Carnegie Mellon Press Release: December 18, 2003
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Department of Media Relations
412-268-2900
Fax: 412-268-6827

For immediate release:
December 18, 2003

As the 2004 primary and general elections draw near, the following Carnegie Mellon University faculty are available to speak to the media as experts on national and international issues.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/FOREIGN POLICY:

Silvia Borzutzky, associate teaching professor of social and decision sciences, can discuss international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Contact: Jonathan Potts, 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Kiron Skinner, director of the International Relations program at Carnegie Mellon and member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, can discuss American foreign policy, international relations, international theory and the Cold War. She is the co-editor most recently of "Reagan: A Life in Letters." Contact: Jonathan Potts, 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

TERRORISM/SECURITY POLICY:

Kathleen Carley, professor of computer science and organizations is an expert in social networks; covert networks, including terrorist networks; organizational design; and information security. Contact: Jonathan Potts at 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Baruch Fischhoff, the Howard Heinz University Professor of Social and Decision Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy, can discuss how Americans evaluate the risks of terrorism and other threats to public health and safety. He also is an expert in the effectiveness of government efforts to warn people of risks. Contact: Jonathan Potts at 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Pradeep Khosla, head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and co-director of the university's CyLab, can discuss cybersecurity. Contact: Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 or swaney@andrew.cmu.edu.

Jennifer S. Lerner, assistant professor of social and decision sciences and psychology, can discuss how Americans evaluate the risks of terrorism and other threats to public health and safety. Contact: Jonathan Potts at 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

ECONOMIC POLICY:

Silvia Borzutzky, associate teaching professor of social and decision sciences, can discuss Social Security reform. In her book "Vital Connections: Politics, Social Security and Inequality in Chile," Borzutzky examined the impact of social security privatization in Chile. Contact: Jonathan Potts, 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Maria Marta Ferreyra, assistant professor of economics, is an expert in the economics of education and industrial organization. Currently, she is studying the general equilibrium effects of private school vouchers and school finance reform. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

Martin Gaynor, E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, is available to discuss anti-trust policy and the economics of health care. Contact Teresa Thomas or Gretchen Underwood at 412-268-2900.

John Hooker, the T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility is an expert in ethics, international business ethics and cross-cultural issues. He serves as the director of the Center for International Corporate Responsibility and is editor-in-chief of Journal of Business Ethics Education. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

William Keech, professor of political economy, can discuss the relationship between politics and economic policy and the impact of the economy on presidential popularity. He also has studied the effects of expanded voting rights in bringing about equality for African Americans and the success of democracy in Latin America. Contact: Jonathan Potts, 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Adam Lerrick, the Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Chair in Economics, is the director of Carnegie Mellon's Gailliot Center for Public Policy. Lerrick is an expert in economics and political economy with an interest in monetary economics, international finance, financial markets and the role of international financial institutions in the world economy. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

George Loewenstein, professor of economics, is an expert on the impact of emotions on economic decision-making. Contact: Jonathan Potts at 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Bennett McCallum, the H.J. Heinz Professor of Economics, is an economist with expertise in the areas of macroeconomic fluctuations, monetary theory and policy, the real effects of monetary policy and strategies for the conduct of monetary policy. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

Allan H. Meltzer, the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, is an expert on the history of U.S. monetary policy, the size of government and international financial reform. He has served as a consultant on economic policy for Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the U.S. and foreign governments. Meltzer authored "A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1." Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

Chester Spatt, the Mellon Bank Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets, can speak to the value of the dollar compared to other currencies and market microstructure issues such as the interaction between the order flow and order book in security markets and the effect of the pre-opening on pricing. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

William B. Vogt, assistant professor of economics, is an expert in health care economics. Contact Teresa Thomas or Gretchen Underwood at 412-268-2900.

ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE:

Jay Apt, executive director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center and a distinguished service professor in engineering and public policy, can discuss economic, engineering and public policy aspects of the electricity industry; the economics of technical innovation; and risk management in policy and technical decision framing. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

Terry Collins, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry, is a leading expert on green chemistry. An advocate for greater use of green chemistry to achieve a sustainable civilization and inventor of a highly promising green chemistry technology, Collins is well qualified to field media questions about the role green chemistry will play in the future of the chemical industry and in remediating pressing environmental problems. Contact: Lauren Ward at 412-268-7761 or wardle@andrew.cmu.edu.

Frederick J. Gilman, head of the Department of Physics, is available to discuss the candidates' support of "big science" projects. Since 1999 Professor Gilman has chaired the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), a national committee that advises both the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation on particle physics in the U.S. Contact: Lauren Ward at 412-268-7761 or wardle@andrew.cmu.edu.

Volker Hartkopf, professor of architecture and director of the Center of Building Performance, is an expert in design and building performance, and he has completed research and demonstration projects in Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Peru and the U.S. in industrial architecture, housing, commercial buildings, energy conservation and whole building performance. Contact: Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

Chris Hendrickson, head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, can discuss green design and wind energy. Contact: Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 or swaney@andrew.cmu.edu.

Lester Lave, the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor, is also a professor of engineering and public policy, director of the Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative and co-director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Lave has expertise in economics and political economy (especially in environmental issues); identification and structuring of public policy issues; deregulation of the electricity industry; environmental regulation; designing products and processes for the environment, regulation, automobile safety, emissions, and fuel economy; and pollution prevention. Contact: Mike Laffin, 412-268-3486 or mlaffin@andrew.cmu.edu.

Vivian Loftness, head of the School of Architecture, is a technical consultant technical in the areas of energy conservation, passive design and building climatology, for such institutions as the Department of Energy, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts and the World Meteorological Organization. Contact: Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

Granger Morgan, head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, can discuss energy, global warming, risk analysis and the proper role of Congressional oversight. Contact: Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 or swaney@andrew.cmu.edu.

Allen L. Robinson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is an expert in global change and air quality. Contact: Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 or swaney@andrew.cmu.edu.

CRIME/DOMESTIC POLICY

Alfred Blumstein, the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, is a nationally known expert in crime rates and incarceration trends as well as criminal justice policy. Contact: Teresa Thomas or Gretchen Underwood at 412-268-2900.

Jonathan P. Caulkins, professor of operations research and public policy, can discuss drugs, crime and violence, and how these problems are affected by policy. Contact: Teresa Thomas or Gretchen Underwood at 412-268-2900.

Robyn Dawes, the Charles J. Queenan Jr. University Professor of Psychology, is an expert in AIDS policy. Contact: Jonathan Potts at 412-268-6094 or jpotts@andrew.cmu.edu.

Latanya Sweeney, assistant professor of computer science, is an expert in computer privacy issues who has testified before Congress and was instrumental in drafting the Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA). Contact: Anne Watzman at 412-268-3830 or aw16@andrew.cmu.edu.

Michael I. Shamos, distinguished career professor of computer science, can discuss electronic voting and Internet law and policy. Contact: Anne Watzman at 412-268-3830 or aw16@andrew.cmu.edu.

Marvin Sirbu, professor of engineering and public policy, can discuss telecommunications. Contact: Chriss Swaney at 412-268-5776 or swaney@andrew.cmu.edu.

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