Cal State Fullerton Faculty Member Scott J. Spitzer Available to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis of the Israel–Hamas war

Scott J. Spitzer, associate professor of political science at Cal State Fullerton, can speak to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2023 Israel–Hamas war. Spitzer, who teaches the political science course “Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” can speak to the…

UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss the Escalating Israeli–Palestinian Crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2023) —Just before dawn on Saturday, Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip and that is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, launched a surprise attack on Israel. Since then,…

Judicial reform and protests in the Middle East; expert available to discuss political implications

Labor strikes and protests by Israeli military officers have decried moves by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu to overhaul the judiciary system, potentially reducing the power of the country’s Supreme Court. After firing a defense minister who opposed the overhaul last week, Netanyahu agreed to delay the judicial review for now.

New fossil discovery from Israel points to complicated evolutionary process

Analysis of recently discovered fossils found in Israel suggest that interactions between different human species were more complex than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including Binghamton University anthropology professor Rolf Quam.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: GW Experts Available

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2021)—The George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.  To schedule an interview with an expert, please contact GW Media Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-6460. Marc Lynch serves…


A new study in the journal Risk Analysis suggests that countries representing more than 80 percent of potential growth in low-carbon electricity demand—in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa—may lack the economic or institutional quality to deploy nuclear power to meet their energy needs. The authors suggest that if nuclear power is to safely expand its role in mitigating climate change, countries need to radically improve their ability to manage the technology.

SEHA, Mayo Clinic mark first anniversary of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City joint venture

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic are marking the first anniversary of their joint venture that launched and operates Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the United Arab Emirates’ largest hospitals providing care for patients with serious and complex medical conditions.

Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

WashU Expert: Soleimani killing likely unlawful

Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Iran following the Jan. 3 death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Many questions remain following the U.S. drone strike in Iraq and Iran’s posturing about potential retaliation. Chief among them: Was the strike legal?“Unless there is much more to the story than meets the eye, the answer seems to be no,” said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University in St.

University of Kentucky’s Ambassador Cavanaugh Available to Discuss Implications of U.S. Strike on Iran

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2020) — Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on escalating tensions in the Middle East. He is an expert on foreign policy.  Cavanaugh came to the University of Kentucky Patterson School of International Diplomacy following a…