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March 17, 2003

San Francisco State University faculty experts on war with Iraq are now available to provide analysis of President Bush's national address tonight. The SFSU scholars, who have all said they would be watching President Bush's speech, have expertise in areas such as American foreign policy analysis, the office of the President and Congress during times of war and commentary of national political speeches. For additional assistance, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (415) 338-1665.

Sanjoy Banerjee, associate professor of international relations, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Banerjee has studied the rise of the Taliban and political issues in Afghanistan and Iraq. Banerjee can be reached

JoAnn Aviel, chair of the Department of International Relations, is an expert on the workings of the United Nations and the role of the U.N. inspectors. Aviel, an authority on foreign policy analysis, heads up SFSU's Model United Nations Program. Aviel can be reached at .

Joe Tuman, professor of speech and communication studies, is an expert on political communication. An analyst of political speeches, Tuman can help explain the significance of President Bush's national address on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Tuman can be reached at .

Robert Smith, professor of political science, can discuss issues facing President Bush and Congress concerning war with Iraq and how past presidents have dealt with war. Smith can be reached at

Jerry Combs, professor of history, is an authority on the history of American foreign policy and America's military history. Combs can discuss America's foreign policy strategy during times of war. Combs can be reached at

Sophie Clavier, lecturer in international relations, is an expert on international affairs, especially regarding issues of war and peace. Clavier teaches a course on world law, which covers international law and conflict resolution. Clavier can also talk about the French government's stance opposing America's plans for war. Clavier can be reached at

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