Following is a list of UC Irvine experts who can comment on issues relating to war, peace and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
THREATS OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
Dr. Carl Schultz, clinical professor of emergency medicine and emergency department physician at the UCI Medical Center, specializes in medical response to disasters, including terrorism and biological terrorism. Schultz has commented that the medical search and rescue response at New York's World Trade Center buildings is similar to the response needed in a major earthquake. Contact: Kim Pine, (714) 456-7759, email@example.com
Dr. Jeff Suchard, also of emergency medicine, is an expert on microbiology of disease, especially of organisms used in biological warfare. He deals with toxic chemical issues of all kinds, including teaching physicians to recognize herbal and other toxic poisonings. Contact: Jeff Suchard, (714) 456-5239, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Tareg Bey specializes in chemical poisonings, especially poisonings from organophosphates. These chemicals are the basic ingredients of household pesticides but can be made into more dangerous chemical weapons like phosgene and sarin, the nerve gas used by the Aum Shinrikyo cult in Japan. Contact: Tareg Bey, (714) 456-5239, email@example.com.
MIDDLE EAST ETHNIC CONFLICT
Mark LeVine, associate professor of history, studies the modern Middle East and contemporary Islamic thought and culture. His research and teaching focus on histories, theologies and political and cultural economies of the region. He speaks Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish and has lived throughout the Middle East.
Contact: Mark LeVine, (718) 423-7357, firstname.lastname@example.org; after Nov. 7, (949) 824-8304, email@example.com
Lina Haddad Kreidie, lecturer in political science, studies issues dealing with the Middle East, religious fundamentalism, as well as ethnic conflict and collective violence. She has interviewed Islamic fundamentalists, studying their behavior and perceptions. Kreidie is an authority on what she calls the "collision" between the West and Islam, in particular the underlying causes of the deep distrust between the two worlds. Unlike many scholars who focus on religious and cultural divides, Kreidie studies how Islamic fundamentalists perceive themselves and, as a result, how they react to world events. Contact: Lina Haddad Kreidie, (949) 370-1104, firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Caesar Sereseres, associate professor of political science and associate dean of undergraduate studies in the School of Social Sciences, has expertise in foreign policy strategy, national security issues, coercive diplomacy and political violence. Sereseres has worked at the State Department's Office of Policy Planning and the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. He also was a research consultant on national security issues at the RAND Corp. for 10 years.
Contact: Caesar Sereseres, (949) 824-6334, email@example.com
Richard Matthew, assistant professor of international and environmental politics in the schools of social ecology and social sciences and faculty associate of the Centers for Global Peace and Conflict Studies and the Study of Democracy, examines national and international security, including unconventional threats such as terrorism. Matthew has worked with the Foreign Services Training Center, NATO and the State Department on projects related to environment and security. Matthew's field work has been undertaken principally in the developing world, most recently in Pakistan. Contact: Richard Matthew, (949) 824-4852, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick M. Morgan, professor of political science and former director of the Global Peace and Conflict Studies Center, specializes in national and international security issues, including deterrence theory, strategic surprise attack, arms control and intelligence.
Contact: Patrick M. Morgan, (949) 824-3187, (949) 854-0684 (home), email@example.com
PEACE AND CONFLICT
The current conflict in Afghanistan is only one of scores of armed conflicts under way throughout the world. UCI's Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies-under the direction of Spencer C. Olin, acting director, and Paula Garb, associate director-researches such conflicts to determine if unofficial citizen-to-citizen diplomacy can help achieve what official diplomacy has failed to accomplish. Olin and Garb say grass-roots peace efforts hold great promise for preventing a third world war. Contact: (949) 824-6410. For more information on the center, go to: http://hypatia.ss.uci.edu/gpacs.
David S. Meyer, associate professor of sociology, teaches courses on social movements, social problems and sociological theory. He is interested in why social movements emerge when they do and what influence they have on politics and public policy. Author of "A Winter of Discontent: The Nuclear Freeze and American Politics," Meyer has written extensively on social movements-including the peace movement-in advanced industrialized societies. He has recently written on civil disobedience as a political tactic and is currently engaged in research on the political origins and policy impact of movements concerned with nuclear weapons, abortion and violence against women.
Contact: David S. Meyer, (949) 824-1475, firstname.lastname@example.org.
John L. Graham, professor of international business and marketing at the Graduate School of Management, says that although the Sept. 11 attacks exacerbated the recent downturn in the global economy, the worst possible response would be to close our borders to cultural and commercial interactions with people in other countries. The expert on international trade issues believes that trade promotes peace because it leads to global prosperity and mutual understanding. Graham was a visiting professor at Madrid Business School in Spain (1991-92). Prior to his academic career, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams.
Contact: John L. Graham, (949) 824-8468, email@example.com.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
Martin C. McGuire, Heinz Chair of Economics, Global Peace and Security, specializes in conflict resolution, international trade, peace and security, and the political economy of international conflict, economic development and strategic competition. His consultant appointments include the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he focused on the Israeli economy, among other issues, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he consulted on nuclear safety. McGuire is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship and studied international economics and international security in Japan.
Contact: Martin C. McGuire, (949) 824-6190, firstname.lastname@example.org
CRIME AND PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Ron Huff, dean of the School of Social Ecology and professor of criminology, law and society, is an expert on crime and public policy issues. Huff holds a doctorate in sociology from Ohio State University, where he was director of the Criminal Justice Research Center for 20 years and director of the School of Public Policy and Management for more than five years. Huff also is president of the American Society of Criminology, the world's largest organization in the field of criminology. He can comment on crimes against humanity and security issues relating to terrorism.
Contact: Ron Huff, (949) 824-6094, email@example.com
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