Category: International Business Times

Racist Atticus Finch In ‘Go Set A Watchman’: Scholars Predict Shift In How Harper Lee’s Classic Will Be Taught

International Business Times John Matthews, College of Arts & Sciences Now that Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is out and there are shocked reactions to the recasting of Atticus Finch, the heroic lawyer representing an unfairly accused black defendant in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” as a bigot, it raises questions about how the classic will be […]

NBA Finals 2015 MVP: LeBron James’ Dominant Statistical Performance Couldn’t Overcome Cavaliers Loss, History

International Business Times Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena erupted in boos late Tuesday night when Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Andre Iguodala, not LeBron James, had won the 2015 NBA Finals MVP award… Expert quote: “You look around him, it’s LeBron James and four guys he picked up on the […]

China, Brazil, Peru Eye Transcontinental Railway Megaproject

International Business Times Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies A major South American infrastructure deal is in the works as China’s prime minister tours the region this week… Expert quote: “Latin America will benefit the most if this is done right. High-speed rail could help get products to the Pacific, […]

United States Watching Burundi With ‘Great Concern,’ As US-Trained Soldiers Take Prominent Role

International Business Times Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center, Pardee School of Global Studies There’s been a possible coup in Burundi, and what happens next could reverberate throughout Africa. But there is another party likely watching very closely what goes on — the White House… Expert quote: “It was clear that […]

Who Is Godefroid Niyombare? Meet The Burundi Army General Who Declared A Coup To Oust President Pierre Nkurunziza

International Business Times Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center Burundi government forces were reportedly on the hunt for Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, who declared a coup Wednesday to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza after weeks of political and social unrest… Expert quote: “Both motives are probably relevant. But the Burundi army has […]

NFL’s Deflategate, Domestic Violence Responses Reveal Questionable Priorities, Victim Advocates Say

International Business Times Emily Rothman, School of Public Health The NFL’s severe discipline of the New England Patriots for their role in the Deflategate scandal suggested it’s worse to tamper with equipment than to physically assault a loved one… Expert quote: “That the NFL would issue more severe penalties for deflating a football than a […]

Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe begins US tour with visit to Boston

International Business Times William Grimes, College of Arts & Sciences Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe honoured the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing along with his wife on 27 April… Expert quote: “This is an important moment in US-Japan relations. The Asia-Pacific looks increasingly likely to shift to a new bipolar system, and the US-Japan alliance […]

Isis: Islamic State’s war on history and the multimillion dollar global antiquities trade

International Business Times Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences The global trade in illicit antiquities has become increasingly important to Islamic State (Isis) as revenue from oil smuggling drops in the face of coalition air strikes and the Iraqi army offensive, even if the group is far more infamous for destroying rather than trading […]

Shareholder Proposal To Break Up Bank Of America Wins SEC Approval: EXCLUSIVE

International Business Times Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving the go-ahead to a shareholder proposal that seeks to break up the mighty Bank of America… Expert quote: “Bank of America is trading above book value. They can always claim that the whole is […]

Ray Rice, Pro Draft League’s $1M Endorsement Offer And The Pros And Cons Of Stunt Advertising

International Business Times John Verret, College of Communication Fantasy sports site Pro Draft League’s $1 million endorsement offer to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice last Friday tested the bounds of society’s willingness to forgive… Expert quote: “If you spent your life in the advertising agency business, or teaching it, you wouldn’t be proud […]