West Virginia University has three faculty members available to comment on issues surrounding the recent death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden following a U.S. security operation in Pakistan.

R. Scott Crichlow is a political science associate professor who teaches and conducts research on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, political psychology and Middle Eastern politics. He can be reached by calling 304-293-3811, ext. 5288 or via e-mail at scott.crichlow@mail.wvu.edu

Lawrence Nichols is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology who teaches on the sociology behind terrorism, including causes and socio-cultural contexts as well as future trends. His SocA 345 course on terrorism discusses terrorist theories and prevention policies. He can be reached by calling 304-293-5801, ext. 1630 or via e-mail at larry.nichols@mail.wvu.edu

Tom Witt, associate dean of research and outreach for the College of Business and Economics director of the Bureau of Business & Economic Research, can share his memories of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Witt was attending the National Association of Business and Economics conference in New York City when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. He is available at 304-293-7835 or tom.witt@mail.wvu.edu


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