Category: PBS NewsHour

Racism, riots and economics: If history is the guide, why Baltimore won’t recover soon

May 15th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour, Robert Margo 0 comments

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Robert Margo, College of Arts & Sciences

..we sought him out for his work on the race riots of the 1960s, and their long-term economic effect…

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Is gender identity biologically hard-wired?

May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Joshua Safer, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Joshua Safer, School of Medicine

Now another installment in our series Transgender in America…

Expert quote:

“In most people, chromosomes, body parts, gender identity align. So, somebody with a male chromosome, somebody with male body parts is going to have male gender identity. That is the usual circumstance.”

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How does Baltimore’s economy recover after the riots?

May 8th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour, Robert Margo 0 comments

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Robert Margo, College of Arts & Sciences

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today announced a new effort to tackle the city’s longstanding problems…

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What Islamic State gains by destroying antiquities in Iraq

February 28th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Danti, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour 0 comments

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Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences

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Analyzing potential challenges of fighting the Islamic State

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, PBS NewsHour 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

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Government auctions off Bitcoins from Silk Road seizure

June 29th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Last fall, when the FBI shut down Silk Road, an online black market that delivered illegal drugs to users’ doorsteps, it also seized a bounty of the digital currency known as Bitcoin…

Expert quote:

“It’s not like stocks and bonds where you have a deep market of buyers and sellers, this is a market where 1,000 people control 50 percent of the coins produced. So the U.S. Marshals office is screening out many folks that would typically be available.”

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Vibrant Cambodian lake may face less-fishy future

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Les Kaufman, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Les Kaufman, College of Arts & Sciences

Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. But overfishing, climate change and plans to build a hydropower dams could threaten the animals that make their home in the body of water known as the beating heart of Cambodia…

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What barriers prevent reconciliation between India and Pakistan?

May 27th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

The meeting between India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, may have opened an opportunity to mend a relationship fraught with violence and territorial dispute…

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Is Obama’s foreign policy doctrine working?

April 30th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

The Obama administration has been fielding questions this week about its handling of foreign policy matters. Tonight, we look at some of those questions, and the issues they raise…

Expert quote:

“Well, when we elected President Obama, I think the expectations were that he was going to score an A. Remember, he is the guy that, upon being inaugurated, received the Nobel Peace Prize. And he doesn’t deserve an A.”

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How Big a Boost Do Working Seniors Give the Economy?

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, PBS NewsHour 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

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