ISS encourages reformers to reflect on their experiences. Interviews engage leaders in a focused conversation about a particular challenge and highlight the contributions of people whose work often goes unrecognized. They enable reformers to learn from each other directly, in their own words.
ISS has conducted over 2,000 interviews but only publishes selected interviews on its website. Many of ISS's field-based interviews are captured in ISS case studies but not on ISS's interview page.
Consistent with Princeton University's human subjects guidelines, all interviews posted to the ISS website have been reviewed and approved by the interviewees themselves. In some instances, interviewees suggested changes or added language to the interview transcript.
Many of the interviews can be downloaded to smartphones, MP3 players or other media devices both in audio form and as transcripts, subject to limitations noted.
These interviews are not intended to present the final, verified, or complete narratives of events. They are verbal accounts and reflections of personal opinion offered by the interviewee in response to questions. ISS provides a synopsis for each interview posted to its website and includes biographical information, including the interviewee's position and affiliation at the time of the interview, or in some cases, the interviewee's professional affiliation most germane to the topic being discussed.