The Politic sits down with EMILY’s List’s Jessica O’Connell to discuss the Clinton campaign, state-level women’s rights battles, and her advice for women aspiring to political careers.
The Politic’s exclusive conversation with one of America’s rising stars in national security and key players in the breakthrough Iran nuclear deal.
From 1981 to 1996, you’ve had tours of duty as United States ambassador in Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. I’m wondering what led you to join the Foreign Service in the first place? What prompted me to join the Foreign Service was a strong interest in international affairs and diplomacy. That was always my main academic interest ever since I was…
The Politic sits down with Jackson Institute Senior Fellow Emma Sky to discuss the Iraq War, the practice of diplomacy, and the Yale World Fellows Program.
“We need to reclaim public and higher education as a public good, as a democratic public sphere that is absolutely vital for educating students to be engaged and critical citizens. That should be as important as national defense.”
“The standard of evidence in academics is ten out of ten, and the time pressure is one out of ten. And in Washington, it’s kind of the reverse. The standard of evidence is much lower than in an academic setting, but you have to have it by Friday.”
When I was working at the U.S. mission, in the morning I could be doing Yemen, then Ukraine in the middle of the day, and Syria at the end.
In Norwegian politics, “It’s the argument or the passion which you decide to express yourself which counts, not money. “