Oliver Lazarus is an associate producer for The Takeaway. He comes to New York by way of St. Louis, where he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, not to be confused with his hometown of Washington, DC. He began at the show as an intern, and his transition to full-time marked the end of a multi-year career of college internships in journalism, politics, and international affairs. At The Takeaway, Oliver produces stories and series on everything from Southern sounds, to the U.S. bail system, to smart cities.
Jonathan Powell played a key role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. In a new book, he says the lessons he learned there can be applied to terrorists conflicts around the world — including with ISIS. He says we just need to bring them to the table for negotiations.
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