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SMU Experts: Turmoil in the Middle East

February 24, 2011

turmoil in the middle eastTurmoil in the Middle East is causing the price of oil to rise sharply and leading to sticker shock at the gas pump for many Americans. SMU experts on the oil industry, the Middle East and consumers stand ready to provide expert commentary for stories on these issues. They may be contact by phone or e-mail, or may be interviewed live using the fully equipped SMU News Studio. Contact SMU News and Communications by e-mail or at 214-768-7650 for assistance.

International Relations Experts
Robert Jordan is a Diplomat-in-Residence at the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University Robert Jordan, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an expert on Saudi Arabia and the current upheaval in the Middle East. A Diplomat-in-Residence at SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, he was recently interviewed by Bloomberg Television Live about the situation in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
Seyom Brown Seyom Brown is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security at SMU and a respected expert on international relations and foreign policy. He has held senior research and policy analysis positions at the RAND Corporation and the Brookings Institution, and has served as a Special Assistant to the Director of Policy Planning in the Department of State.
Sticker Shock at the Gas Pump - How High Will Prices Go?
Bruce Bullock Bruce Bullock is director of the Maguire Energy Institute in SMU's Cox School of Business. The Institute fosters the study of management, marketing and policy issues related to the energy industry. Bullock frequently provides expertise on oil, gas and other energy industries.
Michael Cox Michael Cox, Ph.D., is director of SMU's O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, which studies the impact of competitive market forces on freedom and prosperity in the global economy. He is the author of numerous op-ed articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Investor's Business Daily.
Bernard Weinstein Bernard Weinstein, Ph.D., is an economist and associate director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute. His expertise on energy-related issues and public policy has been used by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and many regional newspapers and magazines.