Chess Grandmaster, author, and human rights activist Garry Kasparov spent two decades as the world's number-one-ranked chess player, before eventually leading the pro-democracy opposition against Russian President Vladimir Putin. He went on to become Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, and is the author of How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, From the Board to the Boardroom and Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. In this interview,... [see more] Host Paula Marantz Cohen moves through Kasparov's rise to iconic status as a chess champion, the cultural impact of chess as a mind sport, and symbolism and strategy employed both on the board and in the political arena. Kasparov discusses Winter Is Coming (which criticizes the tyranny of Putin's Russia), and calls on leaders of the free world to advocate for global human rights and social change.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.