Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

The University of Pennsylvania has a number of experts who can discuss the anniversary of September 11, 2001 from a variety of perspectives.

Carolyn Marvin

Frances Yates Professor of Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Marvin focuses on free speech issues, along with the ritual and symbolic aspects of political and campaign communication. 



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Victor Pickard

Associate Professor of Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Pickard can discuss how the news covers the presidential candidates and the commercial imperatives that encourage the media to focus on conflict, personality quirks and other superficial aspects. His research focuses on media policy, including bias, the digital divide, media ownership and support for public broadcasting. 



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Barbie Zelizer

Professor of Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Zelizer’s work focuses on the news media in times of crisis and war. She is the author of Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective Memory. She is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, and the Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication.



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Reynold Panettieri

Emeritus Professor of Medicine.
Perelman School of Medicine.
University of Pennsylvania.

Robert L. Mayock and David A. Cooper Professor of Medicine, Director, Airways Biology Initiative, and Deputy Director, Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology is an expert in the abnormalities in lung function and related breathing conditions in 9/11 workers and New York City residents who were exposed to environmental irritants as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center.



Jessica Mikulski | 215-349-8369 | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu


Edna Foa

Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry.
Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.
Perelman School of Medicine.
University of Pennsylvania.

Developed Prolonged Exposure cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for use in treating returning combat veterans, as well as by governments and private health facilities around the world. Named one of TIME Magazine's "TIME 100" for 2010, for her work on treating PTSD.



Kim Menard | 215-662-6183 | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu


Howard Stevenson

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

One of the nation’s leading authorities on effective parenting and African-American psychology, Dr. Stevenson can discuss how parents can talk to children about violence and tragedies. He can discuss behavioral indicators that a child might be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, youth resiliency and the psychological adjustment of children, adolescents and families, particularly after a horrific event.



Kat Stein | 215-898-9642 | katstein@gse.upenn.edu


Monroe E. Price

Adjunct Full Professor of Communication, Director, Center for Global Communication Studies.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Monroe E. Price has run "media strengthening" programs throughout the world, including the Middle East. He is the director of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. He directs the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London, and is the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


Jamal Elias

Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

Research interests focus on Islamic mystical thought and metaphysics, religion and material culture, popular culture in South Asia and Turkey, Qur'anic Studies. Teaches courses on history of Islamic civilization, Islamic Ethics and Islam and modernity.



Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@upenn.edu


Marwan M. Kraidy

The Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture Director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication.
Annenberg School for Communication.
University of Pennsylvania.

Fluent in Arabic and French, and conversant in Spanish, Marwan Kraidy is an expert in global communication and a specialist in Arab media and politics. He also researches the relationship between culture and geopolitics, global media industries, theories of identity and modernity, and the political symbolism of the human body in the public sphere. In 2016, Kraidy was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for his work on war machines in the age of global communication.



Julie Sloane | 215-746-1798 | jsloane@asc.upenn.edu


David Brownlee

Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

David Brownlee is a historian of modern architecture whose interests embrace a wide range of subjects in Europe and America, from the late eighteenth century to the present. After chairing the committees that proposed the reshaping of the University's undergraduate residences in 1997, he directed the implementation of a comprehensive system of College Houses and served as Director of the Office of College Houses and Academic Services for four years.



Ian Lustick

Professor of Political Science.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lustick is the author of Trapped in the War on Terror and has served as a consultant on Middle East affairs and national security to the White House under a number of administrations since Jimmy Carter. His present research focuses analysis of the fate of the “two state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, developing agent-based models for solving complex theoretical and forecasting problems, and understanding the dynamics and vulnerabilities of anti-authoritarian political cascades.



Jill DiSanto | 215-898-4820 | jdisanto@upenn.edu


Amanda Mott | 215-898-1422 | ammott@upenn.edu