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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; Earlier posts in the series: Andrew Bacevich: Are we safer? Robert Hefner: Islam Today David Barlow: How are […]

Experts available for comment on 10th anniversary of September 11th

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon approaching, the following Boston University experts are available to offer comment, insight and analysis on various angles: Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history, and a retired Army colonel, can offer comment on the wars in […]

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social science, is an expert on American politics. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. In the video below, he gives his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact Tom at 978-888-3131 or

Cornelius Hurley on the debt ceiling crisis

With the August 2 default deadline looming, President Obama and the GOP are still miles apart on an agreement in their debt ceiling crisis debate. Cornelius Hurley, a professor at Boston University’s School of Law and director of the school’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy, gave his view in a post earlier this week […]

Supreme Court blocks discrimination case against Wal-Mart

The Supreme Court blocked a sexual discrimination case  brought on behalf of 1.6 million female employees against Wal-mart. Boston University School of Law professor Michael Harper, a leading authority in the area of labor and employment law, offers the following comment: “The unanimous part of the decision was persuasive and totally predictable from the day the […]

Anthony Weiner to resign

Representative Anthony Weiner will resign his congressional seat ten days after admitting he sent lewd photos and text messages to women he met online. Boston University professor Graham Wilson is chair of BU’s political science department and the author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective.” He offers of the following comment on […]

Should ex-dictators be prosecuted?

David Nersessian is a visiting professor at Boston University’s School of Law. He is an expert on international criminal law and the author of  “Genocide and Political Groups.”  He offers the following opinion piece of the prospects of prosecuting ex-dictators. “Mubarak’s detention makes me wonder what the ‘knock on’ effect will be in other countries […]

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 […]