Interviews

E-IR invites some of the field’s leading protagonists to share their latest thinking, and to reflect on the major developments in world politics.

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

Prof. Hutchings talks about the usefulness of debates in international theory, violence, and ethics, and the importance of challenging gender discrimination in academia.

Interview – Steven Pinker

Interview – Steven Pinker

Professor Pinker answers questions on mankind’s tendency toward violence, Darwinism, the rights of women in Islamic societies, and his new book – The Sense of Style.

Interview – Kurt Mills

Interview – Kurt Mills

Dr Mills talks about R2P, neo-humanitarianism, the limits of norms, the practicality of the International Criminal Court, and the importance of academic networks.

Interview – John Esposito

Interview – John Esposito

In this interview, Professor Esposito discusses his career, the current state of IR scholarship on Islam, the rise of the Islamic State, and the issue of Islamophobia.

Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview – Tariq Ali

Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.

Interview – Leo Panitch

Interview – Leo Panitch

Professor Panitch explains how he understands imperialism, discusses the value of democratic peace theory, and the inherent problems with US-led global capitalism.

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Professor Jacobs discusses her research on pornography, censorship, and visual anthropology in the context of global capitalism, social control, and superpower rivalry.

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Interview – Tanisha Fazal

Dr. Fazal discusses her research on state death, breakthroughs in the study of civil war initiation and termination, and changing norms of humanitarian intervention.

Interview – Richard English

Interview – Richard English

Professor English discusses the difficulties of defining terrorism, the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland, and the importance of identifying your passion within IR.

Interview – Johan Galtung

Interview – Johan Galtung

Professor Johan Galtung discusses his career, offers his thoughts on the crisis in Crimea, UN peacekeeping missions and offers advice for young scholars of IR.

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Interview – Nicholas Onuf

Professor Onuf discusses the professionalization of scholarship, the influence of his book ‘World of Our Making,’ and the top ten tips for flourishing in academia.

Interview – Laura Sjoberg

Interview – Laura Sjoberg

Professor Sjoberg discusses gender and war, queer theory, women and gender in the International Relations discipline, her new blog, and offers advice for young scholars.

Interview – Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

Interview – Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

Professor Jackson discusses provincialism in U.S. IR theory, broadening theorists’ understanding of truth, sci-fi, and the influence of his book “Conduct of Inquiry.”

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