Meena Bose is professor of political science and the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University, as well as director of Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. She is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy (1998) and editor of the reference volume The New York Times on the Presidency (2009). She also is co-editor of several volumes on presidency studies and a reader in American politics.
Dr. Bose has designed and taught courses for Elderhostel, and she was scholar-in•residence for a nonpartisan course sponsored by The Washington Center in connection with the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Her current research focuses on presidential leadership in the United Nations. She taught for six years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she also served as director of American politics in 2006. Dr. Bose previously taught at Hofstra University from 1996 to 2000. Long Island Business News selected her as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” leaders on Long Island in 2009.