Sept. 7, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Faculty members from several schools at The Catholic University of America are available to comment on stories related to the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the effects they have had on the United States and the world. For assistance in reaching experts, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600 .
  • Joseph Capizzi , associate professor of moral theology, can comment on religious attitudes toward terror and security, peace and war. Contact Capizzi at .
  • William Dinges , professor of religious studies, can comment on relating religion to the tragedies of Sept. 11 and resulting broader social and cultural trends in American society. Contact Dinges at or 202-319-6890 .
  • Nicholas Dujmovic, visiting professor of intelligence studies, can comment on changes that have occurred in the United States intelligence community - specifically the CIA, where he served for 26 years. More particularly, he can address the changes in the CIA's operations, organizational culture, and service to presidents. Having served as historian for the CIA's Memorial Wall, he can also speak to the toll the war on terror has taken in terms of the lives lost within the CIA. Contact Dujmovic at or 202-319-5272
  • Zion Evrony, visiting assistant professor of politics, and theology and religious studies, served as the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican from 2012 to 2016. He can address the role of religion in war as well as the Middle East, Israel, and the peace process. To arrange an interview with Evrony, contact the marketing and communications office.
  • Maryann Cusimano Love , professor of international relations, was teaching a class on terrorism at the Pentagon in the fall of 2001. Car troubles kept her from class on Sept. 11. (Read more in this U.S. Catholic story. She is available to comment on the government's foreign policy response to terrorism - how we are safer today and in what ways we are less safe. She can address how the government is better engaging with religious actors in world politics, and where challenges still remain. Love visited Iraq earlier this year to study how the Catholic Church is responding to wars in Iraq and Syria, refugees, genocide, religious persecution, and peacebuilding and reconciliation. Contact Love at .
  • Chad Pecknold , associate professor of theology, can comment on the impact of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on religion in American society and politics. Contact Pecknold at .
  • Antonio Perez , professor of law, was a State Department lawyer before Sept. 11 working on counter-terrorism and international criminal law. He can address these topics, as well as UN legal issues related to use of force. He has written about and taught constitutional law relating to war powers and the role of international law in U.S. courts. Contact Perez at 703-850-5764 .
  • Monsignor Stephen Rossetti , research associate professor of theology, teaches on the role priests and religion can play in large-scale disasters. Monsignor Rossetti is a licensed psychologist and has dealt with large-scale tragedies including Hurricane Katrina. He is a past president of the Saint Luke Institute, a Catholic organization dedicated to psychological, spiritual, and physical care for clergy and religious. Contact Monsignor Rossetti at .
MEDIA: To schedule an interview, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600 .