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Campaign 2012: Will Rick Perry enter the race?

August 11th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Speculation is strong that Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce on Sunday his intention to run for president in 2012, one day after the Iowa straw poll. Boston University professors John Carroll and Tom Whalen offer their comments on what Perry’s entry brings to the GOP field of presidential candidates. Contact Carroll at 617-353-3493; carroll7@bu.edu;… MORE

Experts available for comment on 10th anniversary of September 11th

August 10th, 2011 in Health, History, International Relations, Media, Politics, Religion 0 comments

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon approaching, the following Boston University experts are available to offer comment, insight and analysis on various angles: Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history, and a retired Army colonel, can offer comment on the wars in… MORE

Fed to keep rates low through mid-2013

August 10th, 2011 in Economics 0 comments

The Federal Reserve issued a statement on Tuesday pledging it would hold short-term interest rates near zero through the first half of 2013. Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He offers his… MORE

Campaign 2012: John Carroll on the Iowa straw poll

August 10th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, shares his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact John at 617-353-3493 or carroll7@bu.edu; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu Earlier posts: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

August 9th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social science, is an expert on American politics. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. In the video below, he gives his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact Tom at 978-888-3131 or tjw64@comcast.net

London riots

August 9th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

As rioting continues to spread in London and surrounding areas, Prime Minister David Cameron announced the deployment of 10,000 police officers. Cameron also recalled Parliament from its summer recess to assist in assessing the situation. Graham Wilson, chair of Boston University’s Political Science Department, and author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,”… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll

August 8th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

This week, “Campaign 2012″ looks at the Iowa straw poll, which will be held on Saturday, August 13. Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, talks about his predictions and analysis for the straw poll. Contact Tom at 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu; Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN

S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating

August 8th, 2011 in Economics 0 comments

Markets continued to fall sharply today following Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt, lowering the credit rating from AAA to AA+. S&P continued their downgrades by lowering ratings for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and several Federal Home Loan Banks. Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff weighed in with his view of S&P’s move to… MORE

Weekly roundup of quotes by BU experts: July 31 – August 5

August 5th, 2011 in Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 31 – August 5: Egypt proving to be a leader in digitally preserving culture (Investor’s Business Daily): “Since the advent of the Internet, the Egyptian government has been doing an admirable job in preserving the ancient archaeological heritage.” Farouk El-Baz, Director, Center for… MORE

Tom Whalen on the proposed debt ceiling deal

August 1st, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social sciences, is an expert on American politics. He is a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 978-888-3131 or tjw64@comcast.net