Monthly Archives: February 2011

Experts available for analysis on Egypt

The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert analysis, commentary and insight on the current situation in Egypt: Charles Dunbar, International relations professor; Former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Contact 617-353-5633,     Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

The Sodium Shakedown… The recently released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans made a bold recommendation: The American public should starting ratcheting down the sodium in their diet to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and many individuals should consume a mere 1,500 milligrams (mg) or the amount found in 2/3 teaspoon of salt. Currently, Americans, on […]

Yemen president won’t seek re-election

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2013. Boston University international relations professor Charles Dunbar is a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. He offers the following view of this current development in the Middle East. “I am skeptical that President Saleh will not seek reelection. He and […]

The Joseph Vacher Trial: Forensic Science’s First OJ Case!

It might not be the drama of the OJ Simpson case that drew us in for weeks on end as we waited to see if the gloves fit.  But if televisions were around in the 1890s, viewers might have tuned into watch the 1898 trial of serial killer Joseph Vacher, who had confessed to nearly […]

Capital control restrictions

More than 250 economists have signed a letter urging the Obama administration to rethink capital-control restrictions. International relations professor Kevin Gallagher, one of the signers of the letter, writes in a Guardian commentary that “for better or worse, trade policy is back in style.” “The economists should be listened to: US trade treaties should not […]