Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weekly roundup of quotes by BU experts: July 24 – July 29

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 24 – July 29: Field position – Putnam assumes key sponsorship at Gillette Stadium, raising its profile (Boston Globe): “It’s a perceptional investment. There are lots of ancillary things that can come out of it.” Christopher Cakebread, Assistant Professor of Advertising, College of […]

Massachusetts prepares for Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadline

With the Aug. 2 deadline looming on the debt ceiling crisis, Massachusetts officials are drafting an emergency plan to ensure that the state will be able to pay their bills. The following Boston University experts are available to comment: Fred Bayles, Associate Professor of Journalism at BU’s College of Communication. An expert on Massachusetts politics, […]

Thomas Whalen on site of Bill Russell statue

In response to a recent column in The Boston Herald, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of Dynasty’s End: Bill Russell and the 1968 – 69 World Champion Boston Celtics (Northeastern University Press), discusses why he believes a statue of Celtics legend and civil rights activist, Bill Russell, should […]

Karzai on future US relations

Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the new U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, and outlined his conditions for a long-term “strategic partnership” between the two countries, saying a deal will be made only if the U.S. meets the Afghan conditions. Boston University journalism professor Nick Mills, the author of “Karzai: The Failing American Intervention […]

Experts available to comment on debt ceiling debate

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the debt ceiling debate: Cornelius Hurley, a professor in the School of Law, is the Director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors.  He is also a regular contributor to […]

IMF issues warning to US on debt crisis

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that the US take urgent action in raising the debt ceiling, adding that a credit downgrade could damage the global economy. Kevin Gallagher, an associate professor of international relations at Boston University, is an expert on global and economic policy. His article, “Why the US must raise […]

NFL owners, players reach agreement

The Associated Press is reporting that a collective bargaining agreement has been reached between NFL owners and players, ending the 136-day old lockout. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight: Michael Harper, a professor at BU’s School of Law, is a leading authority in the area of labor and […]

Weekly roundup of BU expert quotes: July 18 – July 22

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 18 – July 22: Bailout in Greece After a deal, only more challenges (New York Times): “This is the Europeanization of the Greek debt. Everyone prefers to have Europe as their counterparty rather than Greece.” Perry Mehrling, visiting professor, School of Law, and […]

Pentagon set to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Pentagon is set to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan, a former U.S. Naval Academy graduate who also taught there, offers the following comment: “I think we should be prepared for a spate of inconsequential or even frivolous stories about what happens when the policy is […]

Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman resigns

The campaign manager for GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has resigned. Communications director Matt David will become the new campaign manager. Boston University professor Tom Whalen, an expert in American politics, is available to comment on what this means for the Huntsman campaign. Contact Tom at 978-888-3131 or