“[The US and Mexico relationship is] a very complex relationship, especially when you mention commerce or immigration.”
Interview with spring 2016 IOP fellow and former Ambassador to China, Gary Locke. A transcript of the interview can be found here. Image source: Associated Press
“Given the complexity of the immigration issue and border security,… if someone provides a simple issue to a complex problem, you can be pretty well assured that it is not going to be the right answer.”
The HPR interviewed eight former IOP students and two former directors to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Gary Locke, a third-generation Chinese American, served as the first governor of Asian descent in the continental United States, as the 21st governor of Washington from 1997 to 2005. Following that experience, he served in the Obama administration as United States Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and later as U.S. […]
“Discrimination is discrimination. Discrimination isn’t justified in the name of religious freedom.”
“I think [Spotlight] makes the point that however flawed we are, that we are still necessary, that we serve an important role in society.”