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Meena Bose

The Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies and Professor of Political Science


Degrees

PHD, 1996, Princeton Univ; MA, 1992, Princeton Univ; BA, 1990, Pennsylvania State Univ


Bio

MEENA BOSE is Executive Dean of public policy and public service programs in Hofstra University's Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, and Director of the 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 has edited several volumes in presidency studies and a reader in American politics. She is an author of the American Government: Institutions and Policies textbook (enhanced 16th edition, 2021), and an author of The Paradoxes of the American Presidency (5th ed. 2017) textbook.

Dr. Bose has developed non-partisan courses sponsored by The Washington Center in connection with the national party conventions as well as on key issues in American politics. She also has designed and taught courses for Elderhostel on presidential leadership and American politics. Dr. Bose serves on the editorial board of Political Science Quarterly and has been a guest editor for White House Studies.

Dr. Bose 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 1996-2000. Long Island Business News selected her as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” leaders on Long Island in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in international politics from Penn State University (1990), and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University (1992, 1996).


Teaching Interests

American Presidency American Foreign Policy American Politics Public Policy

Research Interests

Presidential decision making Presidential leadership U.S. policy making American foreign policy

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HUHC 020K WINNING THE WHITE HOUSE 2020 Undergraduate
INTD 003A PLANNED PARENTHOOD NASSAU CNTY Undergraduate
PPPS 001 INTRO TO PUB POLICY & PUB SRVC Undergraduate
PPPS 161 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PPPS Undergraduate
PPPS 162 INTERNSHIP IN PPPS Undergraduate
PSC 001 (BH) AMERICAN POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 121 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY Undergraduate
PSC 161 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSC Undergraduate
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