Interviews

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Truth, Lies, Nationalism, War, and Election Meddling | Interview with Dr. John Mearsheimer

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How Russia, Fascism, and Nationalism impact world politics | Interview with Dr. Andreas Umland

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Entrepreneurs: Born or Made? | Interview with Dr. Daniel Cohen

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Developing Your College SoundBite | Interview with Sara Harberson

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Solving Nearly Unsolvable Problems | Interview with Yunseo Choi

How anthropologists connect with human suffering | Interview with Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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Breaking the Digital Ceilings of Computer Science | Interview with Dame Wendy Hall, PhD

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What is Quantum Mechanics, really? | Interview with Dr. Gerard ’t Hooft

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Are we becoming less rational? | Interview with Dr. Steven Pinker

interview/steve-keen-economist

How Modern Monetary Theory addresses economic dilemmas | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen

How medicine and anthropology merge in caretaking | Interview with Dr. Arthur Kleinman

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Are Colleges Controlled by Rankings? | Interview with Professor Jeffrey Stake

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Using Math to Win the Olympics | Interview with Dr. Ken Ono

How weakness afflicts Russia today | Interview with Dr. Alexander Motyl

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How can you have a great career AND save the planet? Earth scientist Jesse Ausubel talks with Karina

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Chemistry and Christianity | Interview with Dr. James Tour

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How a massive open online course (MOOC) is changing higher education | Interview with Dr. Zvi Galil

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Becoming an Economic Sociologist | Interview with Dr. Viviana Zelizer

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Deciding What You Want from College | Interview with Ron Lieber

How money, cryptocurrency, and digital financial systems affect us | Interview with Dr. Bill Maurer

How anthropology intersects politics | Interview with Dr. Marshall Sahlins

How true academic freedom creates intellectual conflict | Interview with Dr. Norman Finkelstein

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Distortions of Business School Rankings | Interview with Anjani Jain

How to think about the pandemic historically and financially | Interview with Dr. Niall Ferguson

Paul Krugman, economist, interview

How monopolies, geography, and currency crises affect economies | Interview with Dr. Paul Krugman

How game theory and competition explain politics | Interview with Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

How effective is American foreign policy? | Interview with Dr. Stephen Walt

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MIT’s Dean explains how to write your college essay | Interview with Stuart Schmill

How to make sense of data in the climate change debate | Interview with Dr. John Christy

interview/laurence-tribe-legal-scholar-karina

The Fate of the Supreme Court | Interview with Laurence Tribe

How Black women think differently about politics | Interview with Dr. Nadia Brown

interview/harris-mylonas-political-scientist

How nations build and reinforce their influence | Interview with Dr. Harris Mylonas

interview/michael-keaton-karina

Combining Computer Science and Business Strategy at Facebook | Interview with Michael Keaton

Discovery, history, and lucky accidents in chemistry | Interview with Dr. Robert Curl

interview/allyn-howlett

How to Study Cannabis | Interview with Dr. Allyn Howlett

interview/alex-piquero-criminologist-karina

Why do people commit crime? | Interview with Dr. Alex Piquero

interview/stuart-schmill-admissions

Should I have a college advisor? | Interview with Dean Stuart Schmill

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Why is More Never Enough? | Interview with Professor Budziszewski

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The “ranking game” of universities | Interview with Professor Jeffrey Stake

interview/james-tour-chemist

What is Happening in Nanochemistry? | Interview with Dr. James Tour

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How politics influences economics in nations | Interview with Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

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What the Future Holds for Artificial Intelligence | Interview with Erik Larson

interview/harry-gray-chemist

How brilliant innovators propel the field of chemistry | Interview with Dr. Harry Gray

interview/alex-rogers-activist-karina

The Business of Cannabis | Interview with Alex Rogers

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Evaluating the Equity of Higher Education | Interview with Paul Tough

How to model and forecast economic trends | Interview with Dr. Steve Keen

Discrimination and political reform | Interview with Dr. Theda Skocpol

How Big Data improves police effectiveness | Interview with Dr. Lawrence Sherman

Interview with Don Green and Jed Macosko

How friendship can boost voter turnout | Interview with Dr. Donald Green

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The Truth about Happiness Pieced Together from Lies | Interview with Professor Budziszewski

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Standing Out as a College Applicant | Interview with Sara Harberson

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The Growing World of Weed | Interview with Alex Rogers

