Tagged: Professor voices

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 […]

Arsenic in apple juice?

Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition and a registered dietician, weighs in on the controversy surrounding how “The Dr. Oz Show” yesterday aired a segment about unsafe levels of arsenic in many brands of apple juice. The FDA, however, has called the show’s testing methods “erroneous” and “misleading” since they only looked at total levels of […]

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 […]

Faculty and staff reflect on 9/11

In today’s edition of BU Today, several professors and administrators reflect on how the U.S. and world have changed in the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks. The story features Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations; Thomas Robbins, BU’s chief of police and executive director of public safety; Neta Crawford, professor of political science; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.