September 14, 2001
UC Santa Cruz Experts Available to Discuss Middle East, Terrorism
SANTA CRUZ, CA--The following UCSC faculty members are available to discuss events as they unfold in the wake of the attacks Tuesday on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. If you have trouble reaching either of them, please call Jennifer McNulty in the UCSC Public Information Office at (831) 459-4399, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan Richards, a professor of environmental studies and an expert on the political economy of the Middle East, has been a frequent consultant to the State Department and the Department of Defense on Middle Eastern affairs during the past 10 years.
Richards is coauthor of the book, A Political Economy of the Middle East, and he spent two years in Washington, D.C., providing policy analysis on the Middle East for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Office: (831) 459-4662; email@example.com.
Ronnie Lipschutz, associate professor of politics, is an expert on international affairs and global political networks. He specializes in peacemaking and conflict resolution, and he is coeditor of the book, The Myth of "Ethnic Conflict": Politics,
Economics, and "Cultural" Violence, which seeks to make linkages between ethnic conflicts around the world and the swift pace of global economic integration and political change. Office: (831) 459-3275; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmund "Terry" Burke III, professor of history, is an expert on Islam and the Middle East. He is the editor of Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East and coeditor of Islam, Politics and Social Movements. Office (831) 459-2287; email@example.com
Michael Hutchison, professor of economics and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, specializes in global economics, specifically international finance, the Japanese monetary and financial system, and European economic integration. He is available to discuss the national and global economic impact of the attacks. Office (831) 459-2600; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Lubeck, professor of sociology, specializes in the religious and social diversity within Islam. Lubeck is directing a Carnegie-funded research project http://www.ucsc.edu/currents/00-01/06-25/islam.html examining the ways in which Islamic social movements are challenging existing states and economic globalization. Office: (831) 459-2906; email@example.com.
Thomas Pettigrew, research professor of social psychology and an internationally recognized expert on race relations and prejudice, is available to discuss racial prejudice in times of national emergency. Reachable via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuel Pastor, professor of Latin American and Latino studies, can address impacts on U.S. immigration policy, civil liberties, and race relations. Pastor is director of the UCSC Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community. Office: (831) 459-5919; email@example.com.
War Propaganda/Media Coverage
Anthony Pratkanis, professor of social psychology, is a leading expert on persuasion and propaganda, including war propaganda. He tracks the use of persuasion techniques by government, politicians, advertisers, and cult leaders, among others, and specializes in media, mass communication, and consumer behavior. He is co-author of Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. Home: (831) 440-1104; office: (831) 459-4935; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airline Safety/U.S. Military Policy
Dane Archer, professor of sociology, is an expert on the social psychology of violence and applying research knowledge to problems of war and peace. He can address the behavior of individuals during emergencies and the changing perception of civilian deaths in times of conflict. Office: (831) 459-2137; email@example.com.
U.S. Foreign and Domestic Policy
Isebill "Ronnie" Gruhn, professor of politics, specializes in international law and security, the United Nations, and U.S. diplomacy. Office: (831) 459-2583; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Wirls, associate professor of politics, can discuss U.S. politics, the presidency, and Congress. Office: (831) 459-2134; email@example.com.
Barbara Epstein, professor of history of consciousness, can discuss social movements and 20th-century U.S. politics and culture. Office: (831) 459-2441; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Bunnett, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, is an expert on chemical weapons. Bunnett serves on the international advisory board of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (IUPAC) and has chaired IUPAC committees and task forces on chemical weapons. Office: (831) 459-2261; email@example.com.