Monthly Archives: April 2011

President Trump?

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Donald Trump is currently tied for second in the list of possible GOP presidential contenders for 2012. Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social science at Boston University, is an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency, as well as a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. […]

French military ambition

France finds itself involved in three conflicts around the world: Afghanistan, Libya, and the Ivory Coast. Boston University international relations professor William Keylor is the author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” and an authority on the history of modern France. He offers his view on France’s new found military ambition: […]

Federal shutdown likely?

The White House and GOP continue their attempts to avoid a federal government shutdown scheduled for midnight on Friday. Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s  College of Communication, is a former executive editor of the Miami Herald and an expert American politics. He spoke with NECN and weighed in on who he feels is the […]

Mark Williams: Impact of rising gas prices on businesses

Mark Williams, Master Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at Boston University’s School of Management, discusses how rising oil and gas prices impact industries and businesses including travel, transportation, and gas stations themselves. This is the first installment of a continuing series on gas prices.

Obama to run for second-term

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on President Obama’s announcement to run for a second term. Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences; Expert on modern American politics and culture, American foreign policy, and the American presidency; Regular contributor to PoliticoArena. Contact 617-353-4785, Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication; […]

Mark Williams on Bloomberg TV: Fed transparency

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Just in time for baseball season: BU professor’s new book chronicles when the Red Sox ruled

As the new Major League Baseball season gets underway, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University, talks about his new book, When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty 1912 – 1918 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Inc.).  The book, which highlights such iconic players as Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, “Smokey” Joe Wood […]