Ellen Hazelkorn is a native of Chicago, and she begins the discussion by explaining her early enthusiasm for Political Theory, a subject in which she was awarded a PhD from Canterbury University in the 1970s. Her teaching career in Ireland began with the CDVEC College of Commerce, where she taught Politics and allied subjects. She has written widely on contemporary Irish politics. She discusses the real importance of research at the College of Commerce, and she recalls her days as a lecturer there. In 1994 she was appointed Director of the Faculty of Applied Arts, and she discusses her role, and the changes which came about during her tenure. She also discusses her present work, both in Ireland and abroad, and her views on the move to Grangegorman.