John Hechinger | Clinton School Presents

John Hechinger

Interview with John Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News, a 2011 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service, and a two-time winner for the George Polk Award for his reporting on education, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with John Hechinger, author of True Gentleman: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities, which takes readers deep into the world of fraternity culture, and reveals how profoundly that culture influences Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington.

David O'Sullivan | Clinton School Presents

David O'Sullivan

Interview with Ambassador David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Ambassador David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States,as the European Union’s top diplomat to the United States, he oversees the EU’s bilateral relationship with the United States and the direction and work of the EU delegation including: political, economic, and commercial affairs.

Lucie Amundsen | Clinton School Presents

Lucie Amundsen

Interview with Lucie Amundsen, co-founder and marketing chick for Locally Laid Egg Company, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Lucie Amundsen, co-founder and marketing chick for Locally Laid Egg Company. She is also the author of “Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm From Scratch”, which tells the story of how a midwestern family with no agricultural experience, turned a few backyard chickens to a full fledged farm

Jeremy Haft | Clinton School Presents

Jeremy Haft

Interview with Jeremy Haft for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Jeremy Haft, author and adjunct professor at Georgetown University who lectures in both the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business, has spent two decades starting and building companies in China across sectors of the economy. In his book Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth about China's Economic Miracle, Haft explores the hidden world of China’s intricate supply chains and tells the story of systemic risk in Chinese manufacturing and what this means for the United States. He has also authored other books covering China’s economy, including All the Tea in China: How to Buy, Sell, and Make Money on the Mainland, which presents best practices for importing, exporting, and doing business in China.

Dan MacCombie | Clinton School Presents

Dan MacCombie

Interview with Dan MacCombie for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Dan MacCombie, who along with Tyler Gage, cofounded RUNA Tea, a tea company centered around the guayusa leaf, which is grown Ecuador, contains caffeine, and has about twice as many antioxidants as green tea leaves. With RUNA Tea, MacCombie demonstrated how to find the balance between purpose-driven missions and business. A recipient of Forbes Top 30 under 30, MacCombie has forged lifelong relationships in some of the world’s most unlikely of places and created a business that thrives and respects local cultural traditions, supports small farmers, and maintains the integrity of the Amazon rainforest.

Jon Meacham | Clinton School Presents

Jon Meacham

Interview with Jon Meacham for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Jon Meacham, who is executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, the largest trade book publisher in the world. He is the a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time magazine, editor-at-large of WNET, and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his previous book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. In his new book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Meacham chronicles the life, thoughts, decisions, and emotions of George H. W. Bush, drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family. m

Leigh Hafrey | Clinton School Presents

Leigh Hafrey

Interview with Leigh Hafrey for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Leigh Hafrey. Leigh Hafrey is an author and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has worked in professional ethics for over two decades, with a focus on ethical leadership, teaching college courses at Harvard Business School and MIT and consulting for private organizations around the world. For 17 years, along with his wife, Sandra Naddaff, Hafrey was a co-Master of Mather House, one of the 12 residential complexes in Harvard College. In his most recent book, War Stories: Fighting, Competing, Imagining, Leading, Hafrey covers the arc of military American self-perception on the screen, in print, and in public conversation over the past 20 years. 

Sven Beckert | Clinton School Presents

Sven Beckert

Interview with Sven Beckert for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Sven Beckert, who is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. His publications have focused on the history of economic elites, on labor, on democracy and, in recent years, on the global history of capitalism. Beckert teaches courses on the history of American capitalism, Gilded Age America, the political economy of modern capitalism, labor history and global capitalism. He is co-chair of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard University, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, also at Harvard. Beyond Harvard, he co-chairs an international study group on global history, is co-editor of a series of books at Princeton University Press on “America in the World,”and has co-organized a series of conferences on the history of capitalism. He has received many fellowships and awards, including the Newcomen Fellowship at Harvard Business School, and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Beckert is a Guggenheim Fellow. He has lectured all over the world.

Tim Hopper | Clinton School Presents

Tim Hopper

Interview with Tim Hopper for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Tim Hopper, chief economist for TIAA-CREF. As TIAA-CREF’s leading economic advisor, Hopper is responsible for articulating the firm’s economic views and providing guidance that informs the firm’s investment portfolios and asset allocation strategies.

Susan Eisenhower | Clinton School Presents

Susan Eisenhower

Interview with Susan Eisenhower for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Susan Eisenhower, CEO and Chairman of the Washington D.C.-based consulting The Eisenhower Group, Inc. The granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, Susan provides strategic counsel on business development, public affairs, and communications for Fortune 500 companies around the world. She has extensive knowledge of the energy industry and is a frequent speaker and author on public policy matters related to energy and national security.

Jeff Clements | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Clements for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Jeff Clements is the co-founder and chair of the board of “Free Speech For People,” a national non-partisan campaign to overturn the Citizens United, challenge excessive corporate power, and to strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He is the author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations.”

Don Cogman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Don Cogman for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Don Cogman, corporate and governmental affairs executive. He is the author of Run Mitch Run, which offers a chronological glimpse into the nearly two year journey for Mitch Daniels, then Governor of Indiana, to make the most difficult decision of his life: whether or not to pursue the presidency of the United States.

Terry Shook | Clinton School Presents

Terry Shook

Interview with Terry Shook for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Architect and urban designer Terry Shook. He is a principal of Shook Kelly, with offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Chicago and his retail consultancy includes psychographic consumer analysis, strategic planning, and prototype development for many of the world’s foremost retail brands, and well as retail centric mixed use environments in existing urban as well as greenfield locations. They designed Birkdale Village in Huntersville, NC and it is considered one of the most successful New Urban lifestyle centers in the United States.

Neera Tanden | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Neera Tanden for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Puplic Programs, sat down with Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress. Tanden has served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, and was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Washington” by National Journal and recently recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Politics.”

Ali Velshi | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ali Velshi for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs sat down with financial news veteran, Ali Velshi. He is the host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America which focuses on helping Americans prosper from financial trends and protect themselves from economic dangers.

Alex Jones | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Alex Jones for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs sat down with Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard lecturer in Press and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1987 while covering the press for the New York Times.

Alex Prud’homme | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Alex Prud’homme From for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs sat down with Alex Prud’homme, author of Hydrofracking: What Everyone needs to know, which attempts to cut through the maze of opinions and rhetoric to uncover key points, from the economic and political benefits of fracking to the health dangers and negative effects on the environment. He is the author of four other books, including “The Ripple Effect: the Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century,” and the co-writer of Julia Child's bestselling memoir, “My Life in France.

Shane Gring | Clinton School Presents

Shane Gring

Interview with Shaner Gring for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Shane Gring, the founder of BOULD, an organization seeking to address the “experience gap” in the green building industry. In 2012 he was an Unreasonable Institute Fellow, Hitachi Foundation Young Entrepreneur Fellow, and a Huffington Post Millennial Impact Challenge awardee, Gring recently joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as the lead on a national campaign focused on millennials, sustainability, and social justice.