Ben Piven

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.

United States

What is the Green New Deal? Explaining the climate proposal

Some Democrats want a Green New Deal that Republicans strongly oppose. Here are 5 key issues the deal seeks to tackle.

What is the Green New Deal? Explaining the climate proposal

Business & Economy

Can Boeing weather the 737 Max storm?

Pressure on Boeing is intensifying as crisis engulfs the company and its most popular plane.

Can Boeing weather the 737 Max storm?

Climate SOS

Young American climate protesters join 'Fridays for Future'

Environmental rallies inspired by Greta Thunberg put pressure on US political leaders to embrace the Green New Deal.

Young American climate protesters join 'Fridays for Future'

United States

Beware the kids: US youth to join strike for climate

Students across the US plan to walk out of school in support of Green New Deal and broader international mobilisation.

Beware the kids: US youth to join strike for climate

Oscars

Mexico's Roma wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Netflix film nabs awards for Best Director, Foreign Language Film and Cinematography.

Mexico's Roma wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Arts & Culture

How Netflix is shaking up Hollywood's traditional Oscar model

Video on-demand giant and other online streaming companies are helping redefine the motion picture industry.

How Netflix is shaking up Hollywood's traditional Oscar model

Features

Riot police the same from Ferguson to France

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

Riot police the same from Ferguson to France

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.

In Pictures: Pilgrimage returns to Djerba

Interactive

Infographic: Turmoil over Bangladesh tribunal

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

Infographic: Turmoil over Bangladesh tribunal

Iran

Infographic: Choosing Iran's next president

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

Infographic: Choosing Iran's next president

Bangladesh

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.

Q&A: Deconstructing the chaos in Bangladesh

US & Canada

Timeline: Israeli attacks on Syrian targets

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

Timeline: Israeli attacks on Syrian targets