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 – Rafael Bittencourt

Interview – Rafael Bittencourt

Rafael Bittencourt explains the concept of buen vivir, its influence on policy-making in Bolivia and Ecuador, and assesses the recent upheavals in Chile and Ecuador.

Interview – Ravi Neelakantan

Interview – Ravi Neelakantan

Ambassador Ravi Neelakantan talks about the concept of good governance, digital freedom, India’s lack of a ‘grand strategy’, its economic ties and regional partnerships.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked some of our former interviewees what we can do to forge a gender equal discipline.

Interview – Swati Parashar

Interview – Swati Parashar

Swati Parashar discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, barriers to feminist solidarity, #MeToo, postcolonial feminism and challenging patriarchal power.

Interview – John M. Kirk

Interview – John M. Kirk

John M. Kirk discusses the new constitution in Cuba, the country’s shifting relationships in the region, US-Cuban relations, and the alleged ‘sonic attacks’ on diplomats.

Interview – Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Interview – Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz discusses sustainable finance, actionable data and how communities and governments can strengthen their resilience and prepare for climate change.

Interview – Dana Gold

Interview – Dana Gold

E-IR Article Award winner, Dana Gold discusses Israeli-Palestinian relations, the upcoming elections in Israel, peace theory, and the role of emotions in conflict.

Interview – Courtney J. Fung

Interview – Courtney J. Fung

Courtney Fung discusses change and the drivers of change in the state system, China’s role in the UN and internationally, as well as China’s goals compared to India’s.

Associate Professor, Politics
Chair, Latin American Studies
Committee Chair, International Studies Concentration

Interview – Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani discusses Latin American politics, regional issues and the role of militaries, as well as the benefits of using of films and documentaries in her work.

Interview – Alice Hill

Interview – Alice Hill

Alice Hill discusses her work on resilience and climate change, how to encourage policy-makers to incorporate resilience and what more could be done by elected officials.

Interview – Tristen Naylor

Interview – Tristen Naylor

Tristen Naylor considers the English School research agenda, his theory of ‘international social closure’, global governance, and fieldwork at the G20 and G7.

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