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Baruch College Dean Jeffrey Peck Selected As Member of The German Center for Research Innovation Advisory Council

NEW YORK, NY- November 14, 2012 Dr. Jeffrey Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, has been selected as a member of the Advisory Council (Beirat) of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) effective March 2013.

Dean Peck is Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies. Peck’s current research focuses on the globalization of higher education, particularly the role of collaborative research and pedagogy. An educator with wide-ranging academic and administrative experience, Peck’s work has also addressed the complex and ambiguous relationship between German and Jewish cultures. He has taught at several universities in both the United States and Canada and has held the Walter Benjamin Chair in German-Jewish Culture and History at Humboldt University in Berlin, where he was also the director of the Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies.

As a GCRI council member, Dean Peck will help ensure that the GCRI is well-connected to key stakeholders in the United States and Germany, and will provide guidance in programming, strategizing and periodically reviewing GCRI’s overall effectiveness.

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) New York was opened on February 19, 2010, by the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, and the German Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Klaus Scharioth. It was established as one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government's Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research. GCRI’s mission is to strengthen transatlantic collaboration in science and technology to help solve the global challenges of the 21st century. To learn more about the GCRI, visit


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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