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Experts available on Japanese earthquake, tsunami and aftermath

Uplink facility located on SMU campus for live TV, radio, or online interviews

March 14, 2011

SMU experts are prepared to offer insights and analysis into the evolving situation in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. They may be interviewed live on TV and radio using SMU's studio, as well as by phone or e-mail. Contact SMU News and Communications for assistance.

EXPERIENCING THE EARTHQUAKE
William Tsutsui SMU Dedman College Dean William M. Tsutsui was in Tokyo when the earthquake struck as part of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation. The delegation seeks to further relations between the United States and Japan. Dr. Tsutsui is a nationally recognized scholar in modern Japanese business and economic history whose books examine topics such as Japanese banking policy and management. Read his blog.
IMPACT ON ENERGY MARKETS
Bruce Bullock Bruce Bullock, 
director of SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute in the Cox School of Business, is available to discuss the impact of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on international oil markets. More about Bruce Bullock.
EARTHQUAKE EXPERT
Brian Stump

Brian Stump is an SMU seismologist and chairman of IRIS, a national university consortium funded by the National Science Foundation that works with the USGS to manage global earthquake data.  More about Brian Stump's research

MONITORING THE PACIFIC
James Quick Dr. James Quick, associate vice president for research and dean of graduate studies, joined SMU after a 25-year scientific career with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Quick leads a two-year, volcano monitoring project in the Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands. More about James Quick