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FAU Experts Regarding Haiti, Earthquake

            BOCA RATON, FL (January 13, 2010) –Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss issues surrounding the earthquake in Haiti, as well as issues regarding the country’s economy and politics, including:

  • Dr. Aimee Kanner is an assistant professor of political science.  Kanner’s interests include comparative politics and international relations, particularly in the areas of Haiti, Europe and Latin America.  She can be reached at 561-297-3211 (office) or 561-756-3888 (cell) or

  • Dr. Yan Yong is a professor and associate chair of civil, environmental and geomatics engineering.  Yong’s interests include earthquake engineering, random vibrations, structural dynamics and wave propaganda in solids.  He can be reached at 561-297-3445 (office) or

For more information on FAU’s faculty experts, contact Lisa Freed, FAU’s assistant director of media relations, at 561-297-3022 or

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