Sept. 7, 2005
Experts on Hurricane Aftermath Available at CUA
Experts at The Catholic University of America are available to speak to the media about various aspects of the crises caused by Hurricane Katrina. Faculty members can talk about hurricane-related issues that include architecture topics related to reconstruction; mental health concerns; and rising gas prices and the economy.
POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE WHITE
HOUSE — Claes G. Ryn, professor of
politics, can talk about the political fallout for President George W. Bush as
a result of criticism of the federal government’s response to the hurricane.
Ryn’s areas of research and teaching include ethics and politics, politics and
the imagination, historicism and the theory of knowledge, the history of
Western political thought, American political thought and constitutionalism.
The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Ryn is also the author of many
books that include “A Common Human Ground,”
Ryn can be reached at 202-319-6225 (office) or 301-251-1496 (home) or by e-mail: email@example.com.
· IMPACT ON 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION — Wallace Thies, professor of politics, can talk about the potential impact of the disaster on the 2008 presidential election. Thies says that 2008 is likely to be a difficult year for the Republican presidential candidate given that President Bush’s administration has been caught by surprise multiple times (by terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, by the absence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, by looting and the collapse of civil order in Iraq in 2003, by the strength of the insurgency in Iraq) and now by a natural disaster.
Thies is the author of “When Governments Collide: Coercion and Diplomacy in the Vietnam Conflict” and “Friendly Rivals: Bargaining and Burden-Shifting in NATO.” In 1979 and 1980, he worked in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the U. S. Department of State as an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 1989 he was a NATO research fellow.
Mental Health Concerns
DISASTER TRAUMA — Cathleen Gray,
associate professor of social work, can discuss ways for victims to cope with
the fear and anxiety stemming from Hurricane Katrina. Gray has a private
practice focusing on families and women’s issues and has frequently done media
interviews on mental health issues — including fallout from the
Gray can be reached at 202-537-5922 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising Gas Prices and the Economy
Forbes also is an active participant in
Forbes can be reached at 202-319-4794 (office) or 202-329-5550 (mobile) or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Williams can be reached at 202-319-5565 (office) or 202-882-0425 (home) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morshed’s articles have been published in the “Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,” “Journal of Architectural Education,” and Yale’s architecture journal, “Constructs.” He has held fellowships at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Society of Architectural Historians.
Morshed can be reached at 202-319-6243 (office), 202-544-3701 (home) or 202-255-6682 (mobile) or by e-mail: email@example.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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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