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Experts Available to discuss Oslo bombing & shooting

July 22, 2011—The University of Denver (DU) offers several content knowledge experts to discuss the potential terrorist bombing and shooting in Oslo today.

National Security/Terrorism

Jonathan Adelman, International Studies Professor -- Adelman teaches in DU's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He can comment on national security and international relations. Adelman can be reached on his cell phone at (303) 916-1779.

Christopher Hill, dean, Josef Korbel School for International Studies

Former U.S. Ambassador Christopher R. Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland; and special envoy for Kosovo. Additionally, he has served as special assistant to the president and senior director for Southeast European Affairs in the National Security Council. He can be reached by contacting Jim Berscheidt at Jim.Berscheidt@du.edu

Nader Hashemi, assistant professor, International Studies

Hashemi is an expert on Middle East and Islamic affairs. He teaches on religion, democracy, politics of the Middle East and Islam-West relations. Office: (303) 871-2447; Cell: (720) 317-1016 or nhashemi@du.edu

International Law

Ved P. Nanda, law professor, has taught at the University of Denver since 1965 and is significantly involved in the global international law community. Besides teaching international law at the Sturm College of Law, he also instructs about human rights and international conflict resolution. He is Past President of the World Jurist Association and now its Honorary President, former honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law and now its counselor, and a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, and Vice-Chair of its Executive Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA. He also serves as an elected member of the American Law Institute and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He can be reached by calling (303) 596-4746.

Disaster Psychology

Thomas Barrett, psychology professor, International Disaster Psychology

With the death of Osama bin Laden, the events of 9/11 come to the forefront for victims and their families. Barrett can speak to that as well as to the impact these major news events have on children and how parents can communicate effectively with their children about the recent news events. He was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the University of Zagreb. He is available to reporters through Skype. Please note: Croatia is seven hours ahead of Denver time. Skype - Thomas.barrett47 or tbarret1@du.edu.