Socialism or Barbarism: Reflections on Global Disorder with David North

This week, Editor-in-Chief Adam Stromme sits down with David North, a visiting Marxist scholar, active revolutionary socialist, and Chairman of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States. Background Adam Stromme: Tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you first become involved in socialist politics. David North: I’m part of a generation that…

Guns, Drugs, and Geopolitics: An Interview with Jacob Parakilas

Editor-in-Chief Adam Stromme sat down with Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head of the US and the Americas program at Chatham House, to talk about the arms trade, drug trade, and America’s evolving foreign policy.   Introductory Questions Adam Stromme: How did you first become interested in studying international affairs? Dr. Jacob Parakilas: I went through about…

21st Century Economics: A Conversation with Ha-Joon Chang

Editor-in-Chief Adam Strømme sits down with Ha-Joon Chang, a Prospect Magazine “Top 20 World Thinker”, multi-award winning author, and Reader in Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. Adam Stromme: How did you first become interested in studying economics? Ha-Joon Chang: One is a bit more general, and the other is a bit personal. On…

Prosperity without Growth: A Conversation with Tim Jackson

  Editor-in-Chief Adam Stromme talks with Tim Jackson, ecological economist, author of Prosperity Without Growth, and University of St Andrews alum. Adam Stromme: How did you first become interested in sustainability? Tim Jackson: I would say it began in April 1986. I was living in London, having just finished a PhD in Physics from St Andrews but actually…

Sean Hagan discusses the IMF, the Great Recession & Student Careers

Daisy Martin talks with Sean Hagan, General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the International Monetary Fund. Daisy Martin: Hello Mr Hagan! Welcome to Saint Andrews and thank you very much for talking to me today.  Since you started at the IMF in 1990, what was the biggest economic challenge you have faced…

Wally Obermeyer on Student Saving and Money Management

Kyra Ward, St Andrews Economist columnist, spoke with Walter R. Obermeyer, the President of ObermeyerWood, one of the largest private investment advisory firms in Colorado. They sat down to discuss his insights into savings as it relates to university students as a economic and financial expert. He is consistently listed as one of the leading investing advisors in…

Edward Watts on Filming ISIS

Erika Brady recently spoke with Edward Watts, documentary filmmaker, on his experience making the award-winning documentary Escape From ISIS for Channel 4. Aired in July 2015, Escape from ISIS has won numerous awards including the Amnesty International Award for Best Human Rights Documentary 2015 and has been nominated for a BAFTA award for the Best Current Affairs Film…

Paola Manzini on Research & Recruitment

Sarah Gharib, EPRG Outreach, talks with Professor Paola Manzini, Deputy Head of the School of Economics and Finance and the Director of Research in the School. Sarah Gharib: Hi Paola! Let’s start with you introducing yourself, what’s your position in the School of Economics and how long have you been here? Paola Manzini: I started…

Fem Soc: Progress & Challenges in Gender Issues

Dominic Nolan talks with Jo Boon, co-ordinator of The Feminist Society of the University of St Andrews, about university feminism, lad culture and rape culture. What does your society do? The aim in our constitution is incredibly simple – it is to promote gender equality in St Andrews and to the best of our ability beyond. Our…

Larry Sanders: Thoughts on His Brother & Britain

Ruaraidh Maciver talks with Larry Sanders, British politician and brother of aspiring Democratic Presidential nominee, US Sen. Bernie Sanders. Most people are by now aware of the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Primary. Outwith his own state, many were unaware of the Brooklyn born politician in America, and even less knew of his career in…

Students for Life: a Controversial Society

Dominic Nolan talks with Jack Stukel, the President of the Students for Life – St Andrews, about running a controversial society in a university environment. What does your society do? Students for Life St Andrews is all about promoting a culture of life in St Andrews University and to celebrate life from conception till natural…