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NBA season possible?

October 27th, 2011 in Sports 0 comments

Following a 15-hour meeting, the NBA and the players’ union say enough progress has been made to possibly salvage an 82-game season. Frank Shorr, who teaches sports journalism at BU’s College of Communication and is director of the Boston University Sports Institute, offers the following comment: “It’s no wonder the NBA owners want to salvage… MORE

Gaddafi: He deserved it

October 24th, 2011 in International Relations, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by journalism professor Robert Zelnick, a Hoover Institute fellow and a former ABC News Middle East correspondent.         Muammar Gaddafi deserved to die. He earned the sentence in the early 1970s when he stalked and killed Americans and other Westerners in Europe, apparently in the belief… MORE

U.S., N. Korea holding disarmament talks

October 24th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Diplomats from the U.S. and North Korea have begun two days of talks about restarting negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear programs. International relations professor William Keylor is available to offer commentary, insight and analysis. Contact Keylor at 617-358-0197; wrkeylor@bu.edu Related posts: N. Korean nuclear moratorium Jimmy Carter in North Korea

Eurozone debt situation

October 24th, 2011 in Finance, International Relations, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by international relations professor Vivien Schmidt, a long-time EU watcher. She is also the author of Policy Change and Discourse in Europe.       As the eurozone crisis rolls on, with world finance ministers urging swift action, eurozone countries seemingly dither. But there may be a method behind… MORE

Summer temps soon to be more extreme

October 21st, 2011 in Science, Videos 0 comments

A study authored by¬†Bruce Anderson, associate professor of geography and environment, published in the journal¬†Climatic Change, has found that summertime temperatures across much of the planet will soon become more extreme. According to Anderson, the scientific community has determined that if future warming of the earth is limited to about 2 degrees Celsius (3.5 degrees… MORE

Murdoch to face shareholders at News Corp. annual meeting

October 21st, 2011 in Business, Media 0 comments

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch will address shareholders at the company’s annual meeting. It will be the first time that Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, have come face-to-face with investors since the phone-hacking scandal hit the company earlier this year. School of Management professor James Post, an authority on corporate governance… MORE

Abbott Laboratories splitting in two

October 19th, 2011 in Business 0 comments

Abbott Laboratories announced it will split into two separate companies, marking a major strategy change in the company’s 123-year history. The split will create a diversified medical products company and a pharmaceutical research & development company. School of Management Dean Kenneth Freeman is a former Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts managing director and former CEO of… MORE

Weekly roundup of quotes in PoliticoArena by BU experts

October 14th, 2011 in Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Boston University experts offered their responses to the following questions posed by PoliticoArena: Will the Dems’ tax-the-rich proposal fly? Is Herman Cain rising in the GOP field? War with Iran possible?

Sirleaf’s Nobel Prize is a banner day for Africa

October 12th, 2011 in International Relations, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by Charles Stith, director of BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center and a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania.       Congratulations President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Finally, an African president dots the front pages of western dailies for a story not about staying… MORE

Alleged Iranian terror plot

October 12th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Joseph Wippl, professor of international relations and a 30-year CIA operations veteran, offers the following comment on the alleged terrorist plot led by Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States: “Whoever in Iran ordered this operation or condoned it, not because it was wrong but because it was botched, could become the… MORE