Alice Driver | Clinton School Presents

Alice Driver

Interview with Alice Driver, a bilingual long form journalist based in Mexico City. Mrs. Driver’s works focuses on migration, human rights, and gender equality. For the past two years, she has covered migration along the United States/Mexico border and throughout Central America, witnessing first-hand how US policies have affected migrants living along the border.

Roderick Hart | Clinton School Presents

Roderick Hart

Interview with Roderick Hart, former Dean of the Moody College at The University of Texas at Austin, 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 Roderick Hart, former Dean of the Moody College at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of “Civic Hope; How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive” which analyzes over ten thousand letters to the editor from 1948 to the present published in twelve US cities. It states that the vitality of a democracy lies not in its strengths but in its weaknesses, and in the willingness of its people to address those weaknesses.

Emily Crane Linn | Clinton School Presents

Emily Crane Linn

Interview with Emily Crane Linn, Executive Director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, 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 Emily Crane Linn, Executive Director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, a resettlement center that provides refugees with everything they need to build a new life: from a place to live and language classes to counselors and babysitters. They help refugees learn English, put together a resume, evaluate their degree, and prepare for the American workforce. 

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.

Michelle Kuo | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Michelle Kuo, author of Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship, 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 Michelle Kuo, author of Reading With Patrick, who taught English at an alternative school in the Arkansas Delta for two years. Recently graduated from Harvard University, Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Ark., as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America, still disabled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. In this stirring memoir, Kuo, the child of Taiwanese immigrants, shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and personal awakening.

Becky Straw | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Becky Straw, co-founder and CEO of the Adventure Project, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the 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 Becky Straw, co-founder and CEO of the Adventure Project, a nonprofit creating jobs in developing countries. Instead of giving money and products away, The Adventure Project works somewhat like a venture capital firm for effective nonprofits: funding entrepreneurial activity that will both provide jobs and help in the four most needed areas – water, hunger, health, and environment. The 10-year goal of the organization is to create one million jobs worldwide. Prior to The Adventure Project, Becky spent three years helping to launch Charity: Water, an organization bringing drinking water to people in developing countries.

Alexander Eaton | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Alex Eaton, director and technician for Sistema Biobolsa, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the 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 Eaton, director and technician for Sistema Biobolsa. He has evaluated, developed, and managed small scale and industrial anaerobic digestion systems in Asia, Latin America, and the US. Recent clients include the US EPA, USAID, PA Consulting, various Mexican government offices, and international carbon offset firms. As the Executive Director of the International Renewable Resources Institute, Alex has developed and managed carbon offset and renewable energy projects across Latin America, including projects that have been commercialized under the Kyoto Protocol.

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.

Kamilah Willingham | Clinton School Presents

Kamila Willingham

Interview with Kamilah Willingham 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 Kamilah Willingham. Kamilah Willingham is an outspoken advocate and activist dedicated to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She currently works as a program and outreach director at the California Women’s Law Center in Los Angeles. She previously worked for Just Detention International (JDI), an organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse in prisons and jails. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Carrie Hessler-Radelet 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 Carrie Hessler-Radelet. She was sworn into office as the 19th director of the Peace Corps in June 2014 after previously serving as Peace Corps acting director and deputy director. The Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States, that sends Americans around the world to work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change.

John Hope Bryant | Clinton School Presents

Interview with John Hope Bryant 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 Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and chief executive Officer for Operation HOPE, whose mission is to make free enterprise work for everyone by working as a nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved, and struggling middle class. Through Operation HOPE and its partners, Bryant is today responsible for more than $2 billion of private capital supporting low-wealth home ownership, small businesses, entrepreneurship, and community development investments in 300 U.S. cities, South Africa, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.