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Global Travel Advisory Committee

The Global Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) consists of faculty and administrators from across the University appointed by the Provost.  GTAC makes recommendations on the international travel policy, restrictions and petitions.  Restrictions issued by the Provost are reflected in Duke University's Restricted Regions List (RRL).  GTAC meets quarterly and ad hoc when conditions warrant.

2017-2019 Committee Members

  • Eric Mlyn*, Director the Duke Center for Civic Engagement and DukeEngage (Chair)
  • Chris Boroski*, Director, Corporate Risk Management (Vice Chair)
  • Edna Andrews, Professor, Department of Slavic & Eurasian Studies
  • Richard Biever, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Jane Blood-Siegfried, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, School of Nursing
  • Kyle Cavanaugh*, Vice President, Administration
  • Dennis Clements, Chief, Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Amanda Kelso, Director, Global Education Office
  • Michel Landry, Chief, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SOM
  • Shawn Lenker, Health, Safety and Security Officer, Global Education Office
  • Jennifer D'Arcy Maher, Associate Dean for International Studies, School of Law
  • Michael H Merson, Director, Global Health Institute and Vice President and Vice Provost, Office of Global Affairs
  • Christy Parrish Michels*, Senior Manager, Global Admin and Travel Support (Travel Policy Administrator)
  • Russ Morgan, Assoc. Dean, Duke MBA—Daytime and MMS Foundations of Business and Professor of the Practice, Fuqua
  • Brendan Murphy, Director, Global Administrative Support, Treasury
  • Bill Nicholson, Associate University Counsel, Office of General Counsel
  • Christopher Plowe, Director, Duke Global Health Institute
  • Cisco Ramos, Manager of Program Evaluation and Assessment, Graduate School
  • Curt Richardson, Professor, Resource Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment and Director of Duke Wetland Center
  • David Schaad, Professor of the Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations
  • Stephen W. Smith, Professor of the Practice, African and African American Studies
  • David Toole, Associate Professor of the Practice, Divinity, Ethics and Global Health Associate Dean for Global Health Initiatives
  • Krishna Udayakumar, Head of Global Innovation, Duke Medicine; Associate Vice President, Duke University
  • Dan Vick, Director, Export Controls
  • Sue Wasiolek, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Giovanni Zanalda, Associate Research Professor, SSRI, Economics, History and Director, Duke University Center for International Studies

*Indicates individual is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Travel Advisory Committee.

Resources used by GTAC

International SOS (Duke University's Travel Assistance Provider)


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

British Foreign Commonwealth Office

Canada's Office of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

United States State Department

United Nations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization