Meet the Fellows: An Interview with Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr.

Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr. is a Fall 2020 Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. He leads initiatives out of the Advancement Project National Office concerning voting and American democracy. As a former associate counsel with LatinoJustice PRLDEF, he is particularly passionate about issues within Latinx and Black communities. Jorge is active in national conversations … Read more

Combating Colorism Amid a Global Racial Reckoning: An Interview with Nina Davuluri

Note: The transcript of this interview provided below has been edited for style and concision. For this reason, it may deviate in part from the video. Nina Davuluri is an acclaimed advocate, filmmaker and TV host. She gained international recognition by becoming the first Indian American and South Asian to win the Miss America title … Read more

An Interview with Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is an American defense attorney, academic, and author who has represented clients in some of the most high-profile legal cases in the United States and abroad. Mr. Dershowitz has published over 1000 articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines, and has authored 40 books, including The New York Times No. 1 Bestseller “Chutzpah.” At … Read more

Mobilizing Young Voters: An Interview with Andy Roo Forrest and Genessa Krasnow

Andy Roo Forrest is the executive director of Feel Good Voting, an issues-based media initiative dedicated to the advancement of social justice and environmental action.  Genessa Krasnow is the creative director and head of brand and content for Feeling Good Voting. She specializes in designing and implementing leading-edge campaigns in technology, entertainment, and activism.   … Read more

The Narrow Corridor to Liberty: An Interview with Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A prolific author renowned for his work in the field of political economy, he co-wrote “Why Nations Fail” (2012) and, more recently, “The Narrow Corridor” (2019) with University of Chicago Professor James A. Robinson. Harvard Political Review: “The … Read more

The Ethics of Overcoming a Pandemic: Interview with Danielle Allen

Political theorist Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, where she leads the center’s on-going COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative. Widely recognized for her contributions to democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought, Allen is the 2020 recipient … Read more