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Experts available on impeachment, Syria and other world events

Northwestern faculty are available to discuss what's happening in the world this week

An impeachment inquiry. Unrest in Syria. The escalating trade war in China. An impending election. The world is a busy place for news these days, but Northwestern University has you covered with faculty members who can provide expert insights for all of your developing stories.

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Experts listed below are available by email and/or phone. Northwestern also has professional television and ISDN radio studios on campus, available for remote broadcast interviews.

On the impeachment inquiry:

jon marshall2Jon Marshall is the author of “Watergate’s Legacy and the Press: The Investigative Impulse.” He is a professor of journalism whose areas of expertise include the history of investigative reporting and the relationship between presidents and the media. He can be reached at or at 847-846-1677. 


sorensen juliet law2Juliet Sorensen is a clinical professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law who can discuss issues related to impeachment and Rudy Giuliani. From 2003-2010, Sorensen was an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, focusing on fraud and public corruption. She can be reached at


Gans Morse JordanJordan Gans-Morse is professor of political science who can comment on Ukraine-related matters. Gans-Morse’s primary expertise is the former Soviet Union, focusing on corruption, the rule of law, property rights and political and economic transitions. He can be reached at


On the geopolitical impact of Turkey’s invasion into Syria:

ianhurdIan Hurd is a professor of political science, whose areas of expertise include organization theory and international institutions, the politics of legitimacy at the United Nations, U.N. reform, labor standards and the International Criminal Court. He can be reached for comment at or 847-491-4847.

On the trade war between the U.S. and China:

phil braunPhillip Braun is a clinical professor of finance at Kellogg School of Management, whose areas of expertise include emerging market economies and financial markets. He can be reached by contacting Molly Lynch at

On the 2020 election:

tillery alvin politicsAlvin Tillery is professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy. His areas of expertise are in the fields of American politics and political theory, specifically American political development, racial and ethnic politics and media and politics. He can be reached at