Ian Lustick to Speak at Bioterrorism Symposium, Sept. 10

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 9, 2005

WHO:  Ian Lustick, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania

Larry M. Bush, chief of infectious disease at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

Laurie Garrett, Newsday medical and science writer

WHAT: Bioterrorism: Preparedness and Public Policy Symposium

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2005

WHERE: Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education at Lankenau Hospital, 100 Lancaster Avenue, in Wynnewood, Pa.

Dr. Lustick will address the topic "Bioterrorism: Looming Threat or Convenient Political Construct" at 10:30 a.m.  Following his presentation he will participate in a panel discussion with Ms. Garrett and Dr. Bush beginning at 11:20 am.

Dr. Lustick is a scholar of American foreign policy, Middle East politics and ethnopolitical conflict.  He is associate director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Penn and has been a consultant on Middle East affairs and national security issues for President Carter and every administration since then.

His presentation is part of a conference for physicians and healthcare professionals and others interested in the threat of bioterrorism and governmental response and public policy related to bioterrorism.