Graham Wilson

Chair of the Political Science Department, Boston University

Graham Wilson joined the faculty of Boston University in 2007, having taught previously at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Essex in the UK. He is currently the Chair of the Political Science Department.

Wilson has published nine books and has authored numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. His work has focused primarily on interest groups (particularly business) and their relationship with government and policy making. In addition to having edited the Oxford Handbook of Business and Government (Oxford University Press, 2010), Wilson edited both the British Journal of Political Science and Governance. He has also published extensively on the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians.

Wilson’s teaching, like his research, crosses the customary divide between the fields of American politics and comparative politics. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in both fields.

Before becoming the Chair of the BU Department of Political Science in September 2010, Wilson was the Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Graham Wilson, accompanied by a panel, will provide commentary on the progress of the 2012 U.S. presidential election and examine the numerous social and policy issues that will find their way to the president’s desk at the beginning of his term in Critical Choices: Issues on the Desk of the Oval Office.