Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and ready access to a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability. 

America’s War on Terror

Expert:           Ian Lustick

Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

·      Author of Trapped in the War on Terror

·      Consultant on Middle East affairs and national security for every White House administration since President Carter

Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

 

9/11 Memorial Design, World Trade Center Design/Place in History 

 

Expert:           David Brownlee

                                    Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania                     

Credentials:

·      Historian of modern architecture

·      His work has earned three major publication prizes from the Society of Architectural Historians.

 

Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

 

 

Expert:            James Corner

Professor, Chair of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

·      Founder, James Corner Field Operations landscape architectural firm 

·      Design projects from his New York based James Corner Field Operations firm include transforming the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island into public recreational space. Fresh Kills is where workers brought debris from the Twin Towers to be sorted. The design of "Fresh Kills Lifescape" will also include a memorial to 9/11.

 

 Media contact: Jeanne Leong 215-573-8131 or jleong@upenn.edu

 

Expert:           Carolyn Marvin

                              Professor of Communication

                              Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

 

·      Studies public space and freedom of expression, imagery and how it impacts the collective action of society, ceremony and how commemorative events evolve

                             

     Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

 

 

The Middle East’s View of the 10th Anniversary

 

Expert:           Jamal Elias

                              Professor, Chair of Religious Studies Department

                              University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

·      Research interests focus on Islamic mystical thought and metaphysics, religion and material culture, popular culture in South Asia and Turkey, Qur'anic Studies

·      Teaches courses on history of Islamic civilization, Islamic Ethics and Islam and modernity

Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or         jposey@upenn.edu

 

 

Expert:           Marwan M. Kraidy

                              Professor of Communication

                        Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

 

·      A scholar of global media, Dr. Kraidy has conducted extensive studies of Middle East media and how it influences images of the United States. 

 

·      Currently conducting research in the Middle East and can easily provide “on the ground” context for the anniversary.

 

Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

Expert:           Victor Pickard    

                              Assistant Professor of Communication

                              Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

 

·      Dr. Pickard examines the current status of journalism. He is the co-editor, with Robert McChesney, of Will The Last Reporter Please Turn Out The Lights: The Collapse Of Journalism And What Can Be Done To Fix It

 

·      His research explores the intersections of U.S. and global media activism and politics, the history and political economy of media institutions and the normative foundations of media policy.

 

Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

Expert:           Monroe E. Price

                              Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies

                              Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

·      Dr. Price has run “media strengthening” programs throughout the world, including the Middle East, and is intimately familiar with the professionals in that corner of the world.

 

Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or       jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

 How Journalists Approach Coverage of 9/11

 

Expert:           Barbie Zelizer

                              Professor of Communication

                              Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

 

Credentials:

·      Edited the book Journalism After September 11, a collection of essays examining the changes in journalism since the attack on the United States

 

·      Author of  About to Die: How News Images Move the Public, an analysis of how images from events such as 9/11 impact news coverage, and our conversations about the event in particular and about life in general

 

Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or   jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

Teaching Children About Traumatic or Tragic Events

   Expert:         Frances O'Connell Rust

Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

   Credentials:

·      A leader in early childhood education since 1966 and founder of two early childhood schools based on the Montessori Method.

 

·      Expert in teacher education who has directed undergraduate and graduate-level teacher education programs since 1985.

 

Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following 9/11, Closure for Victims 

         Expert:           Edna Foa, PhD 

                                Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of     Pennsylvania,
Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

Credentials:

·      Developed Prolonged Exposure cognitive behavioral therapy for reatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PE has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for use in treating returning combat veterans, as well as by governments and private health facilities around the world.

·    Named one of TIME Magazine's "TIME 100" for 2010, for her work on PE for PTSD.  

Media contact: Kim Menard at 215-662-6183 or kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Preventing PTSD in Children Traumatized by Post-9/11 Disasters

 

Expert:           Steven Berkowitz, MD

                       Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 
 Director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery

 

Credentials:

·      Was actively involved in treating children after 9/11, and was instrumental in developing a protocol for disaster-related trauma interventions with kids, which was put into place after Hurricane Katrina

·      Studies PTSD prevention in children; developed intervention which reduced the onset of PTSD by 73 percent in children who had been traumatized

·     Can talk about closure for people traumatized by 9/11

 

Media contact: Kim Menard at 215-662-6183 or kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu

 

The Impact of 9/11 on Lung Health

 

Expert: Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, M.D.

 

Credentials:

· Robert L. Mayock and David A. Cooper Professor of Medicine, Director,   Airways Biology Initiative, and Deputy Director, Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

 

· An expert in the abnormalities in lung function and related breathing conditions in 9/11 workers and New York City residents who were exposed to environmental irritants as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center.

 

Media Contact: Jessica Mikulski at 215-349-8369 or Jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu