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.”

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and the Highway Cliff: An Interview with Robert Puentes

Robert Puentes is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, where he works on the Metropolitan Policy Program and directs the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. The Politic spoke to Puentes about Congress’ highway cliff, a 21st century gas tax, lessons from Europe and Asia on high-speed rail, and more.

An Interview with Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Professor Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. is the former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently serves on the Harvard faculty as a University Distinguished Service Professor, and this year completes fifty years on the faculty there. Along with Robert Keohane, he founded the theory of “neoliberalism” in international …

An Interview with Jameel Jaffer, Human Rights Attorney

Jameel Jaffer is a human rights and civil liberties attorney. Jaffer is the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the director of ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which is the department of the ACLU that works to ensure government accountability and to improve democratic values. Jaffer graduated from Williams College in …

Commemorating WWI’s Fallen Soldiers: An Interview with Jay Winter

Jay Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He has written or co-written a dozen books, including Rene Cassin et les droits de l’homme, co-authored with Antoine Prost, and The Great War in European Cultural History; he co-produced, co-wrote, and was the chief historian for the PBS Series, “The Great …