Interviews

Democracy, Advocacy & the Missing 43: A Conversation with Mexican Human Rights Activist Miguel Pulido

  Miguel Pulido is a Mexican lawyer and activist who focuses on politics, government accountability and transparency, and human rights. He served as executive director of Fundar, one of Mexico’s...

Beyond Governments: Philanthropists at the Table — An interview with Howard G. Buffet

  Journal of International Affairs: Your foundation aims to end hunger and improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations by...

A "Doomsday" Seed Vault to Protect the World's Diversity — An interview with Cary Fowler

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Public Innovation for Good Governance

The vision of an academic-turned-politician has brought a stream of creativity to local public administration in Colombia. It is said that disruptive innovation occurs at the edge of disciplines.[i]...

Borderland Conditions between the United States and Mexico

The border as a unit of analysis becomes a key player when addressing issues of transnational scale. Throughout history, the shape and meaning of borders have evolved as dynamic configurations...

Rio De Janeiro: A Local Response to a Global Challenge

Transnational organized crime is often manifested by prevalent territorial disputes between rival criminal factions at local levels. Rio de Janeiro—considered one of the most violent of...

Archaeology of the Present: Organized Crime through the Study of Urban Built Environments

The urban landscape is a testament to the impact of transnational organized crime (TOC) in the everyday lives of citizens. Because of this, architects and urban planners have an interesting role to...

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