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Q&A with Staffan de Mistura, former UN Special Envoy for Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon

Staffan de Mistura is a diplomat who has worked for the United Nations and the Italian government. During his 40 years with the United Nations, he was stationed in countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Lebanon, and he served as the UN’s Special Envoy on Syria from 2014 to 2018.

NEWS | 11/18/2019

NYU, TCNJ, and PACE Adjunct Professor Jeremy Levine in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.
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Q&A with adjunct professor Jeremy Levine on impeachment and Mueller ’66

On Nov. 5, Levine gave a lecture entitled “Contextualizing the Hearings,” where he discussed Robert Mueller ’66’s independent investigation into President Donald Trump and the impeachment process more generally. Following the event, The Daily Princetonian had the opportunity to sit down with Levine to discuss all things impeachment.

NEWS | 11/12/2019


Q&A: Alexandra Loh ’17 and Emily Wohl ’16 on diSiac’s ‘Legend’

This weekend, the lights on diSiac’s fall-semester show go up in Berlind Theatre. Street got the inside scoop on “Legend” from president Emily Wohl ’16 and publicity chair Alexandra Loh ’17, who came up with the show’s theme.Daily Princetonian: Why is the show called “Legend,” and what makes it unique?Alexandra Loh ’17: Our shows in the past have been: You pick a general word like “Heist” or “Rush” or “On the Edge” where there’s no real story that lends itself to it, even though you can still fit pieces under the theme.

NEWS | 12/09/2015

Q&A: The return of Tarana A Cappella

Founded in 2011, the South Asian a cappella group Tarana just returned from a two-year hiatus. This spring, the audition-free Tarana is gearing up for a new season and held an open house on Feb.11.Street sat down with Nusrat Ahmed ’17, the president of Tarana, to talk about the group's recent revival. Daily Princetonian: So Tarana recently came back after a hiatus.

NEWS | 02/18/2015

Q&A: Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit

After delivering a lecture on entrepreneurship in the age of the Internet, founder of social media site Reddit Alexis Ohanian sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss the social media influences he looked to when founding the company and the future of the startup industry.Daily Princetonian: At the time you founded Reddit, what social media exerted an influence on you?Alexis Ohanian: What’s wild is that “social media” didn’t even exist.

NEWS | 11/20/2013

Q&A: Ben-Ami ’84, founder of J Street

Jeremy Ben-Ami’84 spoke on campus Tuesday afternoon about the present-day politics of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Ben-Ami, the founder and president of advocacy group J Street, spoke to The Daily Princetonian about changes in the political climate on campus, particularly regarding Israel-Palestine. The Daily Princetonian: You mentioned that you’ve lectured on campus in the past.

NEWS | 11/19/2013

Q&A: Christine Pelosi on political family, income inequality and "Women on the Run"

After delivering a lecture called “Campaign Bootcamp: Leadership Lessons from Candidates on the Trail and Women on the Run” Friday night, author and activist Christine Pelosi —daughter of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her childhood growing up in a political family, the goals driving her work and a new book coming out next year.The Daily Princetonian: What first made you interested in grassroots politics?Christine Pelosi: I started being interested in grassroots politics when I was walking in precincts as a young child, and I’ve been doing it ever since.DP: What were you like in college?CP: Well, I was very active in a student cooperative called Vital Vittles at Georgetown.

NEWS | 10/21/2013

Q&A: Former Egypt foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr

Before his lecture at the Wilson School on Thursday afternoon, former Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss the challenges facing the Egyptian government and the likelihood of a transition to a legitimate constitutional democracy in the wake of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power in June. The Daily Princetonian:What is the biggest challenge facing the Egyptian government today? Mohamed Kamel Amr:I think the biggest challenge facing Egypt today, it is what they call a “road map” for, you see, moving forward.

NEWS | 10/10/2013

Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat, PLO chief representative to the United States

Before his lecture at the Wilson School, titled “Twenty Years After Oslo: Lessons Learned and Future Options?”, Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief representative of the delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States, sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his work and the ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine facilitated by the United States.

NEWS | 10/08/2013

Q&A: Jon Steinberg ’99, COO and president of BuzzFeed

Before speaking on campus Tuesday, BuzzFeed COO and president Jon Steinberg ’99 sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his memories from Princeton, his position at the helm of one of the Internet’s most popular media companies and advice for current Princetonians. The Daily Princetonian: When you wrote for the Opinion section of the ‘Prince,’ did you know that you would end up working at an online media company?

NEWS | 09/24/2013