The Catholic University of America

Aug. 22, 2008

CUA Experts Available to Discuss Presidential Campaign and Conventions

Political experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the 2008 presidential campaign during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Each source has extensive media experience. For assistance in reaching sources, contact Public Affairs staffers Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600.

Matthew Green

CONGRESSIONAL POLITICS - Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics, is an expert on congressional politics, partisanship and party conflict, congressional elections, and presidential-congressional relations. A former Brookings Institution Research Fellow he also worked as a legislative assistant in the House of Representatives.

Contact Green at 202-319-5667 (office), 917-751-1380 (mobile), or

Stephen Schneck

AMERICAN POLITICS - Stephen Schneck, professor of politics and director of CUA's Life Cycle Institute, is an expert in the convergence of classical political ideas and the issues of contemporary politics and governance. His other areas of expertise include: the Catholic vote, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, religion and American politics, Christian "just war theory," church/state issues, the political implications of Catholic theology and the political theory of American government. Schneck has provided commentary for many news organizations, including Time Magazine.

Contact Schneck at 202-319-6228 or

Wallace Thies

ELECTIONS AND THE IRAQI CONFLICT - Wallace Thies, professor of politics, can discuss the impact of the Iraqi conflict on the 2008 elections as well as the impact of the elections on U.S. Iraq policy. A specialist in U.S. national security policy with an interest in terrorism, Thies is the author of three books - one on the Vietnam War and two on NATO - as well as about 20 articles on topics related to military strategy and national security issues.

Contact Thies at 301-774-1264 (home), 202-319-6230 (office), or

John Kenneth White

ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTORATE - John Kenneth White, presidential scholar and professor of politics, can provide insight and historical perspective on the election and the impact of moral and Catholic values on the American electorate. Author of "The Values Divide: American Politics and Culture in Transition," he works extensively with pollster John Zogby. White coined the phrase "E pluribus duo" to describe the United States' political polarization into two competing political camps. He has served as a guide to the political caucus process for C-SPAN and is a veteran source for print and broadcast journalists.

White can be reached at 202-319-6136 or by e-mail:

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