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June 3, 2004

ADVISORY

Experts available for D-Day-related coverage and features

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The 60th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday includes a large gathering of international leaders in Normandy with past and present wars high on the agenda.

President Bush will meet with European leaders and make a major address as presidents Reagan and Clinton did during previous Normandy anniversaries. D-Day changed Europe and its repercussions continue to be felt today. The University of Michigan has many experts who can discuss such issues. They include:

• Jonathan Marwil, history lecturer, is an expert on modern Europe and war, particularly wars of the 20th century. He has done research and writing on the valorization, memorialization and representation of war. He studies and teaches about military and impact of war on society. He can be reached at (734) 763-2049 or jmarwil@umich.edu. For more on Marwil, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=876

• David Fitzpatrick, a visiting professor of history and an expert on military history, has twice visited Normandy. He has also specialized in modern U.S. history. He will be available for interviews through the D-Day anniversary weekend. To arrange a phone interview with Fitzpatrick, call Joe Serwach at (734) 647-1844 or (313) 485-0531.

• Brian Porter, associate history professor, has taught the history of both World War I and World War II as well as European history. When teaching about World War II, he focuses on the way it shaped the lives of those who experienced it and how it emerged from and altered broader patterns in European culture. He can be reached at (734) 764-6803 or baporter@umich.edu. For more on Porter, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=614

• J. David Singer, political science professor emeritus, is an expert on war, international conflict, disarmament and foreign policy. He can be reached at (734) 763-6590. For more on Singer, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=699

 

Contact: Joe Serwach
Phone: (734) 647-1844
E-mail: jserwach@umich.edu
or
Contact: Jared Wadley
Phone: (734) 936-7819
E-mail: jwadley@umich.edu