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Ben Piven

Before joining Al Jazeera, Ben Piven worked at PBS Worldfocus in New York City. He holds a master's degree in digital media from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2007, he studied the caste system as a Fulbright scholar at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

Originally from Baltimore, he received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. When not working, Ben enjoys cities, languages, music, and travel.

Features

Riot police the same from Ferguson to France

Police, worldwide, use similar non-lethal weapons to maintain social order and stop political violence.

Interactive

Infographic: Ukraine's 2014 presidential elec

Explaining notable candidates, political parties, opinion polls and regional status votes

In Pictures

In Pictures: Pilgrimage returns to Djerba

Tunisian Jews hold the annual festival on tourist island, despite the community's doubts over its future.

Interactive

Infographic: Turmoil over Bangladesh tribunal

Al Jazeera looks at issues surrounding controversial war crimes trials that have divided the South Asian nation.

Politics

Infographic: Choosing Iran's next president

As Iranian polls near, Al Jazeera explores the country's electoral system, candidates and ideological divisions.

Politics

Q&A: Deconstructing the chaos in Bangladesh

Recent events in turbulent South Asian nation have called into question the essence of political and religious identity.

Politics

Timeline: Israeli attacks on Syrian targets

Recent strikes allegedly hit Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah, amid growing fears of chemical weapons transfers.

Interactive

Iraq's most wanted: Where are they now?

Ten years after the fall of Baghdad, Al Jazeera looks at what became of the Iraq invasion's top players.

Interactive

Infographic: Road to war on Korean Peninsula?

Timeline of recent events in Northeast Asia shows major increase in threats between Pyongyang and its adversaries.

Science & Technology

Iraq: Powering up after a decade down

Explore how electricity problems have plagued Baghdad and beyond by comparing government data with citizen reports.

Interactive

Infographic: Global South is rising fast

Flagship human development report by United Nations Development Programme shows rapid growth in Asia's middle class.

China

Tibetan self-immolations spark China tension

Restive region commemorates anniversary of 1959 uprising as number of fiery suicide bids surges past 100 incidents.