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UCR Experts Available to Talk to Reporters About Terrorism


UCR Experts Available to Talk to Reporters About Terrorism

(September 13, 2001)

The University of California, Riverside offers reporters a list of faculty members who can be reached directly for expert commentary on the recent terrorism. Reporters with questions not on this list are welcome to contact the University Relations office, at (909) 787-5185.

Finance

ARE THE STOCK MARKETS GOING TO CRASH?


University of California, Riverside international banking and stock market authority, Dr. Sarkis Joseph Khoury, is a professor of finance and international finance in the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. He can answer questions on the effects of the bombings on the US stock market and specifically on foreign exchange markets. He has written extensively on international banking issues and on international investing. He is fluent in Arabic, French and Spanish, as well as English. He has consulted in the Middle East and published in 'The Middle East Business.' He earned his Ph.D. at the Wharton Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a degree with distinction at Centre Belge Beirut, Lebanon. He can be reached at (909) 787-3750 (office), (909) 283-1198 (cell phone), or e-mail: sarkis.khoury@ucr.edu. You may view his Web site at: http://www.agsm.ucr.edu/people/khoury.html

Peter Chung, associate professor of finance in the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCR, has specific expertise in international finance, emerging capital markets and investments. He can respond in Korean, as well as in English. His degrees include a Ph.D. in finance, a B.S. in international trade, and a B.S. in foreign service. Contact him at (714) 488-8771 (cell phone). Please
see his Web site at: http://www.agsm.ucr.edu/people/chung.html.

Chunsheng Zhou, assistant professor of finance in the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCR, studies financial markets and credit risk. He can respond in Chinese, as well as in English. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. Contact him at (909) 787-6448 (office) or email: chunsheng.zhou@ucr.edu. View his Web site at http://www.agsm.ucr.edu/people/zhou.html

Psychology

WHAT CAN YOU TELL THE KIDS?


Barbara Tinsley is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She has expertise in child psychology and can explain how parents might help children understand the scope of the horrendous events of Sept. 11 without scarring them psychologically.
Cellphone: (949) 293-6822.
E-mail: barbara.tinsley@ucr.edu

IS EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY RELIABLE?

Steven Clark, associate professor of psychology, researches questions about eyewitness testimony and memory. Clark is a nationally known expert on the following issues: 1. Relationship between recall and recognition, 2. Effects of similarity in recognition, 3. Confidence and accuracy, 4. Social group processes in retrieval. The relationship between recall and recognition is important because people initially recall events when talking to the police, and later are asked to recognize a suspect in a police line-up. Twenty years of research shows that confidence does not predict accuracy. Home: (626) 449-3490 Cellphone: (213) 760-7699E-mail: steven.clark@ucr.edu

WHAT TURNS SOMEONE INTO A TERRORIST?
Austin Turk, a professor of sociology, studies conflict theory, inequality and social control, political criminality (including terrorism), policing, and sociolegal studies. Turk is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Criminology. He has served as Chair of the Criminology Section of the American Sociological Association, and is a former Trustee of the Law and Society Association.
Office: (909) 787-4760
Home: (909) 684-0339
E-mail: austin.turk@ucr.edu

War and Society

HOW WILL THE IMPLICATIONS OF “ACTS OF WAR” STATEMENTS BY U.S. OFFICIALS IMPACT SOCIETY?

University of California English Professor Katherine Kinney has written extensively about the effects of war on society and can comment on the implications of U.S. officials calling Tuesday's events an “act of war.” Her works include the 1960’s and the Vietnam Era. She is the author of “Friendly Fire: American Identity and the Literature of the Vietnam War” (Oxford University Press, 2000). She has published articles about women and war, black soldiers and war and the way Hollywood depicts war. Kinney is currently working on a book entitled Liberal Hollywood: Race, Politics and Style (1945-1975). Kinney can be reached at home (909) 276-0490, at UCR at (909) 787 5301, x1900, or by email at katherine.kinney@ucr.edu.

Religion and Ethics

CAN SUCH VIOLENCE BE RELIGIOUSLY BASED? AND WHAT ETHICAL DILEMMAS FACE THE U.S. IN CAPTURING AND PUNISHING THOSE RESPONSIBLE?

June O’Connor, Religious Studies Professor studies comparative religious ethics and focuses on issues such as violence, nonviolent social change and third world theologies. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion. She was the principal organizer of the UCR scholarly conference on 'Religion and Ethnic Conflict,' in April 1995. She can be reached by phone at her UCR office at (909) 787-3743, or by e-mail at june.oconnor@ucr.edu


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