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 – 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.”

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

In this interview, Professor Lebow discusses his intellectual development, the concept of identity in IR, the drivers of conflict, and his latest research.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Interview – Noam Chomsky

In this interview, Professor Noam Chomsky discusses the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, Iran, Israel-Palestine, the Syrian crisis, and his recent debate with Zizek.

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Interview – Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer discusses his forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, global security threats, and how parenthood has changed his perspective of international security.

Interview – James Fearon

Interview – James Fearon

Professor James Fearon discusses responses to the civil war in Syria and offers his thoughts on the passing of Kenneth Waltz and the academic study of civil wars.

Interview – Norman Finkelstein

Interview – Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein discusses the future of the Palestinians, the BDS movement, Hassan Rouhani, the conflict in Syria and the follies of the academic tenure system.

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