Committee on International Travel Risk Assessment (CITRA)

The Committee on International Travel Risk Assessment (CITRA) is charged by the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chaired by the Director of International Risk Management.   The committee is dedicated to supporting Penn’s wide variety of research, professional development and academic opportunities abroad while ensuring the health and safety of Penn travelers. 

CITRA primary functions include the development of international travel guidelines and the review of undergraduate travel requests to locations on the Heightened Risk Regions List.  All decisions made by CITRA related to undergraduate student requests to travel to high risk destinations include the input of both the staff and faculty members of the Committee, as well as appropriate faculty and staff representatives from the student’s school.  In addition, international experts from across the University may be called upon to provide regional expertise when needed.  

If you need to get in touch with CITRA, please e-mail .

CITRA Members

Jaime Molyneux

Director of International Risk Management 

Artemis Koch

Executive Director of Global Support Services

Nigel Cossar

Director of Penn Abroad

Leonard Lodish

Leader and Co-founder, Global Consulting Practicum

Professor of Marketing

The Wharton School

Frances Barg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences

William Burke-White, Ph.D. , J.D.

Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House

Deputy Dean and Professor of Law

Howard Kunreuther, Ph.D.

James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences & Public Policy

Co-Director Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

The Wharton School

Lisa Mitchell, Ph.D.

Director, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies