San Francisco State experts available on war,
peace and Iraq
American foreign policy
Andrew Hanami, professor of international relations, is an authority
on U.S. foreign policy and its implications. Hanami teaches a course
on war and strategy, which examines issues such as modern military tactics
and weapons technology.
Ambassador David Fischer, SFSU's Diplomat in Residence, has more than
30 years experience in foreign affairs including working in a variety
of positions in the State Department. Fischer, who has expertise on
the role intelligence agencies play in war, last year developed a new
course at SFSU on terrorism and international politics.
Jerry Combs, professor of history, is an authority on the history of
American foreign policy and America's military history. Combs can discuss
America's foreign policy strategy during times of war.
Sophie Clavier, a lecturer in international relations, is an expert
on international affairs, especially regarding issues of war and peace.
Clavier teaches a course on world law, which covers international law
and conflict resolution.
Intentional relations lecturer Glenn Fieldman closely follows U.S.
foreign policy. Her research includes the politics of Eastern European
countries and political economy.
Iraq and the Middle East
Sanjoy Banerjee, associate professor of international relations, studies
the rise of the Taliban and political issues in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Banerjee is also knowledgeable about U.S. foreign policy and the Middle
Marshall Windmiller, professor emeritus of international relations,
is a veteran analyst of political issues of the Middle East. Windmiller,
who spent 45 years on the faculty at SFSU before retiring in 1994, closely
follows events in Iraq and the Middle East.
Dwight Simpson, professor of international relations, is a scholar
on the history of conflicts in the Middle East. For many years he has
taught a popular course on the political, cultural, economic and military
aspects of the Middle East.
Islamic history and culture
Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history, is an authority on
the history of the Islamic world and, current political and cultural
trends. Behrooz created SFSU's two-part class on the history of the
Islamic world from the years 500-1500 and 1500 to today.
Minoo Moallem, chair and assistant professor of women studies, is an
expert on issues of women and Islamic fundamentalism and feminist movements
in the Middle East among Muslims, and Iranian cultural politics.
The United Nations
JoAnn Aviel, chair of the Department of International Relations, is
an expert on the workings of the United Nations and the role of the
UN inspectors. Aviel, an authority on foreign policy analysis, heads
up SFSU's Model United Nations Program, which also allows students to
examine major issues facing the United Nations.
War and peace
Lecturer Ann Robertson studies political philosophy and human rights
around the world in SFSU's Department of Philosophy, which houses the
University's Global Peace Studies Program. She can discuss how America's
political stance is viewed globally.
War, the President, Congress
Robert Smith, professor of political science, studies the workings
of the Office of President and Congress. Smith can discuss issues facing
President Bush and Congress concerning war with Iraq and how past presidents
have dealt with war.
War and the economy
Betty Blecha, professor of economics, is an authority on the workings
of the U.S. economy. Blecha also can discuss how war with Iraq could
affect current economic conditions in the United States and throughout
Charlie Haase, assistant professor of economics, can provide analysis
on how war with Iraq could affect the economy and business cycles. Haase
also is an expert on money and the banking system.
Free speech and civil liberties
Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, is an expert on political communication. An analyst of political speeches and debates, Tuman's current class on political communications has been examining White House attempts to build support. Tuman can be reached at (415) 338-1813 (work), (510) 834-2294 (home), (510) 326-5254 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Graham, chair of the political science department, is an authority on civil liberties and constitutional issues facing Americans. Graham's research has looked at how measures to protect Americans from terrorist acts affect the rights of individuals. Graham can be reached at (415) 338-7044 (work) or email@example.com.
Media and the war
John Burks, chair of the journalism department, can discuss aspects
of reporters working with the military to cover the war. Burks, a former
Newsweek correspondent and former managing editor of Rolling Stone magazine,
follows media coverage of major events.
Rick Houlberg, professor of broadcast and electronic communication
arts, has studied broadcast coverage of wars and how coverage has changed
since the Vietnam War. Houlberg, a Vietnam veteran himself, is an expert
on television news production.
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