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Should ex-dictators be prosecuted?

April 18th, 2011 in International Relations, Law, Opinion 0 comments

David Nersessian is a visiting professor at Boston University’s School of Law. He is an expert on international criminal law and the author of “Genocide and Political Groups.” He offers the following opinion piece of the prospects of prosecuting ex-dictators. “Mubarak’s detention makes me wonder what the ‘knock on’ effect will be in other countries… MORE

Tom Whalen reflects on The Bay of Pigs at 50

April 14th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University associate professor of social science Tom Whalen is an expert on the American presidency. He is the author of “A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage” where he writes about the moments that defined political careers of several US presidents. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. As we approach the 50th… MORE

Joseph Wippl on The Bay of Pigs at 50

April 14th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

a title=”Joseph Wippl” href=”http://www.bu.edu/ir/faculty/alphabetical/wippl/” target=”_blank”>Joseph Wippl is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He is a 30-year veteran of the CIA. In 2010, he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the highest decoration awarded for service to the US intelligence community. As the… MORE

Obama to give speech on the deficit

April 13th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

President Obama will give a speech today to discuss the steps he plans to take in reducing the national debt. The following Boston University professors are available to give expert commentary and analysis: Tom Whalen, associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency; regular contributor to PoliticoArena. Contact… MORE

New details emerge on Sokol and Lubrizol

April 13th, 2011 in Business 0 comments

Did Berkshire Hathaway know about David Sokol’s purchase of 96,000 shares of Lubrizol before Berkshire became interested in the company as a takeover bid? Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law) and former counsel to the Fed Board… MORE

Mubarak, sons detained

April 13th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been put under detention pending an investigation over corruption allegations. Mubarak is being detained in his hospital room where he is being monitored for a “heart crisis.” Boston University international relations professors Augustus Richard Norton and Charles Dunbar offer the following comments:

Gbagbo captured

April 11th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Charles Stith is the Director of the African Presidential Archives & Research Center at Boston University and a former US ambassador to Tanzania. He offers the following comment on the capture by French forces of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. “That Gbagbo’s end has finally come is good for the Ivory Coastl, good for… MORE

Government shutdown: Time running out

April 9th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

The deadline is approaching on a possible government shutdown. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary and analysis on the situation. Tom Whalen is an associate professor of social sciences, an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. Contact 617-353-4785, tjw64@bu.edu Tom… MORE

Heading to Fenway for opening day? Tips for eating healthy at the ballpark

April 8th, 2011 in Health 0 comments

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to Heart Insight, newsletter of the American Heart Association, for their piece “Hit A Nutrition Home Run At the Ballpark.” If you can afford to, Joan recommends upgrading your seats: “The trend is to upgrade to more… MORE

Ivory Coast forces impose blockade around Gbagbo

April 8th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The internationally recognized leader of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has imposed a blockade around the presidential compound where Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent leader who has refused to give up power, is hiding in a bunker. The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the current developments in the country…. MORE