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Amanpour Becomes Professor for MtvU’s “Stand in” Series

This week Christiane Amanpour went back to school, stepping out in front of the lecture hall as a special guest professor at NYU as part of MtvU's Emmy nominated "Stand In" series. Christiane delivered a talk on the immense impact that the Arab Spring is having on both the region and the world.

"I am honored to have been asked to take part in mtvU's 'Stand In' program. It's been my belief throughout my entire career that information and exposure are not a luxury, they are vital for people's world views, future education and global progress," said Amanpour. "I hope this offers some practical information and knowledge for people who are about to go out into the world and make their own way."

Amanpour's "Stand In" will premiere on mtvU to more than 750 college campuses nationwide and on-demand at beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

  • New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia
    New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia

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