This section includes written interviews and an interactive podcast series featuring individual career and educational journeys across multiple disciplines, as well as issues linked to responsibility.
- Liam Bagshaw: On the role of international law in disaster riskWe spoke with Liam Bagshaw about his research on international law and disaster risk, what it can tell us about responsibility, and why we should begin to think of disasters as more than ‘natural’ in origin.
- Emily Faux: On nuclear weapons politics and contemporary popular cultureEmily is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, UK, researching how nuclear weapons are represented in contemporary popular culture. Her work understands popular culture as a site of nuclear politics in the everyday. She has an MA in Political Communication and a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds, UK.
- Euan Raffle: On Responsibility in Academia and the War on DrugsIn this interview, we discuss Euan’s academic interests, inspirations, research and what responsibility means to him on a personal and academic level.
- Laura Collins: On entering academia, responsibility and the Central African RepublicThe Responsibility Collective reached out to Laura Collins to chat about her journey through academia so far, her thoughts on responsibility and her key interest in the Central African Republic.
- R2P then and now: A conversation with Professor Gareth Evans about gross human rights violations in a changing global environmentWe spoke with Professor Gareth Evans regarding his involvement in the creation of R2P, and the global factors which have influenced it since 2005. We touched on topics such as the legacy of colonialism, changing power dynamics between States and corporations and the US presidential election.
- Atrocity Prevention, 15 Years Since the Adoption of R2P: Interview with UN Special Adviser on R2P Dr. Karen SmithIn this interview we talked with Dr. Karen Smith, the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect. Our interview touched on a series of issues that range from how the coronavirus pandemic affects atrocity prevention efforts to the role that religious leaders have in countering incitement to violence, and the relation between R2P and the Women, Peace and Security agenda – the topic of the Secretary-General’s upcoming report on R2P.