Mitchell Sipus is an AAC alumni, and 2017 commencement speaker. He has worked with governments and companies to create positive outcomes in the world’s most challenged environments.

“In 2016 he was appointed by President Barack Obama as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. His most notable work was leading the reconstruction of Mogadishu, Somalia from 2011-2014, which went from being known as the “world’s most dangerous city,” to ranking second on the list of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Mitchell will be at the Art Academy of Cincinnati this Saturday to deliver the school’s commencement address. He recently spoke with us about his work to improve living conditions in refugee camps, slums and cities in conflict areas.”

 Mark Heyne, WVXU

Listen to the interview on WVXU