Meena Bose

Professor, Hofstra University; Author; Director, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency

Meena Bose is Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and 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 in presidency studies and a reader in American politics, and she is the third author for the textbook American Government: Institutions and Policies, 13th ed. (2013), by James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Dr. Bose has designed and taught courses for Elderhostel on presidential leadership and American politics. She recently developed non-partisan courses sponsored by The Washington Center in connection with the 2012 national political party conventions in Tampa and Charlotte. 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 1996-2000. 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).

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