The Right to be Forgotten: An Interview with Helene Jakobsen and Ulrik Graff

Conducted and Transcribed by Nashi Gunasekara (SC ’19) Helene Jackobsen and Ulrik Graff are professors at the Danish Institute of Study teaching Online Surveillance, Privacy, and Cybersecurity. Jackobsen earned her Masters in Law at the University of Copenhagen in 2014 and is the Head of Section, Danish Defense Command. In different capacities, Graff has served…

Accessibility of Healthcare in the US: An Interview with Abner Mason

Conducted and Transcribed by Elise S. Van Scoy (SC ‘20), Project Manager Abner Mason is a Harvard graduate and the founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, a multicultural patient engagement and healthcare solutions technology company. He previously served as International Committee Chairman for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and executive director of AIDS Responsibility Project.…

Foreign Policy in the Modern Age: Interview with Ambassador Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment and former Deputy Secretary of State

Conducted by Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SC ’18), Interview Editor and April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ’18), Editor-in-Chief   Transcribed by Kaela Cote-Stemmermann Ambassador William J. Burns is a former career Foreign Service Officer with over 30 years of experience. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Secretary of…

How Technology and Think Tanks Influence Policy: Interview with Darrell West

Conducted by James McIntyre (PO ‘19), Washington D.C. Correspondent (Fall 2017) and Staff Writer Co-transcribed with Delaney Hewitt (SCR ‘20), Staff Writer   Dr. Darrell West is the director of Governance Studies and a vice president at the Brookings Institution. As a highly respected political scientist, Dr. West’s recent research has focused on the interplay…

Interview with Christine Loh: Former Hong Kong Politician and Environmental Activist

Conducted by John Nikolaou CMC ’19, Digital Content Editor and Stanley Fan CMC ’20, Staff Writer Christine Loh is a former Hong King Legislative Councilor and Under Secretary for the Environment. Through her distinguished career, she has held roles in the business world as a commodities trader, government as a legislator, and the NGO sector…

Interview with Arlie Russell Hochschild: American Sociologist and Author of “Strangers in Their Own Land”

Interview by Michaela Shelton (PO’ 21), Staff Writer and Jerry Yan (PO’18), Senior Editor Arlie Hochschild is an American sociologist and academic. She currently serves as Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Hochschild’s areas of expertise primarily consist of social psychology and the sociology of emotions, gender, and politics. She has authored nine books,…

Recontextualizing Artificial Intelligence: Exploring the Potential of AI Outside of the Tech Industry with Apoorv Agrawal

Interview by Nashi Gunasekara (SC ’19) and Natasha Anis (PO ’19), Staff Writers Founder of Text IQ, Apoorv Agrawal is making significant strides in understanding and perfecting how humans and machines can work together for a common cause. Agrawal obtained his undergraduate degree from the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India and went…