[CUA Office of Public Affairs]   

                                                                                               July 21, 2005                 


Media Tip Sheet


Experts on Terrorism and Homeland Security Available at CUA


Experts at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., are available to discuss homeland security and the war on terrorism. Mental health experts also are available to discuss the psychological effects on those living in areas on heightened security alert. For assistance in reaching sources, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee at 202-319-5600.


·                           TERRORISTS AND AL-QAEDA  Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of international relations, studies non-state, transnational threats and terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and what citizens can do about such threats. She has written two books on the topic: “Beyond Sovereignty” and “Morality Matters: Ethics of the War on Terrorism.” For the past several years she has been traveling around the world giving speeches and conference talks warning of transnational threats like terrorism and addressing the ability of the present U.S. government structures to deal with such threats.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches in the Pentagon as part of CUA’s graduate program there.


Cusiamno Love can be reached at 301-855-0135 (home) or by e-mail: mcusimanolove@erols.com.


·         TERRORISM AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP — Philip Henderson, associate professor of politics, has closely followed the 9/11 Commission investigation, which predicted other terrorist incidents following the 2001 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. He is the author of an article titled “Intelligence Failures of 9/11: What the Lessons of History Show” in which he compares the 2001 attacks to the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. Also an expert on political leadership, Henderson has published articles and delivered lectures about national security policymaking.


Henderson can be reached at 202-319-6226 (office) or 410-992-1776 (home) or by e-mail:  hendersp@cua.edu  (work) or pghenderson@comcast.net (home).


·         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 the war on terrorism, the war against Iraq and the potential for greater terrorist activity here and abroad as a result of both. He is the author of two books — one on the conduct of the Vietnam War and the other on NATO — as well as about 20 articles on various topics related to military strategy and national security issues.


Thies can be reached at 202-319-6230 (office) or 301-774-1264 (home) or by e-mail:



·         FEAR OF TERRORISM — Cathleen Gray, associate professor of social work, can discuss ways for people to cope with their fear and anxiety stemming from heightened security alerts.  Professor Gray has a private practice focusing on families and women’s issues and has frequently commented on mental health issues — including fallout from Sept. 11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Columbine school shootings — for the media.


Gray can be reached at 202-537-5922 or by e-mail: cathiewg@aol.com.


To search for other CUA faculty who serve as experts for the media, visit the online Faculty Experts Guide at: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/experts/ or contact the Office of Public Affairs for more assistance at 202-319-5600.





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