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 – Giorgos Kallis

Interview – Giorgos Kallis

Giorgos Kallis talks about his work on global inequality, the agenda of ‘degrowth’ and its effectiveness, eco-socialism, un-disciplined research and the concept of limits.

Interview – Ieong Meng U

Interview – Ieong Meng U

Ieong Meng U considers the challenges for Macau and its foreign relations, the development of Macau and Hong Kong, as well as the changes in the Umbrella Movement.

Interview – Anne-Kathrin Kreft

Interview – Anne-Kathrin Kreft

Anne-Kathrin Kreft talks about the discourse and perceptions around conflict-related sexual violence and reflects on the affects of sensitive fieldwork on researchers.

Interview – Christian Lequesne

Interview – Christian Lequesne

Christian Lequesne discusses European Union politics, the role and current challenges faced by diplomats, French diplomacy post-Brexit and the method of observation.

Interview – Sarah Wolff

Interview – Sarah Wolff

Sarah Wolff discusses her research on the role of secularism and religion in EU foreign policy, EU migration policy, and the links between academia and policy-making.

Interview – Amy Niang

Interview – Amy Niang

Amy Niang considers how Africa features in the history of the international, the postcolonial state and sovereignty, and the conflict in the Central African Republic.

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Lucy Corkin talks to us about Chinese investment in Africa and the relationship more broadly, the fintech revolution in Africa and the impact on traditional banking.

Black History Month Interviews

Black History Month Interviews

To celebrate Black History Month we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate people of colour.

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Yolande Bouka discusses the importance of Black History Month, anti-black racism and how to decolonise IR, female agency in warfare and transitional justice in Rwanda.

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Olivia Rutazibwa discusses the importance of Black History Month, silencing in IR, epistemic violence, decolonial approaches to humanitarianism and ethical retreat.

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Toni Haastrup discusses the importance of Black History Month, challenges faced by the African Union, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, EU-AU relations and Brexit.

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