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George Washington University Experts Are Available to Speak on the Boston Marathon Bombings

George Washington University has experts available to talk about the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

To schedule an interview with the below experts, please contact Latarsha Gatlin at 202-994-5631 or

Frank Cilluffo
Associate Vice President and Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
Expertise: counterterrorism; intelligence; law enforcement and crisis management

Christian Beckner
Assistant Vice President and Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
Expertise: state and local role in law enforcement; federal response to threats and attacks; efforts to protect soft targets; homeland security budgets and grants

Peter Raven-Hansen
Co-director, National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program
Expertise: national security law and counter terrorism

Cory Welt
Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Expertise:Russian and Eurasian security; Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan); post-Soviet politics; ethnic conflict

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS
Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery
Expertise: trauma surgery, critical care, and rapid response systems

Richard Neville, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery
Expertise: amputation prevention and wound healing; limb loss and vascular surgery

Cynthia Rohrbeck
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Expertise: stress and coping in children and families; psychological and behavior reactions to the threat of terrorism

Olga Acosta Price, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health
Expertise: psychological impact for children watching media coverage; ways parents and teachers can identify children struggling with the impact of violence and mental health services guidance