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Sitting down with Justin Kan

Every month, over 60 million people log on to Twitch.tv to watch other gamers play anything from Mario Kart to Grand Theft Auto. Justin Kan, BR ’05, who co-founded...

Sitting down with Christopher Lockyear

Christopher Lockyear is the operations manager forMedecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders. Before overseeing MSF’s humanitarian policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Sudan, the 2014 Yale World...

Sitting down with Victoria Brescoll

Last week, the Yale School of Medicine came under intense criticism for the improper handling of a sexual harassment case after Dr. Michael Simons, the former chief of cardiology,...

Sitting down with Salvatore Iaconesi

Salvatore Iaconesi is an artist, but he is also a robotics engineer, designer, and hacker. The 2014 Yale World Fellow teaches Interaction Design and Digital Design at the Sapienza...

Sitting down with Anand Giridharadas

Raised in an Indian-American family in Ohio, Maryland and Paris, journalist Anand Giridharadas spent several years reporting from a base in Mumbai, before returning to the U.S. to cover...

Sitting down with Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron, a winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in drama, has become widely respected over the last two decades for plays that expose the darker elements of American...

Sitting down with Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a novelist, essayist, and 2014 recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in nonfiction writing. He focuses on untold narratives—stories of the excluded and the neglected, of...

Sitting down with Bill Deresiewicz

In his latest book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, William Deresiewicz argues that the Ivy League is headed in the wrong...

Sitting Down with Bruce Shipman

In August, Reverend Bruce Shipman, the Episcopal chaplain on Yale’s campus, started a national firestorm with a letter to the New York Times in which he connected Israel’s policies in...

Sitting down with John H. Krystal

At the end of August, Ukrainian psychologists, social workers, and clergy came to the Yale School of Medicine to learn about the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. In coordination...

Sitting down with Liz Antle-O’Donnell

Liz Antle-O’Donnell has been working with Site Projects, an organization that stages large public-art projects, since 2012. She is the project manager of the upcoming  piece entitled “Whispering Galleries.”...

Sitting down with David Mitchell

David Mitchell is a best-selling British author, acclaimed by the New York Times Book Review as “one of the more fascinating fearless writers alive.” His critically hailed novels have...

Sitting down with Josh Evans

Nordic Food Lab is a non-profit organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded by chef Rene Redzepi of the two Michelin star restaurant Noma, Nordic Food Lab serves as a...

Sitting down with the Geniuses

“2014 is the year of humility,” says Mahbod Moghadam, CC ’04. “The goal is to tell only one billionaire to fuck off this year.” Ilan Zechory, TC ’06, and...

Sitting down with Claire Messud

Claire Messud, JE ’87, is a writer and professor of creative writing, perhaps best known for her 2006 novel, The Emperor’s Children. Messud is returning to Yale this semester to...

Sitting down with Jerrod Ankenman

You may recognize Jerrod Ankenman as either the name behind your automated Structures of Networks emails or, if you follow the World Series of Poker, the 2009 Mixed Games...

Sitting down with St. Valentine

Saint Valentine is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on Fri., Feb. 14. Widely associated since the High Middle Ages with courtly love, Valentine was executed for the...

Sitting down with June Gruber

June Gruber is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology (PEP) Labratory. Her research focuses on a paradox that confuse, or even...