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How Does Foreign Policy Impact Human Rights?

September 18th, 2013 in Featured, New Books, Professor voices

The term "foreign policy" conjures images of heads of state, military interventions and diplomats gathered in international meeting halls. We tend to think of foreign policy as making military and strategic decisions regarding our actions abroad... More

Questrom prof tapped for Dept. of Labor position

September 16th, 2013 in Boston University, Professor voices, University News

Questrom School of Business professor David Weil, an expert on labor market policy and industrial and labor relations policy, has been chosen by President Obama to lead the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. If his... More

Experts available to comment on Obamacare roadshow

August 30th, 2013 in Politics

Despite recent reports of delays in certain segments of the new health care law, enrollment is on track to begin on Oct. 1. The White House is planning a major push to sell the program... More

Experts available to comment on the crisis in Syria

August 27th, 2013 in International Relations, Professor voices

The following professors from Boston University's International Relations Department are available to offer expert commentary and analysis on the continuing crisis in Syria: Andrew Bacevich, an expert on American diplomatic and military history and U.S. foreign... More

Using Wireless Technology to Save Lives of HIV-Positive Mothers in Zambia

July 22nd, 2013 in Featured, Professor voices, Public Health

Despite advances in medical technology and pharmaceuticals, HIV/AIDS is still responsible for one in four maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Fortunately, antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves the health and long-term survival of people living with HIV, More

Expert available to comment on upcoming Royal Family birth

July 10th, 2013 in Breaking news, Culture, Professor voices

All eyes are on the British Royal Family as it awaits the birth of the future king or queen of England. Arianne Chernock, an expert on modern British history, is available to comment on the... More

A name fit for a king or queen

July 9th, 2013 in Boston University, Culture, History, Professor voices, Videos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child this month and speculation on what the name will be is running high. Arianne Chernock, an expert on modern British history, explains the factors... More

Does royal succession really matter?

June 26th, 2013 in Culture, History, Professor voices, Videos

The recent Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which became law in April, ends the policy of male primogeniture in royal succession. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first baby expected in a few... More

SCOTUS rules on Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8

June 26th, 2013 in Law

The Supreme Court this morning struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) allowing married same-sex couples federal benefits. The Court also ruled that California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, was not properly before... More

Low turnout predicted for Massachusetts special Senate election

June 22nd, 2013 in Politics, Professor voices, Videos

Massachusetts voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 25th to select either Democratic candidate Ed Markey or Republican Gabriel Gomez as their new senator. Boston University political experts John Carroll and Tom Whalen offer... More