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William Keylor comments on allies and Libya

March 24th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” offers the following historical perspective on the allied efforts in Libya: “The Hobson’s choice Obama faces seems to be a simple one. Either run the operation unilaterally, and incur the resentment of Arab countries and the strong… MORE

The (Food) Dating Game; Joan Salge Blake offers insight into determining food safety

March 22nd, 2011 in Health 0 comments

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, reacts to today’s announcement of the dismissal of the Boston Public School’s longtime director of food and nutrition services. The dismissal was sparked by Boston Councilor at Large John R. Connolly‘s surprise investigative visits to BPS cafeterias earlier… MORE

William Grimes on NECN: Economic impact of Japanese earthquake

March 21st, 2011 in Economics, International Relations 0 comments

William Grimes, chairman of the International Relations Department at Boston University, appeared on NECN’s “This Week in Business” offering his perspective on the economic situation and impact of the Japanese earthquake. “The big parts of the disruption have to do with supply chain issues and electrical power generation, in terms of the country as a… MORE

Experts available to comment on Libya

March 21st, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight into the current situation in Libya, also known as Operation Odyssey Dawn. Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: A Short History” Contact 617-358-7808, arn@bu.edu, Twitter @arnorton Charles… MORE

U.S. future in Afghanistan

March 15th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan, a specialist in international security with extensive government service in political and military planning (especially NATO), offers his view on the U.S. future in Afghanistan. His comments come as General David Petraeous testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “They’re right and we’re wrong. We’ve done about all… MORE

Japan after the earthquake – a cultural expert’s view

March 11th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University anthropology professor Merry White, an authority on Japanese culture and society, offers the following cultural view of the earthquake in Japan and its aftermath: “This event will have a profound effect. Japan is no stranger to calamities and disaster has special, if not unique, meaning there. People have been waiting for The Big… MORE

Another test of disaster preparedness in the Pacific Rim

March 11th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Enrique Silva, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator in City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, offers the following insight into what the aftermath of today’s earthquake in Japan will be for the Pacific Rim and the impact of disaster preparedness and response systems: “Together with the February New Zealand earthquake, the earthquake… MORE

Frozen fruit and vegetables a healthful alternative

March 10th, 2011 in Health 0 comments

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, discusses how frozen fruits and vegetables can be a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to fresh to help people meet their daily requirements of these important foods. Joan can be reached at salgeblake@bu.edu or @joansalgeblake.

European bank stress tests

March 9th, 2011 in Banking 0 comments

According to reports, European banking regulators will weaken parts of the bank stress tests which were created to raise investor confidence in the banking sector. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley, Director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law) and a former counsel to the… MORE

Experts available to comment on the Middle East

March 4th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the continuing turmoil in the Middle East. Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: A Short History” Contact 617-353-7808, arn@bu.edu, Twitter: @arnorton Adil Najam, International relations professor;… MORE