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Volume 4 Number 1 – Autumn 2012


Expert Insights

Interviews with Stéphane Dujarric and Joe Lauria


For this issue’s Expert Insights, the Jackson School Journal had the pleasure to interview two outstanding individuals in international communications and journalism. The Journal sat down with former UN spokesperson and current Director of News and Media for the UN’s Department of Public Information Stéphane Dujarric and New York- based independent foreign affairs correspondent, Joe Lauria. Mr. Lauria’s articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph and other publications.
In the following interviews, Mr. Dujarric candidly speaks about his personal experience working at the UN and offers his thoughts on working at the UN, consuming media wisely and the critical issue of digital human rights in the age of social media. His interview concludes with perspectives on the future of the UN and specific advice for Jackson School students. Mr. Lauria analyses the current situation in Syria and draws attention to the Cold War thinking that he argues is entrenched in American
foreign policy in the Middle East today––a mindset that was born in the era of Henry M. Jackson himself.

Volume 3 Number 2 – Autumn 2012


Expert Insights

Interview with Professor Cabeiri Robinson


The Expert Insights section proves time and again to be a highlight of our publication, and this issue is no exception. We had the pleasure of listening to the fresh perspectives of Jackson School Professor Cabeiri Robinson who has appointments in International Studies, South Asian Studies and Anthropology. Robinson shares her unconventional arrival as a South Asianist and of her research as a women working in conflict zones. The interview concludes with Robinson’s thoughts on the future of the Jackson School and advice for its students.

Volume 2 Number 2 – Autumn 2011


Expert Insights

Interview with Professor Don Hellmann


For this issue’s edition of Expert Insights, members of the Editorial Board had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Don Hellmann, who is the Director of the Institute for International Policy at UW and holds a joint appointment in the Jackson School and the Department of Political Science. Hellmann is a specialist in Pacific Rim relations and devotes particular attention to Japanese political economy and international relations. It’s not often that you meet someone who fielded job offers from Nancy Kissinger or whose dissertation notes may yet play a role in ending the continuing state of war between Japan and Russia unresolved since World War II. Hellmann’s passionate narration of his personal and professional history was a crucial reminder to us that professors are more than just scholars or teachers — they are fascinating people with diverse and often astonishing experiences. Indeed, the notes we have from our conversation with Mr. Hellmann prove that the personal anecdotes and lessons faculty members offer can be even more thought-provoking and memorable than what’s discussed in the classroom. In this interview, Hellmann tells the Journal how he became involved in international relations, discusses his vision for the senior capstone project of Task Force and shares a few of his latest research aspirations. His work inspired us to visit more of our favorite faculty members during office hours, and we hope it does the same for you.

Volume 1 Number 2 – Spring 2011


Meredith Bauer and Randy Thompson


Expert Insights

Thoughts on High Quality Research


For this issue, we feature two graduate students in the Jackson School, Meredith Bauer and Randy Thompson. Both Meredith and Randy have served as Teaching Assistants in Jackson School classes and are currently pursuing their own research for their respective masters theses. They are each featured in an interview, which can be found below. Meredith has also written a piece on her experiences designing field work and research for her masters thesis, including pertinent tips and advice for undergraduate students. Randy has contributed a piece that profiles his research, which focuses on the namesake of our program: Henry M. Jackson. We hope that this section will serve as a source of valuable insights and advice on issues intimate and relevant to us all.

Volume 1 Number 1 – Spring 2010

Wolfram Latsch & Reşat Kasaba

Expert Insights


We interviewed two Jackson School professors to see what issues they would be following this summer, how they planned on staying informed about the world, and what books were at the top of their reading list. Here’s what they said.