Garrett Graff | Clinton School Presents

Garrett Graff

Interview with Garrett Graff.  Garrett Graff is the author of “Raven Rock,” the eye-opening true story of the government’s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil—a narrative that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.  In Raven Rock, Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650-acre compound (called Raven Rock) just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents, and nationalize industries.  Equal parts a presidential, military, and political history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government’s plans and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the present day. Relying upon thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, Graff brings readers through the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we’re prepared to respond if it is.

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.

Jacob Silverman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jacob Silverman 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 Jacob Silverman, author of “Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection" which crystalizes the current moment in technology and contemplates what is to come: our newly adopted view of daily life through the lens of what's share-worthy and the surveillance state operated by social media platforms to mine our personal data for advertising revenue.

Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. 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 Dr. S. James Gates, Jr.,  the director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland and member of the Maryland State Board of Education. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology and a chief advocate of revisions to science education, including adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

Jaime Casap | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jaime Casap 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 Jaime Casap, the Global Education Evangelist at Google. His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students around the world. Casap was named one of Tech & Learning’s top 10 most influential in education and he is a faculty associate at Arizona State University teaching classes in leadership, innovation, and public policy.

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.

Collins Hemingway | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Collins Hemingway 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 Collins Hemingway, former Microsoft marketing director and author of the book, “The Fifth Wave: A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet Innovation, Investment and Return,” which explains the mobile internet revolution and how it will alter life, society and commerce. He wrote the book to help investors understand how to analyze and value technology and help businesses take advantage of the commercial opportunities within the mobile internet.

Aneesh Chopra | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Aneesh Chopra 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 Aneesh Chopra, the former chief technology officer of the United States. He designed the National Wireless Initiative, which opened data to transform health, energy and education markets, convened tech leaders to develop consensus standards, and sponsored prizes, challenges and competitions to tap into entrepreneurial problem solvers.

Jessica Matthews | Clinton School Presents

Interview with  Jessica Matthews 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 Jessica Matthews, co-founder of Uncharted Play, Inc. She helped invent the socket, an eco-friendly generator in the form of a high-quality, ultra-durable soccer ball.

Alec Ross | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Alec Ross 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 Alec Ross, senior advisor for innovation to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. He is responsible for the State Department’s 21st Century Statecraft agenda which utilizes technology and innovation to maximize the effects of American diplomacy.