Roberta Jacobson ’82  is an American diplomat who is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. She previously served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from March 2012, to May 2016, in which she led a U.S. delegation to Havana for historic talks with the Cuban government and negotiated the reopening of the American […]

Victor Fowler is a renowned Cuban writer of the Revolutionary Era. He has remained in Cuba and has published numerous essays and poetry collections, often focusing on the body, race, and sexuality. BPR: What is the significance of being born in the period known as Revolutionary Cuba? How did your upbringing during this period influence […]

Dr. Peter Gleick is the President and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, which seeks solutions to the world’s water challenges. Dr. Gleick is a MacArthur Genius Fellow and was named “a visionary on the environment” by the BBC. He is the author of nine books, including the influential series, “The World’s Water.” What are your policy recommendations for addressing drought?[The Pacific Institute’s] principal […]

Rachel Lloyd is the founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, an organization that works with survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Brown Political Review: What do you think are the motivations and causes of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking?Rachel Lloyd: Both globally and domestically, I think much of it comes […]

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