Monthly Archives: March 2011

William Keylor comments on allies and Libya

Boston University international relations professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” offers the following historical perspective on the allied efforts in Libya: “The Hobson’s choice Obama faces seems to be a simple one. Either run the operation unilaterally, and incur the resentment of Arab countries and the strong […]

The (Food) Dating Game; Joan Salge Blake offers insight into determining food safety

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, reacts to today’s announcement of the dismissal of the Boston Public School’s longtime director of food and nutrition services.  The dismissal was sparked by Boston Councilor at Large John R. Connolly‘s surprise investigative visits to BPS cafeterias earlier […]

Experts available to comment on Libya

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight into the current situation in Libya, also known as Operation Odyssey Dawn. Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: A Short History” Contact 617-358-7808,, Twitter @arnorton Charles […]

William Grimes on NECN: Economic impact of Japanese earthquake

William Grimes, chairman of the International Relations Department at Boston University, appeared on NECN’s “This Week in Business” offering his perspective on the economic situation and impact of the Japanese earthquake. “The big parts of the disruption have to do with supply chain issues and electrical power generation, in terms of the country as a […]

Merry White on Fox & Friends discussing the role culture plays in the aftermath of a tragedy

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U.S. future in Afghanistan

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan, a specialist in international security with extensive government service in political and military planning (especially NATO), offers his view on the U.S. future in Afghanistan. His comments come as General David Petraeous testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “They’re right and we’re wrong.  We’ve done about all […]

Mark Williams on Fox Business News: The future of nuclear energy in the wake of Japan’s earthquake

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Another test of disaster preparedness in the Pacific Rim

Enrique Silva, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator in City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, offers the following insight into what the aftermath of today’s earthquake in Japan will be for the Pacific Rim and the impact of disaster preparedness and response systems: “Together with the February New Zealand earthquake, the earthquake and […]

Japan after the earthquake – a cultural expert’s view

Boston University anthropology professor Merry White, an authority on Japanese culture and society, offers the following cultural view of the earthquake in Japan and its aftermath: “This event will have a profound effect. Japan is no stranger to calamities and disaster has special, if not unique, meaning there. People have been waiting for The Big One, […]

Experts available to comment on Japan earthquake, tsunami

The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert commentary, analysis and insight on the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan early this morning, as well as the economic, political, and cultural impact on the country. Colleen Dalton, Assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences; Investigates the structure of the Earth’s interior using seismic waves […]