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Experts on international relations and foreign policy

November 11th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The following experts, from BU’s Department of International Relations, are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight on international relations and foreign policy issues: Andrew Bacevich, expert on American diplomatic and military history and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War. He can be reached at 617-358-0194;… MORE

Fresh air redistricting

November 9th, 2011 in Opinion, Politics 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by journalism professor Fred Bayles, a former USA Today and AP reporter. He is also the director of BU’s State House Program.     Another long-observed tradition has fallen in Massachusetts. No, not the Patriots-at-home winning streak. This time it is the often Byzantine process of redistricting. Past processes… MORE

Ohio union law repeal

November 9th, 2011 in Politics 0 comments

Economics professor Peter Doeringer, an authority on labor relations and work organization, offers his view on Ohio voters’ repeal of the collective bargaining restriction law: “The referendum results in Ohio should not be surprising. “National opinion polls have long shown that a majority of American’s approve of unions, albeit by a smaller margin in recent… MORE

Recent tweets by BU professors

November 9th, 2011 in Professor tweets 0 comments

Campaign 2012: Fred Bayles grades the GOP candidates

November 6th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Election Day is one year from today. Fred Bayles, director of the State House Program, offers his grades on the GOP presidential candidates: Mitt Romney: A-. Mitt gets a high grade for persistence despite the fact he can’t get more than 26 percent of Republican voters to like him. Herman Cain: C+. Welcome to presidential… MORE

Renowned sociologist Peter Berger on Balzac, Books and…North Dakota

November 4th, 2011 in Literature, New Books, Religion, Sociology, Videos 0 comments

In his new memoir, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore, world renowned sociologist Dr. Peter L. Berger admits he planned to become a minister but stumbled into the field of sociology instead. Dr. Berger is Professor Emeritus of religion, sociology and theology and founding director of BU’s… MORE

Campaign 2012: John Carroll grades the GOP candidates

November 4th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication and a political analyst, offers his grades on the GOP presidential candidates as we near the one year out point to the election: Time to grade the presidential candidates, so once around the park, James, and don’t spare the horses – MITT PLEASURE They say when your opponent… MORE

Groupon: Good business for merchants?

November 4th, 2011 in Business 0 comments

John Byers, associate professor of computer science, and his colleagues conducted a study with researchers at Harvard University to see if daily deal websites, like Groupon, are good for business and merchants. Byers spoke with Bloomberg Television saying merchants have to be careful when offering these deals and be aware that running them may be… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen grades the GOP candidates

November 4th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science and an expert on American politics and the American presidency, grades the slate of GOP presidential candidates as we approach the one year out point of the election: Mitt Romney — B+. He’s the no-nonsense Jack Webb choice of the Republican field: “Just the facts, ma’am.” Although at… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler grades the GOP candidates

November 3rd, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

With the presidential election one year out, we asked our Campaign 2012 experts to¬† grade the slate of GOP candidates. Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, offers the following assessment: Below are the mid-term report cards for the Republican candidates. The grades are based almost entirely on their ability to make it through… MORE