UCLA faculty experts advisory: Surviving Boston bombing suspect being questioned

The surviving suspect in the April 15 bombing attack at the Boston Marathon is in custody and is being questioned about his motives. Dzhokar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police, are ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia a decade ago. UCLA has experts.
 
BOMB ATTACKS | BACKGROUND
 
Jeffrey Simon, a political science lecturer, is a security consultant who researches and teaches courses on terrorism and security. He is an authority on terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
Daniel Treisman, professor of political science, is an expert on Russian and Chechen history and politics. The author of "After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia," he teaches courses on the political and economic systems of Russia and Eastern Europe and the political economy of reform.
Media contact:
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
James Gelvin, professor of history, is an an authority on Islamic extremism and an expert on the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East.
Media contact:
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
Khaled Abou El Fadl, professor of law, is a leading authority on Islamic law, extremism and human rights.
Media contact:
Lauri Gavel | 310-206-2611 | gavel@law.ucla.edu
 
PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTACKS
 
Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, focuses on the ways in which children deal with stress following disasters.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Emanuel Maidenberg, a psychologist at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, is an expert on the stress and anxiety caused by man-made and natural disasters.
Media contact:
Mark Wheeler | 310-794-2265 | mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Vickie Mays, professor of psychology, is a clinical psychologist with expertise on the impact of disasters. She has been researched disaster preparedness and recovery in New Orleans and is a trained member of the Los Angeles Community Emergency Response Team.
Contact:
mays@ucla.edu or 310-206-5159

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