10 years later: The War on Terror

Professor Voices wraps up its “10 Years Later” series with Andrew Bacevich who takes a look at how the War on Terror has evolved in the 10 years since September 11th and where we are now.

Contact Bacevich at 617-358-0914; bacevich@bu.edu.

Earlier posts in the series:

Andrew Bacevich: Are we safer?

Robert Hefner: Islam Today

David Barlow: How are we coping?

David Barlow: Children in a post-9/11 world


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.


10 years later: Children in a post-9/11 world

Our “10 Years Later” series continues with David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and the founder and former director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), who discusses the impact on children who have grown up in an anxious post-9/11 world and how parents and caregivers can help. 

 

Contact Barlow at 617-353-9610; dhbarlow@bu.edu.

The series concludes tomorrow with Andrew Bacevich who will discuss where the nation is in the War on Terror.

Earlier posts in the series:

Andrew Bacevich: Are we safer?

Robert Hefner: Islam Today

David Barlow: How are we coping?


10 years later: How are we coping?

Today, “10 Years Later” turns to David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and the founder and former director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), to examine the ongoing effects of September 11th on the American psyche.  Are we more anxious as a society?  And, how can people cope with the lasting memories and images of that day?

Contact Barlow at 617-353-9610; dhbarlow@bu.edu.

The series picks up next Tuesday with Barlow again who will discuss the impact on children who have grown up in a post-9/11 world and how parents and caregivers can help.

Earlier posts in the series:

Andrew Bacevich: Are we safer?

Robert Hefner: Islam Today


10 years later: Islam today

In today’s installment of “10 Years Later,” Robert Hefner, an expert on Islamic culture and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), discusses the state of Islam and Muslim society in the U.S. since September 11th.

Contact Hefner at 617-353-2194; rhefner@bu.edu.

Tomorrow, we take a look at the residual psychological impacts of the 9/11 attacks with David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and founder and former director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD).


10 years later: Are we safer?

This week and next Professor Voices will run a special video series called “10 Years Later” that highlights various angles of the upcoming anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  We start today with Andrew Bacevich, a foreign policy expert and professor of international relations, who discusses whether the U.S. is safer now from the threat of terrorism than it was prior to 9/11.

Contact Bacevich at 617-358-0914; bacevich@bu.edu.

The series continues tomorrow with Robert Hefner, professor of anthropology and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), who will examine how Islam in America has evolved over the past decade.

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 insight.

Contact Hurley at 617-353-5427; ckhurley@bu.edu; Twitter @ckhurley

Contact Williams at 617-358-2789; williams@bu.edu


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 strongman dangles the possibility of reopening negotiations over his country’s nuclear program in order to obtain foreign economic assistance for his shattered economy. Long after the U.S. and its allies in the region provided such aid, only to see the North’s nuclear program resume, Russia now  becomes the object of this charade.”

Contact Keylor at 617-358-0197; wrkeylor@bu.edu


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


Is Google+ the next Facebook?

Google+ has been gaining popularity as a new social network, but will it dethrone Facebook?  According to Mina Tsay, assistant professor of communication at Boston University, the potential is there. 

Tsay’s research focuses on the psychological and social effects of mass media, and the psychology of new and social media.  Contact her at 617-353-3482; minatsay@bu.edu.