Who: American University public affairs, communications, and history experts

What:Available to comment on Boris Johnson’s request to suspend the UK parliament

When: Aug. 28 – Ongoing

Where: In studio, on campus, phone.

Experts Available:
Laura Beers, associate professor of history, researches modern Britain and the ways in which politics simultaneously influences and is shaped by cultural and social life, and the role of the mass media Beers has provided commentary about Brexit to numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post and The Atlantic.

Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs, is available to comment on politics in Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as women in national and state legislatures. She is the author of Religion and Politics in the Nineteenth Century: The Party Faithful in Ireland. Her op-eds on politics in Northern Ireland have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Voice of America and the Christian Science Monitor, and she has appeared on BBC radio and Monitor Radio. In addition, her writings on Northern Ireland appeared in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage and The Conversation

Carolyn Gallaher, professor at the School of International Service, is an expert on right-wing paramilitaries globally and far-right extremism in the US. She is the author of After the Peace: Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-Accord Northern Ireland, and On the Fault Line: Race, Class, and the American Patriot Movement. She has also written for The Public Eye, which tracks far right activism in the US. Her op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage and The Conversation.   

Garret Martin, a professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, can comment on a wide range of topics related to Brexit, European national politics, the European Union, U.S. and European foreign policy, and NATO. He is an editor-at-large at the Washington, D.C.-based European Institute and a board member at European Affairs. He has written widely on transatlantic relations, both in the field of history and contemporary affairs.

Filippo Trevisan joined American University's School of Communication in August 2015. After working as a reporter for Italy's largest private news agency in Rome, he completed his PhD and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. His research explores the impact of new media technologies on advocacy, activism, and political communication. He has offered commentary on Brexit for the BBC.