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Goldman CEO to testify at Rajaratnam trial

March 4th, 2011 in Finance 0 comments

Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law, corporate governance, and legal ethics, offers the following comment on the news that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will testify at the insider trading trial of Galleon Group’s co-founder Raj Rajaratnam: “When the CEO of a large investment bank is ready to testify in… MORE

World food prices hit record

March 3rd, 2011 in Economics 0 comments

The United Nations announced today that global food prices hit a record high in February and warned that rising oil prices will make an already unstable global situation much worse. Boston University professors are available to offer expert analysis and commentary on the impact of this new information. Michael Salinger, School of Management Professor/Everett W…. MORE

Egyptian PM resigns

March 3rd, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Ahmed Shafiq, Eqypt’s Prime Minister and close ally of former president Hosni Mubarak, resigned today just ahead of planned demonstrations to be held on Friday. Boston University international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton, a Middle East specialist and author of “Hezbollah: A Short History”, offers the following analysis: “The resignation of General Ahmed Shafiq as… MORE

Rodney King beating — 20 years later

March 2nd, 2011 in Crime 0 comments

March 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department. The beatings, which were videotaped by a bystander, showed footage of LAPD officers striking King several times while he was on the ground. Portions of the video were shown on news broadcasts across the US and the… MORE

Yahoo may quit Japan

March 2nd, 2011 in Business 0 comments

Boston University School of Management professor N. Venkat Venkatraman is available to offer expert analysis on a report that Yahoo is in talks to exit its Japanese joint venture. The move would make an estimated $8 billion available to Yahoo to fight Google and Facebook. Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117, venkat@bu.edu, Twitter: @nvenkatraman

Pakistani minister assassinated

March 2nd, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, expertise, and insight on the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Christian minorities minister. Bhatti was gunned down today in Islamabad. Adil Najam, Pakistani-born international relations professor; Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; Expert on Pakistan and Middle… MORE

What Obama & Congress should do for nutrition

March 1st, 2011 in Health, Politics, Public Health 0 comments

Associate Clinical Professor of Nutrition at Sargent College, Joan Salge Blake (@joansagleblake) offers the one thing she thinks should be done by the President for the good of the economy and the country (via myHealthNewsDaily.com) with regard to nutrition: “If I could say one thing, it would be to encourage him to continue establishing the… MORE

BU researcher’s “Development Corridor” accepted by Egypt’s new government

March 1st, 2011 in Economics, International Relations, Politics 0 comments

A visionary plan for a “Desert Development Corridor” in Egypt, researched and created by Boston University geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, has been adopted by the country’s new government as its flagship program. According to El-Baz, the plan – which includes the construction, along 1,200 kilometers, of a new eight-lane superhighway, a railway, a water pipeline,… MORE