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An analysis of President Obama's Iraq Address

September 1st, 2010 in International Relations, Military, Politics 0 comments

President Obama spoke from the Oval Office on Tuesday night declaring “it’s time to turn the page” on the seven-year combat mission in Iraq.

International Relations professor William Keylor gave his analysis of the president’s speech in an interview on NECN saying “This war is coming to an end not with a bang, but with a wimper.”

Contact William Keylor at 617-358-0197, wrkeylor@bu.edu

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Lee Woodruff to Present Meredith E. Drench Lecture

April 14th, 2010 in Campus Events 0 comments

leeeLee Woodruff will give the 2010 Meredith E. Drench Lecture today at  Sargent College at 5:00 PM. The talk, titled Life Changes in an Instant: A Caregivers Journey,  chronicles the journey of Woodruff’s family after her husband, journalist Bob Woodruff, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The critically acclaimed story has garnered national attention and brought to light the numerous soldiers returning from Iraq who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. There will be a book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.

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International Relations professor William Keylor on Obama's 100 days in Iraq

April 27th, 2009 in Politics 0 comments

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PTSD and women in combat

October 20th, 2008 in Military 0 comments

Of the 190,000 military women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, 20 percent of them will likely develop post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) a debilitating, life-threatening anxiety disorder. With women returning from combat deployments in greater numbers than ever before in U.S. history, the Department of Veteran Affairs is scrambling to meet a need whose scope is still unknown.

Boston University professors are among the lead investigators of current research being conducted at the VA’s National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

  • Dr. Terence Keane, professor of psychiatry and director of the Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, developed many of today’s most widely used PTSD assessment tools.
  • Dr. Patricia Resick, a professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Women’s Health Services Division of the National Center for PTSD, is researching why women develop PTSD at more than twice the rate of men. She also developed cognitive processing therapy (CPT), a dramatically successful treatment for rape victims and battered women.
  • Amy Street, an assistant professor in psychiatry, leads a VA support team devoted to military sexual trauma (MST). 20% of women report experiencing MST, compared with 1% of men.
  • Suzanne Pineles, an assistant professor or psychiatry and clinical coordinator of the VA’s Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team, is exploring the possibility that women may have a biological susceptibility to PTSD.

Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Bostonia.

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