Interview with Professor Stephen Walt, from John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, during the Inaugural Lecture of the Executive MBA in International Relations at Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gustavo Macedo’s questions:
1. As one of the most acknowledged International Relations theorists nowadays, what are your motivations to study and to teach International Relations? Also, what is THE book of Foreign Affairs?
Stephen Walt: I study and write about International Affairs for two reasons: one because I do find it genuinely fascinating to try to understand what is happening in the world and how different peoples are interacting with each other; second because I want to try to make the world a more peaceful place; that’s why I decided to go to graduate school in the first place, because I believe that intellectuals can play a very positive role and that is their job: to…
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