Brandon Rottinghaus can address the presidency, political scandal, media and political communication, public opinion, Latino voters and Texas politics. He is also the co-founding designer of the Presidential Proclamations Project at the University of Houston, an online resource documenting presidential use of unilateral powers through executive proclamation.
GRIEF & LOSS
Rheeda Walker, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston and director of the Culture, Risk, and Resilience Lab can talk about how Americans handle grief. "We have to be careful to be supportive and not rush to pathologize the grief process.”
ENERGY, OIL & GAS
Ed Hirs is an energy economist and can discuss energy markets, energy policy including taxes and tariffs, and a range of issues related to oil and gas production, as well as the ways in which energy prices affect the broader economy.
MIDDLE EAST & ISLAM
Associate professor and program director of Middle Eastern Studies: Emran El-Badawi is available to discuss Islam, ISIS, Middle East politics and history, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. His research areas include Arab intellectual history, early Islamic history and Qur’anic studies.
Jim Granato is executive director of the Hobby School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science. He can speak to a wide range of topics surrounding American politics, political economy (monetary policy issues) and public policy.
Geoffrey Hoffman is available to discuss range of issues related to immigration policy. He heads the UH Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center and specializes in immigration-related federal court litigation, deportation defense and asylum cases.
Art Conklin has expertise in security for critical infrastructure, with previous work involving water, utilities and oil and gas delivery. He is director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education and the author of six books associated with information security.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Seth Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law, specializes in insurance law and related fields such as health law, economic analysis of law and contract drafting. Chandler is the author a blog chronicling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He can give perspective on Congressional efforts to repeal and replace the ACA.
PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS & HEROIN
Marc Fleming, assistant professor of pharmaceutical health outcomes and policy, is an expert on prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and has analyzed data from the Texas PDMP to identify areas of aberrant behavior to best determine where state resources regarding addiction treatment are most needed.