Stuart Newberger | Clinton School Presents

Stuart Newberger

Interview with Stuart Newberger.  Renowned international terrorism litigation attorney Stuart Newberger has helped hundreds of American victims of state-sponsored terrorism, and their families, find justice, through his work with international law firm Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.  In his book, “The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice,” Newberger asks how we can bring leaders of sovereign nations to account for their crimes.  As a lawyer, Newberger represented the families of the seven Americans killed in the UTA 772 attack, a French airliner blown up by a suitcase bomb in 1989 while flying from Central Africa to Paris, killing all 170 people on board.  Now he tells the story of the flight for the first time, piecing together the events leading up to the crime in extraordinary detail. He reveals how French investigators cracked the case and takes us inside the behind-the-scenes diplomatic talks with the Libyan government.

James Pardew | Clinton School Presents

James Pardew

Interview with Ambassador James Pardew, United States’ Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2002-2005, 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 James Pardew, he is the author of Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans, the first inclusive history of the successful multilateral intervention in the Balkans from 1995 to 2008 by an official directly involved in the diplomatic and military responses to the crisis. 

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.

Nick Schifrin | Clinton School Presents

Nick Shifrin

Interview with Nick Schifrin.  Nick Schifrin is PBS NewsHour’s foreign affairs and defense correspondent. He has created week-long, in-depth series for NewsHour from Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Cuba, Mexico, and the Baltics. The series “Inside Putin’s Russia” won a 2018 Peabody Award.  Prior to PBS, Schifrin was Al Jazeera America’s Middle East correspondent. He led the channel’s coverage of the 2014 war in Gaza; reported extensively on the Syrian war from Syria’s Turkish, Lebanese and Jordanian borders; and covered the  conflict in and annexation of Crimea. He won an Overseas Press Club award for his Gaza coverage and a National Headliners Award for his Ukraine coverage.  From 2008-2012, Schifrin served as the ABC News correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2011 he was one of the first journalists to arrive in Abbottabad, Pakistan after Osama bin Laden’s death and delivered one of the year’s biggest exclusives: the first video from inside bin Laden’s compound. His reporting helped ABC News win an Edward R. Murrow award for its bin Laden coverage. He ran the Islamabad and Kabul bureaus for nearly four years, beginning at age 28.  He is a visiting fellow at the Clinton School, where he lectures and teaches a foreign policy class. He is a Council on Foreign Relations term member, and an Overseas Press Club Foundation board member. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he graduated with distinction.

Shaukat Aziz | Clinton School Presents

Shaukat Aziz

Interview with Shaukat Aziz.  Shaukat Aziz served as Prime Minister of Pakistan between 2004 and 2007, following five years as its Finance Minister and thirty years at Citibank. While in office, he steered one of the biggest economic turnarounds in recent history, taking Pakistan from the brink of bankruptcy. His time in government was marked by high economic growth, exchange rate stability, a reduction in poverty and an upsurge in local and foreign investment. He survived a suicide bombing by Al Qaeda while on the campaign trail, driving him to engage in the fight against global terrorism.

Ambassador Jonathan Addleton | Clinton School Presents

Jonathan Addleton

Interview with Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, a five time USAID mission director, 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 Jonathan Addleton, a five time USAID mission director. He also served as US Ambassador to Mongolia, USAID Representative to the European Union and the US Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan. His book, “The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan” provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. 

Jay Solomon | Clinton School Presents

Jay Solomon

Interview with Wall Street Journal’s Foreign Affair Correspondent, Jay Solomon, 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 Wall Street Journal’s Foreign Affair Correspondent, Jay Solomon. His book “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East”, is the product of extensive, in depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict, from high ranking Iranian officials, to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team.

Joby Warrick | Clinton School Presents

Joby Warrick


Interview with Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, 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 Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS”, he traces how the strain of muslims behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison, and spread with the unwilling aid of two American Presidents. Drawing on unique, high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, he weaves moment by moment operational details, perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than Al-Qaeda, and tried desperately to stop it.

Christopher Hill | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Christopher Hill 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 Christopher Hill, former US ambassador to Iraq, Macedonia, Poland and South Korea. Ambassador Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of the new book “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy,” which tells the inside story from some of the most dangerous outposts in American diplomacy.

Michael Morell | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Morell 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 Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA. He joined the agency in 1980 as an analyst and led a regional office in the Directorate of Intelligence, the unit that produces the President’s daily brief. He has received a number of awards, including the Presidential Rank Award for exceptional performance, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for his role in the 2011 operation against Osama Bin Laden.

Okello Sam | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Okello Sam 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 Okello Sam, a former child soldier in Uganda, who purchased land in 1998 in an area safe from the country’s brutal civil war and started Hope North, a large rural campus for refugees, orphans and former soldiers. 15 years later, Hope North has evolved into an accredited secondary school with an international arts center, vocational training and a working farm.

Imran Ahmad | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Imran Ahmad 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 Imran Ahmad, author of “The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy meets the West," which details how the tragedy of 9/11 affected his life as a Muslim in Western society.

Greg Robinson | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Greg Robinson 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. Clinton School student, Hillary Trudell, sat down with author Greg Robinson about his book “A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America” which studies the transnational history of the wartime confinement of people of Japanese ancestry.

Pervez Musharraf | Clinton School Presents

Pervez Musharraf

Interview with Former President Pervez Musharraf 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 Pervez Musharraf. A retired four-star general, Musharraf served as the 13th Army Chief of Staff and 10th president of Pakistan. He assumed the Office of Chief Executive on October 12, 1999 and was sworn in as President on June 20, 2001. He served concurrently as President and Chief Executive until November 23, 2002 and continued as president until his resignation on August 18, 2008.