Dr. James D. Boys is a political historian specialising in the study of the United States and its place in the world. He has a special interest in the study of the United States’ Presidency and specifically in the administration of Bill Clinton, which was the subject of his PhD research. He worked on Capitol Hill and visited the White House during the Clinton presidency, has met President Clinton and Vice President Gore as well as Communications Director George Stephanopoulos, and interviewed leading members of his administration, including National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, during his doctoral research.
James is an Associate Professor of International Political Studies at Richmond University (London), a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute and a Transatlantic Research Fellow at the Bow Group. In addition, he is a Contributing Editor at The Commentator where he has a weekly column examining political developments in the United States.
James is a regular contributor to both television and radio on issues relating to issues of American politics and international affairs. He is a familiar face to viewers of BBC News, Sky News and Al Jazeera English, where he regularly brings his brand of analysis to a world-wide audience of over 140 million in over 100 countries.
James has held political office in the UK, worked on Capitol Hill and Wall Street and brings these experiences to his interpretation of political events. This has helped make him a regular guest on LBC 97.3 in London, for ITalk FM on the Iberian Peninsula, on Monocle24 and on The Voice of Russia, ensuring that his take on global events reaches a massive domestic and international audience on a regular basis. He has also appeared on The Voice of America and on Channel 4 News, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour.
Follow this link to view Dr. Boys’ Media Showreel highlighting his work with the BBC, Sky News and Aljazeera English.
For more details about his education and career, view his CV: JDB Resume