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 Sichan Siv | Clinton School Presents

Ambassador Sichan Siv

Interview with Ambassador Sichan Siv 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 Sichan Siv, who is the international bestselling author of Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America and the poetry book Golden Words. In 2001 after unanimous confirmation by the Senate, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as an ambassador to the U.N., serving until 2006. In June 2005, Ambassador Siv represented the United States at the 60th anniversary of the U.N., in the footsteps of Presidents Truman in 1945, Eisenhower in 1955, Johnson in 1965, and Clinton in 1995.

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

Andy Smith | Clinton School Presents

Andy Smith

Interview with Andy Smith 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 Andy Smith, the director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which is a nonpartisan, academic public opinion research center for governments, nonprofits, and faculty researchers.

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.

Jonathan Martin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jonathan Martin 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 Jonathan Martin, the national political correspondent for The New York Times. He is the co-author of the New York Times best seller “The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election". Martin discusses the upcoming 2014 as well as 2016 elections.

Al From | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Al 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 Al From, founder of the Democratic Leadership Council. From played a prominent role in the 1992 election of President Bill Clinton and served as Domestic Policy Advisor to the Clinton transition. In his new book “The New Democrats and the Return to Power,” From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats and outlines the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement reform.

Eric Draper | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Draper 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 former Chief White House Photographer, Eric Draper. From a collection of nearly one million photographs, Draper published Front Row Seat: A Photographic portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush which is a selection of more than 100 hundred images of both the public figure and the private man.

Jim Lehrer | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jim Lehrer 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 Jim Lehrer veteran PBS news anchor, who has moderated 12 presidential and vice presidential election debate. He is also the author of “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain,” which draws on his own experiences as “the man in the middle seat,” in-depth interviews with the candidates and his fellow moderators, and transcripts of key exchanges.

Henry F. De Sio | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Henry F. De Sio 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 Henry F. De Sio, 2008 for Obama for America and he is currently working for the nonprofit Ashoka, leading the “Framework Change” initiative aimed at preparing the next generation of activists, advocates, and social change-makers. Ashoka was founded on the premise that the most effective way to promote positive social change is to invest in social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that are sustainable and replicable, both nationally and globally.

Ken Walsh | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ken Walsh 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 Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. He is the author "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House," which chronicles race relations in the White House since George Washington.

Josh Gottheimer | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Josh Gottheimer 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 Josh Gottheimer, co-author of a new book titled, "Power in Words: The Stories Behind Barack Obama's Speeches, From the State House to the White House," a history and analysis of President Barack Obama's most important pre-presidential speeches. A lawyer and former communications strategist for Ford Motor Co., Gottheimer was a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and served as senior counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.