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Date: Nov 30, 2006
DR. MEENA BOSE INSTALLED AS PETER S. KALIKOW CHAIR IN PRESIDENTIAL STUDIESHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Meena Bose, Ph.D., was installed as Hofstra University's first Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies on November 15, 2006 at the Hofstra University Club/David S. Mack Hall on the north campus.
Dr. Bose will also head up Hofstra's new Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. Both the endowed chair and the center were funded by a $3.5 million gift from Hofstra trustee and alumnus Peter S. Kalikow. The gift was aimed at enhancing Hofstra's reputation as a center for presidential studies. The University has hosted 11 conferences on the American presidency, the most recent in November 2005 on the presidency of Bill Clinton.
Dr. Bose, a nationally recognized scholar on the American presidency, had since 2001 been at West Point in the Department of Social Sciences. She was an assistant professor of political science at Hofstra from 1996-2000 and acting director of the Hofstra Honors Program from 1999-2000. She received her B.A. in foreign service and international politics from Penn State University in 1990; her M.A. in Politics from Princeton University in 1992; and her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton in 1996.
She is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy, (Texas A&M University Press, 1998); co-editor with Mark Landis of Making the Grade: The Uses and Abuses of Presidential Ratings (Nova Science Publishers, 2003); "The Leadership Difference: Rating the Presidents;" and co-editor with Rosanna Perotti of The Foreign Policy World of George Bush (Greenwood Press, 2002) Dr. Bose is co-editor with John J. DiIulio of the upcoming Classic Ideas and Current Issues in American Government (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007), an introductory American politics course reader to accompany James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio's American Government: Institutions and Policies (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006).
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