Aly Kassam−Remtulla is Associate Provost for International Affairs and Operations, reporting to the Provost. As the University's senior international affairs officer, he leads the development and administration of partnerships, policies, and programs that advance the international scope of Princeton's teaching, research, and service mission and enhance the University's global connections. As part of his portfolio, he manages the Mpala Research Centre, Princeton China Center, Davis International Center, and the Global Safety and Security unit. As a leader with a profound commitment to the liberal arts, Aly has deep experience in strategic planning, faculty engagement, fiscal stewardship, personnel and operations management, and fundraising.
Previously, Aly held appointments at Princeton in the offices of the executive vice president, vice president for campus life, dean of the Graduate School, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, and vice provost for academic and budget planning. Beyond his administrative responsibilities, Aly is a faculty advisor for first-year and sophomore students in First College, a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology where he teaches an undergraduate seminar, and a mentor for doctoral students.
Prior to coming to Princeton in 2010, Aly was a program officer at the MacArthur Foundation where he managed the creation of two new portfolios and awarded more than $60 million in grants. He chairs the board of trustees of the Mpala Research Centre and serves on the boards of Princeton in Beijing and Princeton in Africa. Aly was born in Kenya, raised in Canada, and attended the United World College-USA and Stanford University where he graduated with honors and with distinction. He received an MSc, MBA, and PhD from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.