Category: Professor Voices

Professor Voices — How can parents teach children about what happened in Orlando?

After a horrific event, such as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the extreme violence at Sandy Hook, or this weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando, parents around the world are faced with a unique challenge: they must help their children cope with the news and help them comprehend what happened. Particularly when dealing with young children, this can be a tricky […]

Professor Voices — Leveraging biometric data to defeat terrorists

As the Islamic State and other terrorist groups continue to wreak havoc in the Middle East and threaten the United States, security experts are working overtime to keep our country safe and protect American interests abroad. Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies professor John D. Woodward Jr., a former Central Intelligence Agency officer and Department of Defense official, believes that biometric […]

Professor Voices — SCOTUS decision could have worldwide impact on climate change

The Supreme Court recently put a halt on President Barack Obama’s recent push to combat global warming. What does this mean for our country’s climate change efforts? How will it affect the United States’ ability to keep the promises it made at the global Paris agreement? Henrik Selin, an associate professor at BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies, conducts research and […]

Professor Voices — N.H. primary results show big win for political “outsiders”

Today, New Hampshire voters cast ballots all over the Granite State in the first primary of the 2016 presidential election. Republicans chose Donald Trump, and Democrats chose Bernie Sanders, following pollsters’ predictions. Virginia Sapiro is a Boston University professor of political science and an expert on public opinion, political behavior and electoral politics. She is also […]

Professor Voices – Paris terror attacks

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks in several locations in Paris that have killed at least 128 people. French President Francois Hollande called the attacks on “Act of War.” William Keylor, a professor of international relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, offers the following comment on the role of […]

Professor Voices – NY restaurateur Danny Meyer eliminates tipping

Danny Meyer, a New York-based restaurateur, announced that his Union Square Hospitality Group would stop allowing tips at all of their establishments, making it the first restaurant group in the United States to make the move. Menu prices will be increased across the board and employee incomes will be supplemented through a revenue share-program. Professor Christopher […]

Professor Voices – 2nd GOP presidential debate

The field of candidates for the 2nd Republican presidential debate has been announced and the only name added to the roster for the main event is Carly Fiorina. Boston University political and presidential historian Tom Whalen offers his comments on what to expect from the debate and the candidate he thinks has the potential to do damage to Donald Trump: […]

Professor Voices — Crowd estimation as cultural measurement of Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ trip to Cuba and the United States is just around the corner. Extraordinarily large crowds are expected at all his major events in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. Does the exact number of attendees matter? Can we learn anything from studying the crowds Pope Francis draws? Dr. Farouk El-Baz, an expert […]

Professor Voices – GOP presidential debate

The field has been announced and the stage is now set for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 race. Frontrunner Donald Trump will face Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and John Kasich. Boston University political and presidential historian Tom Whalen offers his comments […]