Spring 2016 IOP Fellows Interview: Sir Peter Westmacott

“I think there is a great deal that keeps the United Kingdom and the United States together, and it feels to me that the relationship is in good shape.”

Spring 2016 IOP Fellows Interview: Gary Locke

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

Interview: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske

“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.”

IOP 50th Anniversary Interviews

The HPR interviewed eight former IOP students and two former directors to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Interview: Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

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. […]

On Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Rights: Interview with MA Attorney General Maura Healey

“Discrimination is discrimination. Discrimination isn’t justified in the name of religious freedom.”