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Tulane Global shapes and supports global engagement at Tulane to further our academic, research and service mission by promoting international research, scholarship, and partnerships; providing operational guidance; and supporting international students and scholars.


Tulane Global Leadership

Laila Hlass

Laila HlassAssociate Provost for International Affairs; Clinical Professor of Law - Tulane University Law School

Laila Hlass is Tulane’s senior international affairs officer, leading the development of policies, programs and partnerships that advance the international scope of Tulane’s research mission and has oversight over the Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars. Read More...


Wade Wootan

Wade WootanDirector of Global Operations

Wade Wootan is the Global Affairs and Regulatory Compliance Administrator, advising on Tulane’s international operations, compliance and travel. Read More...



Ana Villar

Wade WootanSr. Program Manager for International Travel and Engagement

Ana is an integral part of Tulane Global providing programmatic and communications support for the University’s strategies for global education, research, and engagement. Read More...



Frank Calabrese

Frank CalabreseDirector of the Office of International Students and Scholars

Frank Calabrese oversees the team responsible for immigration compliance, orientation and adjustment, advising, and other support for all of Tulane’s international students and scholars. Read More...






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 Kady Lamb 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 TBA  
Stone Center Tom Reese Executive Director
Stone Center Valerie 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
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