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Experts available to discuss 9/11 anniversary

Sept. 7, 2011—Ten years have passed since the devastating 9/11/01 terrorist attacks – a U.S. disaster with global implications. The University of Denver (DU) offers several content experts to discuss the impacts on airport security, the war on terror and state of terrorism and how people react and mourn major disasters.

International Disaster Psychology

Thomas Barrett, Ph.D., is an expert on International Disaster Psychology. He was senior medical officer for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department in the World Health Organization. He frequently comments on how people react to major disasters like 9/11, Katrina, tsunami in Japan and earthquake in Haiti. He can be reached by calling Kristal Griffith at (303) 871-4117, or email Kristal.Griffith@du.edu.

Carl Rashcke, Ph.D., is a professor of religious studies and well-known expert on religion. He can discuss ceremonies of mourning and remembrance related to 9/11. It also happens to be Carl's birthday. He shares that he is often faced with the question of celebrating on the anniversary of a national disaster. He can be reached by calling Kristal Griffith at (303) 871-4117, or email Kristal.Griffith@du.edu.

National Security/Terrorism

Christopher Hill is dean of the Josef Korbel School for International Studies. He is a former U.S. Ambassador. 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. He 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 Kim DeVigil at (303) 871-2775, or email Kim.DeVigil@du.edu.

Jonathan Adelman, Ph.D., 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, or contact Kim DeVigil at (303)871-2775, or email Kim.DeVigil@du.edu.

Nader Hashemi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in International Studies is an expert on Middle East and Islamic affairs. He teaches on religion, democracy, politics of the Middle East and Islam-West relations. He can be reached by contacting Kim DeVigil at (303) 871-2775, or email Kim.DeVigil@du.edu.

Constitutional Law and Airport Security

Sam Kamin, Ph.D., J.D., isa professor of constitutional law and Director of the Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program. He can talk about civil rights issues regarding the ever-expanding airport security screening measures, including x-ray imaging and other techniques. Contact Chase Squires at (303) 871-2660, or email Chase.Squires@du.edu.