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TU Global Team & Committees


Laila Hlass

Laila Hlass
Associate Provost for International Affairs


Wade Wootan

Wade Wootan
Director of Global Operations


Ana Villar

Ana Villar
Sr. Program Manager for International Travel & Engagement


Frank Calabrese

Frank Calabrese
Director, Office of International Students & Scholars



International Affairs Advisory Committee

The International Affairs Advisory Committee is chaired by the Associate Provost for International Affairs and makes recommendations regarding the universities’ priorities, policies and practices for global engagement.

Tulane School or Office Committee Member Title
Chair Laila L. Hlass Associate Provost for International Affairs, and Professor of Practice, School of Law
Architecture Rubén García Rubio Assistant Professor
Business Mauricio Gonzalez Executive Director, Goldring Institute
Law Herbert V. Larson, Jr. Senior Professor of Practice
Director, International Legal and Graduate Programs
Medicine Anjali Niyogi Associate Professor, Deming Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Formerly Incarcerated Transitions(FIT)Clinic
Co-Director, Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane
Newcomb-Tulane College Casey Love Associate Dean and Director, Global Education
Senior Professor of Practice, Dept. of Political Science
Co-Director, Altman Program in International Studies and Business
Office of International Students & Scholars Frank Calabrese Director
Provost Office Ana Lopez Department Chair, Professor, and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Provost Office Kady Weingart Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations
Public Health Richard A. Oberhelman Associate Dean for Global Health
Margaret W. and Eamon M. Kelly Distinguished Chair in International Development
Professor, Dept. of Tropical Medicine
School of Liberal Arts Kathy Jack Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Professor of Anthropology
School of Science and Engineering Joe Bull John and Elsie Martinez Biomedical Engineering Chair
Associate Dean of Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies​​​​​​
Stone Center Tom Reese Executive Director
Stone Center Val McGinley Director of Planning and Management


International Travel Group

The International Travel Group (ITG) is an advisory group composed of the Associate Provost for Global Affairs, the Global Affairs & Regulatory Compliance Administrator (chair), Executive Director for the Center of Global Education, Director of Study Abroad, Associate Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management, and the Dean for Student Affairs. Additional representatives from appropriate academic and business units of the University will serve on the ITG to advise the Associate Provost for International Affairs regarding health, safety and security policies and practices about whenever a decision is being considered to approve, cancel or suspend education, or research and engagement abroad, depending upon the nature of the travel abroad request in terms of health, safety and security.

ITG Chair

Wade Wootan
(504) 485-1853