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  • Ed Hirs

    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.
  • Brandon Rottinghaus

    POLITICS

    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.
  • Emran El-Badawi

    MIDDLE EAST & ISLAM

    Assistant professor of Arabic language and literature and director the Arabic Program: 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.
  • Catherine Horn

    SECONDARY EDUCATION

    Catherine Horn has research interests in K-12 high-stakes testing as well as college readiness, access and admissions, particularly related to traditionally under-represented students. Horn also studies teacher preparation and teacher quality.
  • Jessica Roberts

    GENETICS & HEALTH LAW

    Director of the Health Law and Policy Institute and a George Butler Research Professor: Jessica Roberts specializes in health law, disability law, and genetics and the law. Roberts' research centers at the intersection of health law, ethics, and social justice.
  • Geoffrey Hoffman

    IMMIGRATION

    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.
  • Seth Chandler

    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.

  • Fleming

    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.
  • Art Conklin

    CYBERSECURITY

    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. 

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