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 – George Butler

Interview – George Butler

Reportage artist, George Butler, talks to us about his work drawing the news in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, as well the future for young Syrians and his Hands Up Foundation.

Interview – Abbey Steele

Interview – Abbey Steele

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Interview – Andrew Hom

Interview – Andrew Hom

Andrew Hom tells us about the temporal turn in IR, different understandings of time, how time is political, and some of the best advice he has received during his career.

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson talks to us about identity-based violence, the rise in mass-atrocities, the effectiveness of R2P, and the relationship between academia and policy-making.

Interview – Raúl Salgado

Interview – Raúl Salgado

Raúl Salgado talks to us about geopolitics and regionalism in Latin America, the role of small states in regional integration, UNASUR, and Brazil’s role within BRICS.

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Tomohiko Taniguchi shares his views on Japan’s global standing, its foreign relations with the EU and its Northeast neighbours, and the impact of ‘Abenomics’ policies.

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of ‘hybrid tools’ of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

Interview – Odessa Primus

Interview – Odessa Primus

Odessa Primus discusses how data science can be used to inform policy-making, the role of the Global Arena Research Institute, and the politics of the Visegrád countries.

Interview – Octavio Amorim Neto

Interview – Octavio Amorim Neto

Professor Octavio Amorim Neto talks to us about Brazil’s foreign policy, the Bolsonaro presidency and the constitutional developments of Portuguese-speaking countries.

Interview – Mike Martin

Interview – Mike Martin

Mike Martin discusses his career in the British Army and risk management, recent negotiations between the US and the Taliban, and the importance of ideology in conflict.

Interview – Christoph Harig

Interview – Christoph Harig

Christoph Harig discusses Brazil’s civil-military relations and its participation in MINUSTAH, his expectations for the Bolsonaro administration and trust in politicians.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate women.

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Anne Sisson Runyan discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, gender and IR, intersectionality, gender balance in academia and decolonial feminism.

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