Interviews


On Immigration and Education: Interview with Congressman Joaquín Castro

“Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and the other Republican candidates have turned the discussion over immigration into a nasty one. They have made it harder for the parties to come together and for Americans to come together on a solution.”


On Counterterrorism and Communications: Interview with Richard Stengel

“If you look at all the media and content that’s created by America, that’s what I look at as our messaging…. Our messaging and content dwarfs everybody else’s.”


Interview: Cornell Belcher

“They were trying to scream into existence the America that they wanted. It was such a reassuring moment of our goodness.”


Spring 2016 IOP Fellows Interview: Anne Hawley

“I think there is just something so exhilarating about helping things be born–new ideas, new forms, new ways of looking at the world.”


Jose Antonio Meade on Combating Poverty in Mexico

Today, who I am, is the secretary of social development, a fascinating institution, an institution that allows me to touch lives and to transform the stories of families.


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.