Release date: Sept. 17, 2001
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or
Emory Experts Available To Journalists
The following Emory experts are available to comment from their areas
of expertise on a variety of topics related to the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks and their ongoing implications. For a complete list of Emory
experts, go to http://www.emory.edu/WELCOME/Emory_Experts/expertsintro.html,
or call the Office of University Communications, 404-727-6216. For experts
on bioterrorism, public health, emergency medicine and mental health,
call Emory's Health Sciences Communications office at 404-727-5686.
Call Emory's Health Sciences Communications office, 404-727-5686.
Larry Taulbee, political scientist, expert on terrorism,
Abdullahi An-Na'im, professor of law and expert on
law and human rights, Islamic law, Islam and politics, Islamic ethical
perspectives on the issues of violence, questions of international relations
and relations to Islamic societies, 404-727-1198.
Gordon Newby, professor of Middle Eastern studies
and director of the Institute for Comparative and International Studies,
possible backlash against Muslim and Arab people, 404-727-8722.
Economic Impact on the U.S.
Hashem Dezhbakhsh, economist, stock market
behavior, economic impact and forecasting, 404-727-4679.
Jeffrey Rosensweig, finance professor in Emory's Goizueta
Business School, director of Goizueta's Global Perspectives Program,
and former senior international economist for the Federal Reserve in
Atlanta, impact on domestic and global economies, 404-727-6360.
Thomas Remington, political scientist, area
of expertise Russia and former Soviet countries' role in this conflict
and how America is perceived internationally, 404-727-6566.
Robert Pastor, political scientist, expert on U.S. politics
and international relations, 404-727-6969.
Middle East, U.S. policy
Kenneth Stein, political scientist, director
of the Middle East Research Program, American policy in the Middle East,
U.S./Israeli relations, 404-727-4472.
Dan Reiter, political scientist, international
security issues, including NATO and issues related to a bombing campaign,
Robin Fivush, professor of psychology, memory
of trauma, the relation between what we remember and how we cope, particularly
in children and families, and how children and parents can work through
the experience together, 404-727-4124.
Stephan Hamann, psychologist, memory and how emotional
impact (both negative and positive) play a role in how memories are
imprinted (why we remember some things more vividly than others), 404-727-4261.
Nancy Eiesland, professor of sociology of religion,
and Elizabeth Bounds, professor of Christian ethics, how churches
respond to crisis and tragedy. Eiesland can be reached at 404-727-6346.
Bounds can be reached at 404-727-4172.
Brooks Holifield, professor of American church history,
America's faith response in times of national tragedy, 404-727-6319.
Gary Laderman, professor of religion and American culture,
contemporary societies' reactions to tragic events and casualties, and
the religious and cultural meanings attached to such events, religion
and violence in America, 404-727-4641.
Tom Long, professor of preaching, how ministers respond
from the pulpit, how parishioners respond in worship, when faced with
Theophus Smith, professor of religion, expert on religion
and violence, issues of diversity and prejudice reduction, scapegoating,
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