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Recent interviews

Marvin Rees

In a September 20, 2023 interview, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees talked about his journey from journalism to the ballot, how questions of identity shape his approach to politics, how to fix our broken political systems – and how he battles “eco-pessimism.”

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Iván Duque

In a September 13, 2023 interview, former Colombian President Iván Duque shared what handling Covid-19 taught him about the fight against climate change; populism, polarization and the “radical center”; Latin America’s role in the new multipolar world order; balancing peace and justice in his country; and whether we need to update our approach to drug trafficking.

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Timothy Musa Kabba

In a September 27, 2023 interview, H.E. Timothy Musa Kabba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Sierra Leone, shared his remarkable journey from child soldier to his country’s top diplomat, just as Sierra Leone takes up a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. He reflected on his personal story as well as UN reform, regional coups, the war in Ukraine, and climate security.

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Hyppolite Ntigurirwa

In October 2023, the ILC spoke with 2020 World Fellow Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, an artist, activist, and founder of Be the Peace, an organization focusing on the use of art to halt the intergenerational transmission of hate and to promote the power of cross-generational healing.

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Evan Mawarire

In an October 24, 2023 interview, Zimbabwean democratic activist and Yale World Fellow Evan Mawarire opened up on courage, leadership— and whether the internet can be a force for positive change.

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