals as Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Democratization, among others.
Some of her most recent works include Taxing Democracy: Taxes and the Limited Social Contract in America (Bristol University Press, 2023) and Parties, Politics, Peace: Electoral Inclusion and Peacebuilding (Routledge, 2023) coauthored with Ian Smith and Ozlem Tuncel. Her previous works have also examined post-conflict politics in Bosnia, El Salvador and Mozambique.
She is an alum of the Fulbright U.S. Faculty Scholar program, with a fellowship to the University of Ottawa in 2017-18. She has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Strasbourg, France and has provided expert assessment about political conflict and settlement in Mozambique.
She lived in southern Africa from 1994 to 1998 and served as Country Director for the National Democratic Institute in Angola in 1997-98. She has conducted seminars in civil-military relations in more than a dozen African countries.
Dr. Manning earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Dr. Parsons-Pollard wrote to campus on Sept. 27:
“Georgia State’s strategic plan, Blueprint To 2033, makes international education, research, scholarship, creativity and service integral to the university’s future.
Our vision sets Georgia State’s place and identity as an international university in the global economic and cultural hub of the Southeastern United States. International education opportunities for all students are an important element of our vision for the next phase of student success, and we seek to prepare students for their careers in an interconnected, global economy and society.
With these ambitions in sight, Dr. Manning will continue to be a critical part of our leadership team. I am confident that with her at the helm, we will go even further with the internationalization of the university.”