University of New Hampshire Experts Available To Discuss London Terrorist Attack
University Officials In Contact With Students Studying In United Kingdom

Contact: Kim Billings

Lori Wright

July 7, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. – Two University of New Hampshire professors are available to discuss today’s terrorist attack in London.

Thomas Trout, professor of political science, is an expert in terrorism, foreign policy, security policy, intelligence and international relations. He can be reached at 603-431-8709.

Andrew Macpherson, research assistant professor of justice studies and a graduate of the London School of Economics, is an expert in terrorism and cyber terrorism. His can be reached at 603-859-0731.

Several UNH students are preparing for summer study abroad as part of UNH Cambridge Summer Program. Two UNH professors coordinating the program, Margaret-Love Denman, associate professor of English, and Andrew Merton, professor of English, are in Cambridge in preparation for classes to begin Monday, July 11. The program has enrolled 56 students, including 33 UNH students.

According to university officials, the professors have assessed the safety issues at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University where the students will be residing and have determined that the program will proceed as planned. The university’s London Program at Regent’s College is on the academic year cycle and is not in session. UNH is in the process of contacting the participants of the Cambridge and London programs to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about the status of the programs.

In addition, the Center for International Education has confirmed that two UNH students studying in London this summer on UNH-approved programs are safe.

Inquiries regarding the status of UNH students studying in the United Kingdom should be directed to Ted Kirkpatrick, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and director of Justiceworks, at 603-862-2062.