From “the Trial of the Century” to Advocating Against Violence: An Interview with Christopher Darden

Conducted by Michaela Shelton (PO ’21) and Madison Yardumian (SC ’21), Staff Writers Christopher Darden has practiced law for over 37 years. He worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cases regarding gang violence and criminal activity perpetrated by law enforcement officials. Darden rose to particular prominence for his role…

Lindsay Toczylowski on Due Process Violations and the Breakdown of U.S. Immigration Policy

Conducted and transcribed by Ande Troutman (CMC ’19), Staff Writer As a founding member and executive director at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Lindsay Toczylowski has dedicated her career to advocating for and protecting immigrants’ access to a fair trial and due process. What challenges do immigration attorneys in today’s political climate face? How does…

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…