LSU Experts Available to Speak about Russian Invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2022

BATON ROUGE – LSU faculty experts are available for media interviews about topics surrounding the Ukraine-Russia Crisis, such as:

  • What is happening in Ukraine and how will it affect the U.S. and Louisiana, specifically?
  • What will this mean for U.S. gas prices and cybersecurity?
  • What does this mean militarily?
  • Why now? What has been leading up to the aggression from Russia both in the region and globally?

LSU researchers available to speak on the Ukraine-Russia Crisis include:

Joseph Clare, Professor of Political Science
Contact: 225-578-2551 / 
Areas of expertise: International conflict, the linkage between domestic politics and foreign policy, strategic bargaining and US foreign policy. 

David Dismukes, Executive Director and Professor of LSU Center for Energy Studies
Contact: 225-578-4343 / 
Areas of expertise: Economic, statistical and public policy issues in energy and regulated industries.

Alexander Mikaberidze, Professor of History and Social Science
Contact: 318-795-2415 / 
Areas of expertise: Early modern history of Russia/Soviet Union and France as well as diplomatic history of Europe and the Middle East. 

Golden Richard, Professor of Computer Science
Contact: 225-578-2624/ 
Areas of expertise: Digital forensics, memory forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, operating systems, vulnerability analysis and exploit development.

Daniel Tirone, Professor of Political Science 
Contact: 225-578-2531 / 
Areas of expertise: Examination of how various types of foreign assistance influences economic growth, and civil conflicts. 

Meredith Veldman, Professor of History
Contact: 225-578-4413 /  
Areas of expertise: The fall of communism, end of the Cold War and making of a new Europe. 

Check back as this list will continue to be updated with more LSU experts. 

To schedule interviews contact: 

Ernie Ballard

Alison Satake

Abbi Rocha Laymoun


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