Foreign correspondent Nick Schifrin, who has reported from more than 30 countries and who was most recently on assignment in Jerusalem with National Public Radio (NPR), will be a visiting fellow at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service during the 2-16-2017 academic year.
Schifrin will visit the Clinton School every six to eight weeks conducting a year-long student seminar, working with faculty and staff, meeting with and mentoring students, and speaking at the Clinton School and other places on the intersection of United States foreign policy, public diplomacy, and journalism.
His first campus visit is scheduled this week from September 13-16. While serving as a Clinton School fellow, he will be writing and continuing his journalism. In addition to his work for NPR, he is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
Schifrin has been a foreign correspondent for nearly a decade. He became ABC News’ Afghanistan-Pakistan correspondent and bureau chief at age 28, covering every major story in South Asia for nearly four years. In 2011, he delivered one of the year’s biggest exclusives: the first video from inside Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In 2012-2013 he served as ABC News’ London correspondent. From 2013-2015, he was Al Jazeera America’s Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem. He has won Edward R. Murrow, Emmy, National Headliner, and Overseas Press Club awards.
“During this election year and with a new presidential administration and Congress in 2017, we’re especially excited to have someone with Nick’s foreign policy and international experience at the Clinton School to work with our students, faculty and staff and to also serve as an academic and professional resource for others throughout Arkansas and the region,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and help mentor the Clinton School’s brilliant students,” Schifrin said. “I am looking forward to bringing my foreign affairs and journalism experience to the classroom, Little Rock, and the region.”
Schifrin has previously been a guest of the Clinton School Speaker Series. His previous lecture can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2c4lqJK