How biological and cultural memes evolve | Interview with Dr. Marcus Feldman

How storytelling brings history to life | Interview with Dr. Henry Reynolds

How economics borrows from ecology, physics, and mathematics | Interview with Dr. Herman Daly

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Using Big Data to Solve Big Questions in Sociology | Interview with Dr. Omar Lizardo

interview/bin-he-engineer

How brain-computer interfaces will alter our interactions with reality | Interview with Dr. Bin He

How institutions form and change over time | Interview with Dr. Kathleen Thelen

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Finding the Value of Money | Interview with Dr. Viviana Zelizer

How American history and politics converge | Interview with Dr. Eric Foner

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How economics informs all aspects of life | Interview with Dr. Gregory Mankiw

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Understanding the plight of refugees from the Middle East | Interview with Dr. Marcia Inhorn

Educating the Heart of Louisiana | Interview with University President Walter Kimbrough

Educating the Heart of Louisiana | Interview with Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough

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The Future for College Admissions | Interview with Martha Allman

How climate change became partisan and weaponized | Interview with Dr. Michael Mann

How hurry is detrimental to a happy life | Interview with Dr. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

interview/richard-rosenfeld-criminologist

How socioeconomic factors affect crime rates | Interview with Dr. Richard Rosenfeld

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The Pressing Questions of Psychology | Interview with Dr. Steven Pinker

interview/nadine-strossen-legal-scholar

Social Media and Mass Censorship | Interview with Dr. Nadine Strossen

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Exploring the Field of Cannabis | Interview with Dr. Allyn Howlett

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How anthropology opens doors to study worldwide | Interview with Dr. Ulf Hannerz

How citizen disaffection can drive changes in government | Interview with Dr. Margaret Levi

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Ranking the College Ranking systems | Interview with University of British Columbia President Santa Ono

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How does the economy affect the environment? Economist Herman Daly talks with Karina

How gender impacts politics & international relations | Interview with J. Ann Tickner

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How Can We Make Chemical Systems More Efficient? | Interview with Dr. Gregory Scholes

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How to transform your passion into a dream college admission | Interview with Dr. David Nguyen

interview/hal-abelson-computer-scientist

How computer technology revolutionizes our lives | Interview with Dr. Hal Abelson

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What makes a Breakthrough Junior Challenge winning video? | Interview with Maryam Tsegaye

How green chemistry encourages beautiful, elegant science | Interview with Dr. Paul Anastas

How to overcome the glass ceiling in academia | Interview with Dr. Louise Lamphere

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The Inspiration for Academic Influence | Interview with Erik Larson

What is True About Truth? | Interview with Dr. Khaldoun Sweis

interview/maryam-tsegaye

Where is the Breakthrough Junior Challenge winner now? | Interview with Maryam Tsegaye

interview/burkhard-rost-biologist-karina

Finding your own path in biology | Interview with Dr. Burkhard Rost

How historians demolish myths and create new ways to think | Interview with Dr. Dipesh Chakrabarty

interview/richard-rosenfeld-criminologist-karina

How are Protests and Crime Related? | Interview with Dr. Richard Rosenfeld

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How local partnerships can reduce crime | Interview with Dr. Lorraine Mazerolle

How theories in evolution evolve | Interview with Dr. Niles Eldredge

How nanoparticle science is advancing | Interview with Dr. George Schatz

interview/david-weisburd-criminologist-karina

Is Hot Spots Policing Effective? | Interview with Dr. David Weisburd

interview/robert-hazen-mineralogist

What minerals can tell us about aliens | Interview with Dr. Robert Hazen

interview/thomas-maschmeyer-chemist

How chemistry advances battery, energy, and reuse technology | Interview with Dr. Thomas Maschmeyer

How COVID-19, teaching, privacy, and virtual worlds intersect | Interview with Dr. Tom Boellstorff

interview/laurence-tribe-legal-scholar

How Divided is our Education? | Interview with Laurence Tribe

interview/clive-oppenheimer-earth-scientist

How volcanoes change the world | Interview with Dr. Clive Oppenheimer

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions | Interview with Author Jeff Selingo

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The ‘Arms Race’ of College Admissions | Interview with Martha Allman

interview/eric-scerri-chemist

How philosophy and chemistry combine | Interview with Dr. Eric Scerri

interview/nadia-brown-political-scientist

How women of color impact politics | Interview with Dr. Nadia Brown

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Looking Beyond Acceptance in College Admissions | Interview with Paul Tough

