Your Host, Nikolai DiPippa

Nikolai DiPippa is the Director of Public Programs and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Under his leadership, over 182,000 people have attended over 1000 programs with leading academics, newsmakers and world leaders. They have included six Nobel Prize winners, over 20 Pulitzer-prize winners, over 40 ambassadors and 10 former presidents.

DiPippa is also the host and executive producer of the weekly NPR radio show, “Clinton School Presents,” which is a dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service. He helped develop and maintains the Clinton School’s speaker series website, Since launching in 2009, past events have been viewed over 375,000 times from 183 countries.

Nikolai DiPippa

The Clinton School of Public Service

The first graduate school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service degree, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service aims to inspire the next generation of leaders and public servants.

Through a program that emphasizes real-life application, students gain the knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer, or private sector work. Students participate in public service projects, ranging from local work in the Mississippi River Delta to international public service projects on six continents. With its unprecedented curriculum and diverse speaker series, the Clinton School is committed to making a global impact, building leadership in civic engagement, and enhancing the capacity to work across disciplinary, racial, ethnic, and geographical boundaries.

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All photographs by Jacob Slaton

All photographs by  Jacob Slaton