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. 

Leonardo Cassuto | Clinton School Presents

Leonardo Cassuto

Interview with Leonardo Cassuto 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 Leonardo Cassuto. Leonard Cassuto is graduate education columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education and professor at Fordham University. In his new book, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It, Cassuto explores the root of the problems in graduate education – students taking too long to complete their studies and facing a dismal academic job market if they succeed – and offers concrete solutions for revitalizing graduate education in the humanities. He argues that universities’ heavy emphasis on research comes at the expense of teaching and that graduate education must recover its mission of public service. He also argues that professors should revamp the graduate curriculum and broaden its narrow definition of success to allow students to create more fulfilling lives for themselves both inside and outside the academy. In The Graduate School Mess, Cassuto follows the graduate student from admissions to the dissertation and placement, and considers how each stage of graduate education is shape by unexamined assumptions and ancient prejudices that need to be critically confronted.

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.

Jeff Conyers | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Conyers 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 Jeff Conyers, executive director of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Since launching 20 years ago, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the premier early childhood book-gifting program in the world, by mailing over 66 million books in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Currently the program mails over 830,000 specially selected, age appropriate books monthly to registered children from birth to age five.

Erica Chenoweth | Clinton School Presents

This is a NPR interview for  "Clinton School Presents" with Erica Chenoweth. She is an associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and an associate senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). An internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives, Foreign Policy magazine ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2013 for her efforts to promote the empirical study of civil resistance. Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate regimes from their main sources of power, these campaigns have produced remarkable results, even in the contexts of Iran, the Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, and Burma.

Peter Chiarelli | Clinton School Presents

Peter Chiarelli

Interview with Peter Chiarelli, 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 the former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, retired General Peter Chiarelli, He is the CEO of One Mind for Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries. Chiarelli has 40 years of experience designing and implementing American defense policy for the army and Department of Defense in peace and during combat operations.

Jeff Clements | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Clements 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 Jeff Clements is the co-founder and chair of the board of “Free Speech For People,” a national non-partisan campaign to overturn the Citizens United, challenge excessive corporate power, and to strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He is the author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations.”

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.

Henry Cisneros | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Henry Cisneros 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 Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After leaving HUD in 1997, he became president and COO of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster that has become the fifth most-watched television network in the nation.

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.

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.

Tucker Carrington | Clinton School Presents

Tucker Carrington

Interview with Tucker Carrington, 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 Tucker Carrington, director of the Mississippi Innocence Project which is committed to providing quality legal representation for Mississippi state prisoners serving significant periods of incarceration who have cognizable claims of wrongful conviction.

Daryl Copeland | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Daryl Copeland 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 Daryl Copeland, a Canadian diplomat for almost 20 years. He is the author of "Guerilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations," which analysis’s the linkages between diplomacy, security and international relations in the globalization era.

Dr. George Crozier | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. George Crozier 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. George Crozier, senior marine scientist and executive director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab off the coast of Alabama, discusses the environmental impact of the recent Gulf oil spill. The sea lab is located at the mouth of Mobile Bay in an area directly impacted by the spill, and scientists there are studying the long-term effects of the oil on marine life and the coast. An expert in coastal zone management, Crozier earned his Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1968 and has served as executive director of the sea lab since 1979.