Media Advisory -- Yale Offers List of Faculty Experts on War in Iraq

Reporters and Editors seeking experts on the war in Iraq and related issues may contact Yale faculty through the Office of Public Affairs. Below is a list of some of the many members of the faculty with relevant expertise.

Bruce Ackerman, professor of law and political science: political legal history.

Abbas Amanat, chair of the Council on Middle East Studies, professor of history: Islam and the cultures of the Near East.

Jack Balkin, professor of Constitutional law: presidential power pertaining to the war.

Paul Bracken, professor of political science and management: security, international defense.

Ted Bromund, associate director of the International Security Studies (ISS) program: diplomacy, international relations and modern empires.

Charles Hill, lecturer in international affairs, former chief of staff at the State Department: diplomacy and the Middle East, military strategy.

Donald Kagan, professor of history and classics, author of “While America Sleeps:” historical perspective on war.

Paul Kennedy, director of ISS and professor of history: international strategy and the rise and fall of great empires.

Minh A. Luong, assistant director of ISS: intelligence, homeland security, Al-Qaeda, financing of terrorism, North Korea and Southeast Asia, military technology.

William Nordhaus, professor of economics: the premier authority on the cost of war, whose work on the war’s impact on the national economy is frequently quoted.

Bruce Russett, professor of international studies: UN, American foreign policy.

James Sutterlin, lecturer in international studies: UN legitimation-or non-legitimation-of the war; likely role of the UN during the war and in post-conflict Iraq; relevance and image of the UN in US-led war, Iraq weapons of mass destruction.

Science and Medicine

Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D., assistant professor in the Yale Child Study Center, medical director of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence Child Development-Community Policing Program: effect of trauma on children.

Richard Casten, professor of physics, nuclear physicist and director of the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale: the effects of nuclear warfare.

Geoffrey Chupp, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine pulmonary: effects of debris on lungs.

Robert Franks, associate research scientist, Yale Child Study Center: explaining war to children.

Edward Kaplan, professor of management and public health: emergency response to smallpox or anthrax attacks, with recent papers in PNAS on each.

Roman Kuc, professor of electrical engineering and director of electrical engineering: guided, unmanned vehicles.

David J. Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery, Yale School of Medicine: effect of biological weapons on the skin.

Dorothy Lewis, M.D., clinical professor, Yale Child Study Center and Psychiatry: explaining war to children.

Steven Marans, Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychoanalysis, Yale Child Study Center: explaining war to children.

Peter Parker, physics professor, nuclear physicist: the effect of nuclear weapons.

Robert A. Rosenheck, M.D., professor of psychiatry and public health and director of Veterans Administration Program Evaluation Center for post traumatic stress disorder.

Mark Siegel, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care): effects of debris on lungs.

David Szydlo, M.D.,. associate research scientist, Yale Child Study Center: explaining war to children.

To speak to any of the experts in medicine and the sciences, call Karen Peart 203-432-1326 or Jacqueline Weaver, 203-432-8555. For other experts, call Dorie Baker, 203-432-8553 or John Longbrake, 203-436-4654.

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