The Catholic University of America

Dec. 2, 2008

Experts on Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Available at CUA

Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. CUA experts can discuss counterterrorism and the law and U.S. national security policy as it relates to terrorism. For help in reaching sources, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600.

  • COUNTERTERRORISM AND THE LAW - Antonio F. Perez, professor at CUA's Columbus School of Law, can discuss a broad range of international legal issues, including extradition; use of force; domestic, constitutional and foreign relations issues; and sanctions (economic and otherwise). He worked on law enforcement and intelligence issues, including counterterrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in the U.S. State Department's legal adviser's office. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States.

    Perez can be reached at 202-319-5820 (office) or 703-850-5764 (mobile) or by e-mail:

  • U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY - Wallace Thies, professor of politics, specializes in U.S. national security policy, with an interest in terrorism. He is available to discuss connections between terrorism in South Asia and the danger of war between India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers. He is the author of three books - one on the conduct of the Vietnam War and two on NATO - as well as about 20 articles on various topics related to military strategy and national security issues.

    Thies can be reached at 301-774-1264 (home) or by e-mail:

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