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University of Virginia Experts on Terrorism-Related Topics

September 11, 2001--

Catastrophic Terrorism

PHILIP D. ZELIKOW is a University of Virginia expert on U.S. foreign policy who has written about catastrophic terrorism. He's also director of the University's Miller Center of Public Affairs. Office Phone: (434) 924-7236; Email: pdz6n@virginia.edu

National Security/Computer Systems

ANITA K. JONES, distinguished University Professor at the University of Virginia. Jones is an expert on national security, a computer scientist and the former head of R&D for the Pentagon. Office Phone: (434) 982-2224; Home Phone: (434) 973-3063; Email: akj7a@virginia.edu

National Security/Critical Structures/Cyberterrorism

YACOV Y. HAIMES is director of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Virginia. Can discuss the impact of cyberterrorism and the interconnectedness and interdependency among infrastructures.

Office Phone: (434) 924-3803; Home Phone: (434) 977-3006; Email: yyh4f@virginia.edu

United States' Foreign Policy and the Middle East

AMBASSADOR W. NATHANIEL HOWELL is an expert on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Director of the Institute for Global Policy Research at the University of Virginia, he was a career diplomat who specialized in the Middle East. He served as ambassador of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait from 1987-91 while it was under siege during the buildup to the Persian Gulf War. He is fluent in Arabic and French. Home Phone: (434) 974-9315

RUHI K. RAMAZANI, retired University of Virginia professor of government and foreign affairs. Ramazani is a renowned expert on Middle East politics. His many books include: "Beyond the Arab-Israeli Settlement: New Directions for U.S. Policy in the Middle East" and "Future Security in the Persian Gulf: America's Role." Consulted by the White House, the Department of State, the United Nations Secretariat, the Rockefeller Foundation and others. Home Phone: (434) 295-6788

U.S. Government/The Presidency

SIDNEY M. MILKIS, professor of government and foreign affairs and senior scholar with the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. His specialty is the American presidency, political parties and American political history. Can discuss the importance of the president during a national crisis.

Office Phone: (434) 924-6052; Home Phone: (434) 984-5685; Email: smm8e@virginia.edu

International Relations and Ethics

MICHAEL J. SMITH is an expert on ethics in international relations at the University of Virginia. He's professor of government and foreign affairs and director of the Program in Political and Social Thought.

Office Phone: (434) 296-270; Email: mjsmith@virginia.edu

Architecture/Civil Engineering/Structural Soundness

KIRK MARTINI, assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and licensed civil engineer, is an expert in design and planning for extreme natural conditions, especially wind and earthquakes.

Office Phone: (434) 924-6445; Email: martini@virginia.edu

University of Virginia satellite information for electronic media:

U.Va. has a C-band satellite and studio available for commercial news use. To make arrangements for use of these supports, contact broadcast engineers Bob Hutchison or Jason Hartzog in the educational technologies group in U.Va.'s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, located on the lower level of Zehmer Hall. Phone numbers there are (434) 982-5254 and (434) 982-5267. Bob Hutchison also is reachable via e-mail at rwh6u@Virginia.EDU and Jason Hartzog's e-mail address is jrh2n@Virginia.EDU. ISDN phone line may also be available in Charlottesville by calling Sarah McConnell at (434) 924-3855.

U.Va.'s satellite and studio are reportedly booked from 3:30-midnight 9/11/01.

Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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