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November 11th, 2004

Yasser Arafat

RICHARD DEKMEJIAN, professor of political science, is an expert in Middle East politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Contact: (213) 740-3619 (office) or dekmejia@usc.edu. LAURIE BRAND, professor of international relations, is an expert in Palestinian affairs, inter-Arab politics, Arab-Israeli peace efforts and the Middle Eastern political economy. Contact: (213) 740-3651 or brand@usc.edu.

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October 6th, 2004

Presidential Debate

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION THOMAS HOLLIHAN, professor of communication, can comment on the strategy behind the candidates’ messages, their communication styles and media coverage of the debates. Contact: (213) 740-3947 (office) or hollihan@usc.edu. MARTIN KAPLAN, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center, can discuss the presidential candidates’ communication style and campaign tactics. Contact: (213) 740-9945 (office) or martyk@usc.edu. […]

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September 16th, 2004

Open Enrollment Season: Health Care Finance

GLENN MELNICK, University of Southern California professor of health care finance, specializes in health insurance, managed care, public policy and consumer issues. He is also a senior economist and resident consultant for the RAND Corp. An experienced media source, Melnick can provide expert analysis and consumer advice on the following issues:

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September 2nd, 2004

Dismissal of Charges in Kobe Bryant Rape Case

MICHAEL BRENNAN, a clinical professor in the USC Law School and a criminal defense expert, can talk about both the criminal and civil cases involving Kobe Bryant. Contact: (213) 740-2527 or mbrennan@law.usc.edu. GREG KEATING, a professor in the USC Law School and an expert in civil procedure, can talk about the pending case between Kobe […]

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August 11th, 2004

Gay Marriage

DAVID CRUZ, USC law professor, is an expert on gay marriage and sexual orientation and the law. Contact: (213) 740-6830 (office) or dcruz@law.usc.edu. ALISON RENTELN, USC political science professor, is an expert on sexual orientation and the law, cultural defense and gay marriage. Contact: (626) 791-2612 (home), (626) 536-5963 (cell phone), (213) 740-3248 (office) or […]

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July 27th, 2004

Democratic National Convention

ELIZABETH GARRETT, law professor, can comment on whether the candidates are effectively communicating their messages, how the Democrats are handling the election issues and how the Republicans are responding. Contact: (213) 821-5438 (office), (310) 968-5398 (cell phone) or egarrett@law.usc.edu. THOMAS HOLLIHAN, professor of communication, can comment on the strategy behind the candidates’ messages, their communication […]

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June 29th, 2004

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn

After nearly a seven-year trek, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will arrive at Saturn on June 30, 2004 at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT. The first endeavor to orbit Saturn, this international cooperative mission plans a four-year tour of the planet, its rings, magnetosphere and icy moons, including Titan, the planet’s largest. DONALD SHEMANSKY, a professor of aerospace […]

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June 28th, 2004

Detainees, U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

U.S. SUPREME COURT LIMITS PRESIDENTIAL WARTIME POWERS, UPHOLDS DETAINEES’ RIGHT TO USE COURTS EDWIN SMITH, USC law professor, is an expert on democracy and national security. He is also an expert on war powers and foreign relations and international law. He served on the U.S. Department of State’s advisory commission on arms control and nonproliferation. […]

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June 14th, 2004

Pledge of Allegiance

ALISON RENTELN, USC political science professor, has an expertise in constitutional law. Contact: (213) 740-3248 (office), (626) 536-5963 (cell phone), (626) 791-2612 (home) or arenteln@usc.edu. JOHN CROSSLEY, USC associate professor of religion, has an expertise in church and state relations. Contact: (213) 740-0275 (office), (323) 222-7532 (home) or crossley@usc.edu. MICHAEL SHAPIRO, USC professor of law, […]

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June 9th, 2004

Reagan’s Life and Legacy

KEVIN STARR, USC history professor, can discuss Ronald Reagan’s legacy, communication style, popularity, governorship and presidency. Contact: (213) 821-2595 (office), (415) 563-3313 (home) or kstarr@usc.edu. BILL BOYARSKY, USC adjunct journalism professor, can discuss Reagan’s role in California politics and his ascension to the presidency. He is author of The Rise of Ronald Reagan, which looks […]

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