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.

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Interview – Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Wasserstrom talks about China’s shifting place in the world given its political history, economics, foreign policy and the continued need for research in this field.

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Interview – Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

Interview – Nando Sigona

Interview – Nando Sigona

Dr. Sigona discusses the ongoing refugee crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and the need for the EU to find a sustainable and humane response at its borders.

Interview – John R. McNeill

Interview – John R. McNeill

McNeill offers us the view that human history is a subset of ecological history and IR scholars will do well to explore the opportunities offered by historical lessons.

Interview – Charles King

Interview – Charles King

Professor King discusses the decline of International Studies, the growth of quantitative methods in IR, and the issue of presenting research findings to wider audiences.

Interview – H.A. Hellyer

Interview – H.A. Hellyer

Dr H.A. Hellyer answers questions on contemporary Islamist politics, relations between European states and their Muslim populations, and the Egyptian revolution of 2011.

Interview – Sarah Chayes

Interview – Sarah Chayes

Sarah Chayes discusses her research into state corruption, explains its links to issues of conflict and revolution, and reflects on the US invasion of Afghanistan.

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Professor Archibugi answers questions on the divide between domestic politics and foreign policy, the concept of cosmopolitan democracy, and the limits of sovereignty.

Interview – Andy Wolff

Interview – Andy Wolff

Director Andy Wolff talks about piracy and acquisition of information by experience, through the many subjects he tackles in his documentaries – a useful reminder for IR.

Interview – Popo Fan

Interview – Popo Fan

Popo Fan discusses the history and development of Chinese queer film, recent changes in China’s LBGT community, and the dangers posed by the Foreign NGO Management Law.

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