James D. Boys
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James D. Boys (born 7 December 1970 in Royal Leamington Spa, England) is a British academic and media consultant who focuses on aspects of American history and political life in the late twentieth century. Born in Warwickshire, England, he read American Studies, History and Politics for his Honours Degree at the University of Northampton. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of London’s Institute of United States Studies gained under the guidance of Dr. Robert McGeehan. He completed his PhD in the Evolution and Execution of US Foreign Policy in the 1990s at the University of Birmingham under the tutelage of Professor Scott Lucas, author of Freedom’s War. He is an Associate Professor of International Political Studies and at Richmond, The American International University in London, where he also serves as Director of the International Relations Postgraduate Degree Program. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London.
Academic career 
- 2002-2006 Visiting Lecturer, Birmingham University
- 2004-2004 Visiting Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire
- 2005-2005 Visiting Lecturer, Leicester University
- 2006-2006 Visiting Lecturer, De Montfort University
- 2006- 2011 Consulting Professor, Syracuse University
- 2006-2010 Assistant Professor of International Political Studies, Richmond, The American International University in London
- 2010–2011 Visiting Fellow, University of North Dakota
- 2010–present Associate Professor of International Political Studies, Richmond, The American International University in London
- 2010–present Director, International Relations Postgraduate Degree Program, Richmond, The American International University in London
- 2011–present Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London
Current research projects 
Boys is working on a variety of projects at present. These include a continued examination of the Clinton years. Having completed his PhD thesis on the evolution and execution of foreign policy in the first Clinton Administration (1993–1997), Boys is currently working on developing this into a piece examining the foreign policy of the entire Clinton Administration (1997–2001). He is developing material on the life of Robert S. McNamara and on the struggle against Political Violence throughout the Twentieth Century. Boys' latest work, on the subject of rendition appears in the May 2011 edition of The International Journal of Human Rights.
The Clinton Presidency 
Following his 1995 meeting with President Bill Clinton, James D. Boys spent the early years of the twenty-first century researching the first term of Clinton’s administration in an effort to explain the evolution and execution of American foreign policy during that period. His research brought him into contact with leading members of the administration, including Robert Reich (US Labour Secretary), Sidney Blumenthal (Assistant to the President), Al Gore (Vice President), Tony Lake (National Security Advisor), Nancy Soderberg (Ambassador to the UN) and Morton Halperin (Director of the Policy Planning Staff).
His research concluded there was a unexplored aspect to the Clinton Presidency, which attempted to define a new foreign policy for a new global era, but which was overlooked by an ambivalent public and undermined by political maneuvering that has still to be recognized. These findings form the basis for his ongoing research into the Clinton Administration
North Dakota Project 
In 2010, Boys was invited to be a Visiting Fellow of the University of North Dakota's Centre for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, by its director, Professor Gregory S. Gordon. Boys visited the university in May 2010, and initiated research into a series of papers for delivery in October 2010. These focused on the execution of foreign policy under the Clinton Administration in relation to Rwanda and Terrorism, and on the broader question of the role of human rights in the international arena. His work will form part of an on-line symposium in the summer of 2011.
Boys has written on a variety of subjects and has been published repeatedly on the Nth Position and the 49th Parallel. Boys is openly supportive of the Special Relationship between Great Britain and the United States, and is eager to put an end to concepts of Anti-Americanism, which he sees as an expression of Anti-Administrationism.
Television and media work 
- James D. Boys, JFK: The Exceptional Ideal? in JFK: History, Memory, Legacy: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry, edited by John Williams, Robert G. Waite and Gregory Gordon, University of North Dakota Press, 2009
- James D. Boys and Michael Keating, The Policy Brief: Building Practical Skills in International Relations and Political Science, in Politics, edited by Dr Alasdair Young, October 2009
- James D. Boys and Hind Zantout, E-Government: Big Brother of Athenian Democracy, in Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-society 2009: Volume II, edited by Piet Kommers and Pedro Isaías, Barcelona, Spain, 2009 pp 13–17. ISBN 978-972-8924-78-2
- "The Dual Containment of Rogue States". Nth Position Web site. April 2005. An examination of the Clinton Administration efforts to deal with Iran and Iraq.
- "Clinton and Europe: The Transatlantic Relationship 1993-2001". The 49th Parallel Electronic Journal (Summer 2004). An examination of the Anglo-American relationship during the 1990s.
- "The Somali Legacy: Black Hawk Two". Nth Position Web Site. February 2004. An examination of the Somali deployment and its impact upon the second Bush Administration.
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