J. K. Fowler

On the 26th of February, 2011 I got a chance to sit down with Pascal Bruckner, world-renowned French philosopher, at the Gaby Restaurant at the Sofitel Hotel on W. 44th Street in New York City while he was in the city to attend the Festival of New French Literature at NYU's Silver Center. Below is the full transcript of our conversation. 


Date: 02.26.2011 

Time: 11:00 AM 

J. K. Fowler

On the 25th of February 2011, I got a chance to sit down with Atiq Rahimi, world-renowned author of Earth and Ashes, The Patience Stone, and A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fea

Jika González

Spain's official entry in the foreign film category for the Oscars, Even the Rain, is based on the bloody beginning of the late Howard Zinn's famous A People's History of the United States, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is revealed to be more brute than hero. Director Icíar Bollaín weaves the Bolivian Water Wars into the narrative, thereby blurring the violence of past and present. Find out more in this video interview by Jika González.

World Policy Journal

by Michael Downey. Originally published by our partner site, World Policy Blog.

Marie Mainil

At a youth summit that paralleled the recent NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Marie Mainil interviewed fellow attendee Victor Ochen. Drawing on life experiences (he spent 20 of his 28 years living in war-torn Uganda), Ochen brought ideas for peace, security, reconciliation, and progress to NATO leaders. The interview is an inspiration for the next generation of global leadership. Video.

Shaun Randol

Interview with Writers for In My Dreams, It Was Simpler

(Part 2 of 2) (read Part 1 here)

Continuing the multi-part interview with Tolulope Popoola, Jennifer A., Tolulope Adegbite, and Ugo Chime, for contributors to the online writing project, "In My Dreams, It was Simpler."


Shaun Randol

Interview with writers for In My Dreams, It Was Simpler

(Part 1 of 2) (Part 2 of 2 here)

J. K. Fowler

Professor Alex Hinton is Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocideand Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs and at Rutgers University, Newark.

Shaun RandolLaura Thies

On March 4, 2010, Shaun Randol sat with Burmese political artist Chaw Ei Thein to discuss the struggles Burmese artists face inside and outside her home country, the artistic process and work, and Chaw's hopes for Burma's future. freeDimensional and Adelphi University's Levermore Global Scholars Program helped bring the event together. Video.

Marianna Gurtovnik

I have asked recognized experts on Middle East and terrorism to comment on the current situation in Yemen, which I covered last week, and to share their views regarding the U.S. policy in that country and the nations surrounding it.

Dr. Ariel Cohen Cohen, a Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC: