Posts by: Jo Breiner

Greek bailout delayed

Officials of the European Union have announced they will delay making a decision on an $11 billion installment of a bailout loan to Greece until October. International relations professor Vivien Schmidt is a long-time EU watcher and author of Policy Change and Discourse in Europe. She offers the following comment: “This is a very dangerous […]

Campaign 2012: Elizabeth Warren enters Massachusetts Senate race

Fred Bayles, director of the State House Program, offers his analysis on Elizabeth Warren as a candidate in the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. Contact Bayles at 617-353-7736; fbayles@bu.edu

Jacqueline Kennedy recordings

Recently released audio recordings of Jacqueline Kennedy reveal candid comments by the former first lady about her husband, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other issues facing the country in the early 1960′s. Tom Whalen, a professor of social science, is an expert on American politics and the American presidency. He is also the […]

President Obama’s jobs speech

The following Boston University experts are available to comment on President Obama’s jobs speech: Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics, an expert on macroeconomics and fiscal and monetary policy. He is the author of Jimmy Stewart Is Dead: Ending the World’s Ongoing Financial Plague With Limited Purpose Banking. He is also a regular contributor to Bloomberg […]

Campaign 2012: The Rick Perry surge

Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to lead in the polls since entering the GOP field of presidential candidates. Boston University social science professor Tom Whalen, an expert in American politics and the American presidency, gives his view on what Perry’s surge means: “I think the Perry surge is more about Mitt Romney dropping the ball […]

Experts available to comment on political issues

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight on political issues facing America: Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science and an expert on American politics and the American presidency; Regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 978-888-3131; tjw64@comcast.net. Graham Wilson, chair of the Department of Political Science […]

Campaign 2012: Who needs a strong showing in GOP debate?

Graham Wilson, chair of the Department of Political Science, and Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science, give their views on which GOP presidential candidate needs a strong showing in this week’s GOP debate to be held at the Reagan Library. Contact Wilson at 617-523-2540; gkwilson@bu.edu. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@comcast.net.

Warren Buffett to invest $5 billion in Bank of America

Shares of Bank of America immediately jumped 13 percent after the announcement that Berkshire Hathaway, owned by Warren Buffett, will invest $5 billion in BofA. Cornelius Hurley, director of BU’s Center for Finance, Policy & Law and Mark Williams, master lecturer in finance at BU’s School of Management, are available to offer commentary, analysis and […]

N. Korean nuclear moratorium

During a summit meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il announced that his country is ready to impose a moratorium on nuclear missile tests. William Keylor, an international relations professor and author of A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945, offers the following comment: “Once again, the North Korean […]

Campaign 2012: The Massachusetts Senate race

Fred Bayles, director of the State House Program, offers his early analysis on the 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. Contact Bayles at 617-353-7736; fbayles@bu.edu