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American University Experts Comment on the Situation in Syria

WHO:  American University experts
WHAT:  Experts from the School of International Service and the School of Public Affairs are available to comment on a broad range of issues related to the situation in Syria.

WHEN:  April 7, 2017 – ongoing
WHERE:  In–studio, on campus, via email or via telephone 
Background: In response to the deadly chemical weapons attack launched by the regime of Bashar Al-Assad, the U.S. launched airstrikes that targeted the airfields from which the attack was staged. American University experts are available to comment on the situation in Syria and President Trump’s policy in the region, the U.S. airstrikes, and other issues.

Gordon Adams, professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, has published widely on defense and national security policy, the defense policy process, and national security budgets. He is often sought by national and international media outlets to comment on U.S. national security policy.

Nora Bensahel, distinguished scholar-in-residence in the School of International Service, is a widely published expert on issues related to national security, defense, and foreign policy.

Chris Edelson, assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs, is the author of Power without Constraint: The Post 9/11 Presidency and National Security. He is available to discuss issues of presidential national security authority, Congress's role regarding national security and the use of military force, among other topics.

Doga Eralp, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, is a scholar-practitioner of international conflict resolution. His work focuses on international conflict, culture, human rights, collective memory, international development and democratization. The author of "Politics of the European Union in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Between Conflict and Democracy" and "Turkey as a Mediator: Stories of Success and Failure," Eralp has served as a consultant to numerous international organizations including the World Bank and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

Jordan Tama, assistant professor in the School of International Service, is an expert on the congressional bipartisanship and foreign policy and is currently working on a book “Bipartisanship in a Polarized Age: When Democrats and Republicans Cooperate on U.S. Foreign Policy”. He also specializes in foreign policy and national security strategy; terrorism; the intelligence community; and the presidency and U.S. Congress.”