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How do you become a political scientist? Political scientist Nadia Brown talks with Karina

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How mathematicians partner with other experts to find solutions | Interview with Dr. Ian Stewart

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How criminal justice has grown as an academic field |Interview with Dr. Paul Rock

interview/isaac-ben-israel-karina

The new industry of cybersecurity | Interview with Dr. Isaac Ben-Israel

interview/carolyn-bertozzi-chemist

How new scientific discoveries create exciting opportunities | Interview with Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

interview/keith-devlin-mathematician

How to make mathematics popular and exciting | Interview with Dr. Keith Devlin

How to think about Brexit, globalization, and pandemics | Interview with Dr. Kristian Gleditsch

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How to be a pioneering woman in STEM | Interview with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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What can science and history tell us about the other? Historian Dipesh Chakrabarty talks with Karina

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What Rules Apply to An Infinite Tinder? | Interview with Yunseo Choi

How liberal democracy outshines other systems of government | Interview with Dr. Francis Fukuyama

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How neighborhoods & police work together to reduce crime | Interview with Dr. David Weisburd

interview/eric-scerri-chemist-karina

Is chemistry just physics? | Interview with Dr. Eric Scerri

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Protecting against a virtual virus | Interview with Dr. Isaac Ben-Israel

interview/nadine-strossen-legal-scholar-karina

Someone has to be the first | Interview with Dr. Nadine Strossen

interview/robert-hazen-mineralogist-karina

How rocks and aliens become a career | Interview with Dr. Robert Hazen

Is American liberal democracy morally defensible? | Interview with Dr. Rogers Smith

interview/marcia-inhorn-karina

What does it mean to be an anthropologist? | Interview with Dr. Marcia Inhorn

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Who Gets into College and Why? Author Jeff Selingo talks with Karina

interview/robert-langer-engineer

How new mRNA vaccine technology battles COVID-19 | Interview with Dr. Robert Langer

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What is the role of police? | Interview with Dr. Lorraine Mazerolle

interview/eric-foner/historian-karina

How Have History Classes Changed? | Interview with Dr. Eric Foner

How to think like a revolutionary and establish freedom | Interview with Dr. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

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How scientists address dissent, money, trust, and being wrong | Interview with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

How teaching kids better decision-making may prevent crime later | Interview with Dr. Alex Piquero

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How to Save Higher Education | Interview with Dr. Michael Poliakoff

interview/matthew-tirrell-engineer

How to use engineering to address heart disease | Interview with Dr. Matthew Tirrell

interview/wendy-hall-computer-science

A Pioneer’s View of the Internet | Interview with Dame Wendy Hall, PhD

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Why do scientists often follow unforeseen paths? Biologist Niles Eldredge talks with Karina

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What is it like to be a scientist? Chemist Robert Curl talks with Karina

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What Makes a Strong College Education? | Interview with Dr. Michael Poliakoff

How we can know what lives in the ocean | Interview with Jesse Ausubel

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Is Supersymmetry all that Super? | Interview with Dr. Mikhail Shifman

interview/nancy-forde-physicist-karina

What makes a biophysicist? | Interview with Dr. Nancy Forde

The Dilemma of Choice in Finding a College | Interview with Prof. Stuart Rojstaczer

The Dilemma of Choice in Finding a College | Interview with Stuart Rojstaczer

How to speak for the bugs | Interview with Dr. Adam Hart

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What is Next for Supersymmetry and Dark Matter? | Interview with Dr. Joseph Incandela

How machine learning boosts protein and genetic studies | Interview with Dr. Burkhard Rost

interview/michael-mann-earth-scientist-karina

Is the climate change fight worth it? Earth Scientist Michael Mann talks with Karina

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We should be melting | Interview with Dr. Nancy Forde

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What makes insects interesting? Entomologist Adam Hart talks with Karina

How mail-in ballots could affect the 2020 election | Interview with Dr. Henry Brady

The Power of the Police | Interview with Professor Douglas Husak

The Power of the Police | Interview with Douglas Husak

Online Data Science Degree at Johns Hopkins | Interview with Prof. James Spall

Online Data Science Degree at Johns Hopkins | Interview with Professor James Spall

What is After the Golden Age of Education? | Interview with Prof. Stuart Rojstaczer

What is After the Golden Age of Education? | Interview with Stuart Rojstaczer