Keylor in Boston Herald on Trump’s Secretary of State Pick


William Keylor, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on the possibility of President-Elect Donald Trump selecting ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state.

Keylor was interviewed for a December 11, 2016 article in The Boston Herald entitled “Donald Trump May Pick Exxon’s Rex Tillerson to Head State.”

From the text of the article:

Boston University international relations professor William Keylor said Trump’s choice of the 64-year-old Texas-native as his administration’s top diplomat “means the U.S. is really going to disengage from this pressure against Russia that started with the annexation of Crimea” and repair relations between the two countries.

“That would be a sea change in U.S.-Russian relations,” Keylor said. “It is a very clear indication that President-elect Trump intends to essentially conduct a policy of detente with Russia.”

You can read the entire article here.

Keylor served four consecutive terms as Chairman of the Department of History at Boston University (1988-2000) and has been Director of the International History Institute since 1999. At Boston University, he has received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Methodist Scholar-Teacher Award. Learn more about him here.