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30th Anniversary of Reagan Assassination Attempt: GW Experts Available

March 21, 2016
March 30 is the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C. 
 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu. GW’s Flash Studio can facilitate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
 
Matthew Dallek is an expert on political leadership, the presidency and political Washington. Dr. Dallek authored “The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics.” He can discuss Mr. Reagan’s presidential campaign and legacy. Click here to watch sample video of Dr. Dallek.
 
Richard A. Cooter is the director of the Forensic Psychology Program at GW. Dr. Cooter performs psychological evaluations for courts and regularly represents individuals who are the subject of involuntary commitment proceedings. He can discuss the psychology of a would-be assassin and what motivates people to attack political leaders.
 
For questions about GW Hospital, where Mr. Reagan was taken for medical treatment, please contact Lisa Anderson at 202-994-3121 or lisama2@gwu.edu
 
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