Foreign policy, peace studies experts available to comment on attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya, Egypt
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available for analysis and commentary on Tuesday's attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compounds in Egypt and Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stephens. A Marine unit has now been dispatched to Libya to increase security of U.S. personnel in Libya.
Dr. James Meernik is a professor of political science and a faculty member in UNT's Peace Studies program. Meernik researches post-conflict security, transitional justice, U.S. foreign policy and international criminal tribunals. He is the author of The Political Use of Military Force in U.S. Foreign Policy and U.S. Foreign Policy and Regime Instability and co-editor of Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in Post-War Societies: Sustaining the Peace. Meernik is a former associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and has published extensively in that journal and in Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of Conflict Resolution and other professional journals.
Meernik may be reached by cell phone at 940-367-3727 or at James.Meernik@unt.edu.
Dr. J. Michael Greig is an associate professor of political science and also a faculty member in the Peace Studies program who researches conflict management and international conflict. He is the co-author of the newly published International Mediation and has published many articles in Conflict Management & Peace Science, International Interactions, Journal of Peace Research and other professional journals.
Greig may be reached by cell phone at 940-372-0964 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Nancy Stockdale is an associate professor of history with expertise in contemporary issues facing Middle Eastern nations. She regularly teaches a course of modern history of the Middle East and will discuss Islam and why a film created by an Israeli filmmaker living in California would lead to attacks against U.S. diplomatic compounds by Muslims.
Stockdale may be reached at 940-565-4209 or email@example.com.