Interviews


Cuauhtémoc Blanco: From Soccer to Politics

Soccer is not the same thing as politics. In soccer you can play, train, and at the end of the day you’re doing something you enjoy.


Han Seung-soo: Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea

Dr. Han Seung-soo has served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (2008-2009), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2002), and Korean Ambassador to the United States (1993-1994) among other roles in politics and diplomacy. He also presided as President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2001. Since 2013, Dr. Han has […]


ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer: America Wouldn’t Give Snowden a Fair Trial

“National security is being used to shield politicians from embarrassment or criticism” – Jaffer on privacy’s role in electoral politics


Martin Xuereb, Malta’s Former Chief of Defense, Discusses the Refugee Crisis

“The media can focus a bit more on the human element of the crisis” – Martin Xuereb, current director of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station


Shea Serrano on Rap and Politics

Shea Serrano is a staff writer for Grantland. He recently published The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated and Deconstructed, which became a New York Times best-seller this week. Harvard Political Review: In 1992 VP candidate Dan Quayle said that “2Pacalypse Now” “has no place in our […]


Nicholas Carr Explores the Limits of Social Media

Carr discusses the danger “that we take political discourse and funnel it into these communication systems of social media that were designed for banter among friends”