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. 

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.

James Conroy | Clinton School Presents

James Conroy

 

Interview with James Conroy 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 James Conroy, who has been a trial lawyer in Boston for over 30 years, having first pursued a public affairs career in Washington, D.C. as a House and Senate press secretary, speechwriter, and chief of staff. In his first book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, Conroy explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. He describes in great detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together in the only presidential peace mission in America’s wartime history to try and end the hostilities. Ultimately failing to come to an agreement, the War would drag on for two more months. Conroy argues that the failure of the Hampton Roads Conference shaped the course of American history and the future of America’s wars to come.

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. 

Larry Sampler | Clinton School Presents

Larry Sampler

Interview with Larry Sampler, 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 Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs at USAID. A recipient of the Constitutional Medal from President of Afghanistan, Sampler has served the private sector, in the military, and in post and intra-conflict missions of both the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe and the United Nations.

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.

David Finkel | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Finkel 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 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel, to discuss his most recent book, the critically acclaimed “Thank You for Your Service,” chronicles the challenges faced by American soldiers and their families in the aftermath of war. The winner of the 2012 MacArthur Fellow, his previous best selling book, The Good Soliders, he embedded himself on the front lines of the US Surge during the Iraqi War.

Benjamin Patton | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Benjamin Patton 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 Benjamin Patton, founder and president of The Patton Veterans Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to benefit servicemen and women and military families coping with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.  The youngest grandson of WWII's General George S. Patton Jr., Benjamin uses the power of digital media to support, heal, and empower veterans and military families coping with combat-related trauma.

Marie Tillman | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Marie Tillman 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 Marie Tillman, co-founder and president of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. Marie discusses her new book, “The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss and Life,” which describes her journey to remake her life following the loss of her husband Pat, a U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL star, in April 2004 when he was killed in action in Afghanistan.

David J.R. Frakt | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David J.R. Frakt 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 U.S. Air Force Officer and associate professor of law at Barry University, David J.R. Frakt about defending detainees and the U.S. Constitution in the Military Commissions of Guantanamo. From April 2008 to August 2009, Frakt took a military leave of absence from teaching to serve as lead defense counsel with the Office of Military Commissions, representing two detainees at Guantanamo facing war crimes and terrorism charges before the U.S. military commissions. He was the first defense counsel to win the pretrial dismissal of all charges against his client, Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile from Afghanistan, and also won Jawad's release through a habeas corpus petition in federal court.

Captain Thomas Daly | Clinton School Presents

Thomas Daly

Interview with Captain Thomas Daly 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 Captain Thomas Daly, who joined the Marines following his graduation from the University of Rochester in the spring of 2004. During his career as an artillery officer he held a multitude of billets, ranging from Forward Observer to Intelligence Cell Leader. His unique perception of the battlefield has been shaped while operating with units of the United States Army, Navy SEALs, ANGLICO (Air, Naval Gunfire Liaison Company), Iraqi Army and Police Units, and anti-Al Qaeda guerrillas. This diverse interaction with multiple styles of warfare, coupled with the dramatic effect it had on the city of Ramadi, has provided the author with an unusual view of Iraq; a viewpoint of success against the modern insurgent.