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U.N. General Assembly Begins; GW Experts Available to Comment

September 17, 2014
The 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week. GW has experts available to comment as the session debates key international issues. 
 
To schedule an interview with any of the below experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu
 
Experts on International Organizations 
 
Michael Barnett, professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert on global governance, humanitarianism and the Middle East. He can speak to the contributions made by the U.N. General Assembly and its context in the greater international system. 
 
Martha Finnemore, professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert on international organizations and ethics in international affairs. She can discuss global governance and international organizations. 
 
Susan Sell, professor of political science and international affairs, is an expert on international relations theory, international political economy and North-South relations. She can discuss the nature of the international system and the international political economy. 
 
Experts on Nuclear Policy 
 
James Lebovic, professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert on military spending, deterrence, arms control, weapons acquisition, the arms trade, foreign aid and international conflict. He can discuss international arms and conflict issues.
 
Douglas Shaw, assistant professor of international affairs, is an expert on nuclear terrorism, nonproliferation and arms control, multilateral diplomacy and the U.S. foreign and national security policy process. He can discuss decisions reached surrounding nuclear policy. 
 
Regional Experts 
 
Henry Hale, associate professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert in political regimes, ethnic politics and the politics of Eurasia. He can comment on Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia. 
 
Eric Kramon, assistant professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert on African politics and ethnic politics. He can discuss barriers to accountability and good governance in developing democracies. 
 
Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs and director of GW’s Institute for Middle East Studies, is an expert in Middle East politics, Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements and public diplomacy. He can comment on ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
 
Cynthia McClintock, professor of political science and international affairs, is an expert in Latin American politics and U.S. policy towards Latin America. She can discuss Central American issues arising at the U.N.
 
Deepa Ollapally, research professor of international affairs, is an expert in Asian regional security, comparative politics of South Asia, nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. She can comment on the worldviews of rising and aspiring powers in Asia and Eurasia.
 
David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, is the director of GW’s China Policy Program. He is an expert in China's foreign relations, military and security. He can comment on the international relations of Asia as well as transatlantic issues.
 
GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.
 
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