Tagged: President Obama

President Obama to speak to nation on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight into tonight’s prime-time speech by President Obama on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. William Keylor is a professor in BU’s Department of  International Relations and the author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945.” He can be reached at 617-358-0197, […]

President Obama’s Afghan drawdown

President Barack Obama will unveil his plan for a withdrawal from Afghanistan in a prime-time speech to the nation on Wednesday. Boston University international relations professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” offers the following comment: “Withdrawing military forces at the end of wars in which the enemy […]

Latest Washington Post/ABC News poll: Obama, Romney tied

The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leading all GOP contenders for the nomination in 2012. Romney is in a dead heat with President Obama with each showing 47%. Those surveyed in the poll gave President Obama low marks for his handling of the economy and the deficit. Boston University […]

Obama’s Europe tour

President Obama began his six-day tour of Europe in Ireland. The president will travel on to London, Deauville (France), and Warsaw. Boston University international relations professor Erik Goldstein, an expert in diplomacy, is a long-time British government watcher and author of “Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916-1910.” […]

President Obama’s approval rating jumps

The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows a significant jump in President Obama’s approval rating since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Boston University professor Graham Wilson is the chair of the political science department and the author of “Only in America?: The Politics of the United States in Comparative Perspective.” He offers the following […]

SED Dean on Obama’s ed reform tactics

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to President Obama’s plan for turning around underperforming schools, an approach that includes merit pay, easier removal of ineffective teachers and could taxpayers upwards of $77 billion.

Joseph Wippl on The Bay of Pigs at 50

Joseph Wippl is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He is a 30-year veteran of the CIA. In 2010, he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the highest decoration awarded for service to the US intelligence community. As the 50th anniversary of the […]

Obama to give speech on the deficit

President Obama will give a speech today to discuss the steps he plans to take in reducing the national debt. The following Boston University professors are available to give expert commentary and analysis: Tom Whalen, associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency; regular contributor to PoliticoArena. Contact […]

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 […]

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, tjw64@bu.edu Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication; […]