Interviews

The Royal Environmentalist: An Interview with Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali al Nuaimi, “The Green Sheikh”

The Politic sits down with the "Green Sheikh" to discuss his ecological initiatives, the future of the UAE's energy economy, and the spirituality of environmentalism

Ali Velshi: Broadcast Journalist, Former Host on Al Jazeera America

Broadcast journalist Ali Velshi discusses the 2008 financial crisis, the presidential election, Al Jazeera America, as well as journalism in general.

Electing Madame President: An Interview with Jessica O’Connell, Executive Director of EMILY’s List

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 Negotiator: The Politic’s Exclusive Sit-Down with Jake Sullivan, Hillary’s Top Foreign Policy Advisor

The Politic's exclusive conversation with one of America's rising stars in national security and key players in the breakthrough Iran nuclear deal.

An Interview with John Negroponte, Former Deputy Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence

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 […]

An Interview with Emma Sky, Former Advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq

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.

An Interview with Henry Giroux, the McMaster University Professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest

"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."

An Interview with Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors

"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."

An Interview with Rosemary DiCarlo, Jackson Institute Senior Fellow and Career Diplomat

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.

An Interview with Gro Harlem-Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway

In Norwegian politics, "It’s the argument or the passion which you decide to express yourself which counts, not money. "