The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) organization that promotes business, academia and research between Israel and Rhode Island recently announced the election of Jacqueline Saslawski as its newest board member, at the board meeting of July 28th, 2021
Jacqueline Saslawski, JD, MPIA, is the Director of the International Business (IB) Program and a Lecturer of Management at Bryant University. This role encompasses both teaching and administrative responsibilities, shaping the academic strategy of the IB Program. She is also the faculty advisor for the undergraduate student organization International Business Association (IBA). She is actively involved with the IB Alumni Advisory Council as well as outreach activities with K-12 students. Jacqueline has over nineteen years of experience in international higher education. Prior to her role at Bryant, Jacqueline Saslawski was the Managing Director of the International Business Center at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. In that role, she conceptualized, implemented, and oversaw the Center's portfolio of global strategies, international programming, and global initiatives. Prior to her International Business Center position, she was the Manager of International and Executive Education at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Prior to GSPIA, she worked at the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Jacqueline Saslawski has traveled with students and faculty on international programs to various countries and regions, including Singapore, Japan, China, Israel, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe. She is an active member of NAFSA and regularly presents at their annual conference. Prior to her positions at the University of Pittsburgh, she worked as a credit insurance underwriter in Germany, with an international focus on insuring export trade receivables. Jacqueline holds a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University, a Masters of Public and International Affairs and a Graduate Certificate in West European Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. She speaks German, English, Hebrew, and French. Jacqueline grew up in Cologne, Germany and has lived in the U.S. for over 25 years.
“ I am very pleased that Jacqueline Saslawski has joined the board of our organization. Jacqueline will bring with her, her vast expertise in international and academia which will help the organization to further connect Rhode Island and Israel academia and businesses. “ Avi Nevel, Founder, CEO and President.