Photo Credit: Nina SubinRon Chernow is a best-selling author and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his biography of George Washington. His biography of Alexander Hamilton served as the source material for the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”Much of your early work focused on financial history. Are there any lessons that are particularly relevant to […]

Marilynne Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist, best known for her novels Gilead and Housekeeping as well as her writings on modern Christianity. She was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people in 2016 and graduated from Brown University in 1966. Robinson currently teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. What do you think […]

Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Kapur has represented India in Tanzania, France, Nepal, Cambodia, and Chile since beginning his career in the Indian Foreign Service in 1979. He currently serves as the acting director of the Indian Council of World Affairs, the joint secretary of the Foreign Service Institute, and a visiting professor at the University of Maryland […]

Leslie Lewin is the Executive Director of Seeds of Peace, a leadership development program founded in 1993 committed to developing mutual understanding among high schoolers from opposing sides of conflicts, with a particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Seeds of Peace takes place at Camp in Maine, where hundreds of teenagers and educators across lines […]

Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo is the prime minister of Timor-Leste, a position he has held since 2015. A physician by training, he served as both the Minister of Health from 2001-2006 and the Deputy Prime Minister from 2006-2007.  What is something most people do not know or are surprised to learn about Timor-Leste? People are surprised […]

Cynthia Enloe is a feminist international relations scholar in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University. She has written fourteen books, including Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises As If Women Mattered and serves on the editorial board of several academic journals, including The International Feminist Journal of Politics.  What was your personal […]

 Reverend Leah Daughtry is a renowned activist, preacher, and political strategist. She has held positions in the US Department of Labor, Congress, and served as the CEO of the Democratic National Convention in both 2008 and 2016, making her the first person in the Democratic Party to hold this position twice. She currently serves as […]

 Tyler Cowen is the Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University, General Director of the Mercatus Center, and a New York Times best-selling author. In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of its “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and he was recently dubbed “America’s Hottest Economist,” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and included in […]

Ernest Moniz is the current U. S. Secretary of Energy. He was unanimously confirmed to the position by the Senate in 2013. Moniz is an esteemed nuclear physicist and has served as Head of the Physics Department and Director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Given President Obama’s recent 2016 […]

Facing incessant drought, cities across the state of California have been forced to consider every potential water-saving measure. But though desperate times call for desperate measures, one city’s water-saving solution may be deemed a bit too extreme. Southern California’s Pismo Beach recently passed an ordinance mandating that urinals installed in new buildings be completely water […]