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. 

Theresa Payton | Clinton School Presents

Theresa Payton

Interview with Theresa Payton 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 Theresa Payton, Former White House Chief Information Officer. Payton is also founder and CEO of Fortalice, a team of cyber crime fighters protecting against internet predators. Her book “Privacy in the Age of Big Data” highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware.

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.

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.

Eric Peasah | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Peasah 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 Eric Peasah, founder of Right To Be Free (RTBF), a non-profit organization dedicated to freeing children and women who are victims of slavery, exploitation and other oppressive conditions. He has managed and led humanitarian and social services programs that focus on reducing poverty and improving the worth and dignity of children, women, the elderly, the vulnerable and others marginalized in society.

Rick Phillips | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Rick Phillips 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 Rick Phillips, MS Ed., who is the Executive Director and founder of Community Matters (CM), a California-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to engage, equip, and empower young people to be contributors and peacemakers in their schools and communities.” The author of “Ten Years after Columbine: School Violence-Prevention Report Card,” Rick has been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, and many print, radio, and regional/national interview shows as an expert on violence prevention and empowering youth. Rick is also the lead author of Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley (April, 2008). As the creator and co-developer of Safe School Ambassadors, a youth-centered, violence-prevention program that has been implemented in more than 700 schools across the United States and Canada, Rick has become a nationally-recognized educator, speaker, facilitator, and trainer who brings years of expertise and practical experience to schools and communities across the continent.

Louie Psihoyos | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Louie Psihoyos 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 Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-winning director of “The Cove” the 2009 Oscar winning documentary which uncovers how a small seaside village in Japan serves as a microcosm of ecological crimes happening worldwide.

Kevin Padian | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Kevin Padian 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 Kevin Padian, professor of biology at the University of California, Berkeley and president of the National Center for Science Education. He served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover, which successfully challenged the district’s decision to include the teaching of intelligent design alongside evolution theory.

Jeff Passan | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Passan 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 Passan, author of "Death to the BCS-The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series". A baseball columnist for Yahoo Sports, Passan and fellow authors Dan Wetzel and Josh Peter argue for a college football playoff over the current system.

Keri Potts | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Keri Potts 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 ESPN public relations executive, Keri Potts. Since escaping an attempted rape while on vacation in Italy in 2008, she has spoken out about sexual assault. Potts' ordeal surrounding the attempted assault and her yearlong prosecution of her assailant has been chronicled by USA Today and Marie Claire magazine. She also launched her own blog, "A Fight Back Woman," and hopes to expand the knowledge about overseas prosecution of sexual assault.