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 – Charlotte Epstein

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Charlotte Epstein discusses the impact Foucault has had on her thinking, explains why discourse matters in the study of IR, and assesses the politics of surveillance.

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 2: Key Concepts

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 2: Key Concepts

Prof. Mignolo explains the difference between decolonization and decoloniality, the similarity of modernity and coloniality, and describes humanity’s planetary dimension.

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 1: Activism and Trajectory

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 1: Activism and Trajectory

In the first of a two part interview Walter Mignolo discusses activism, the concept of coloniality, theory as practice and how aesthetics fit into decolonialism.

Interview – Liza Featherstone

Interview – Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone explains why she identifies as a socialist feminist, discusses the importance of student activism, and provides some advice for aspiring journalists.

Interview – Giorgio Shani

Interview – Giorgio Shani

Professor Shani offers his take on human security and post-coloniality, religion in the context of current developments in the West, the economic crisis and post-liberalism.

Interview – Reece Jones

Interview – Reece Jones

Reece Jones discusses the inherent violence of borders, criticizes media coverage of the migration crisis, and assesses why the EU has the worlds deadliest border.

Interview – Gilles Carbonnier

Interview – Gilles Carbonnier

Gilles Carbonnier outlines his approach to humanitarian economics, reflects on recent changes in the humanitarian sector, and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

Interview – Daniela DeBono

Interview – Daniela DeBono

Daniela DeBono discusses her approach to the migration-human rights nexus, explains a cultural approach to human rights, and urges young scholars to question assumptions.

Interview – Prince El-Waleed M. Madibo

Interview – Prince El-Waleed M. Madibo

Prince Madibo talks about constructing and running a government in Sudan, the importance of coexistence, and theory and practice of development.

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Professor Escudé talks about his peripheral realism, the fallacy of anthropomorphism, what’s wrong in Venezuela, and argues to separate theory and practice.

Interview – Carne Ross

Interview – Carne Ross

Independent diplomat Carne Ross talks about the surprising influence of non-state actors, power politics and anarchy, as well as the poverty of academic IR.

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