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Oct. 4, 2017
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – First came Hurricane Irma. Then came Hurricane Maria. Then came the controversy over the U.S. administration’s response. The following Laurier experts are available to comment on the disaster and the political fallout.

Jeff Grischow, associate professor of history, is knowledgeable about Puerto Rico and its history. He teaches a course on the history of piracy, for which he has led students on field courses in Puerto Rico for the past two years. He is an expert in global history, African history and the history of international development. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x3347.

Barry Kay, associate professor of political science, is an expert on American politics, public opinion, elections and the politics of policy making. He has often commented on U.S. President Donald Trump. Contact: or 519-886-5668 or 416-324-8432 (weekends).

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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