My Story

I’m an American journalist with experience on the ground in Africa, Europe, and in the U.S. And I'm deeply interested in dealing with the tangled complexities of politics and culture. 

I have written for international audiences, focusing on complicated legislative issues, for years. But I have experience in traditional newsrooms as well, and in digital editorial settings; the audiences for the publications I have written for cover the spectrum: international, national, regional, and provincial. 

As a researcher I have compiled global regulation trackers utilized by regulators in Europe and the U.S. for various industries, including the vaping and cannabis sectors and gene editing technologies.

I hold a BA in “Government” from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and I run The Stringer newsletter.

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Speeches & Debates

Debate: 'Immigration: A conversation over the rights and responsibilities of those immigrating and the countries they migrate to'

November 02, 2019

A guided conversation immigration. With the reactionary ghost of George Orwell, apparently.


"...The following conversation was based off the guiding question: What are the real debates surrounding immigration in an increasingly globalized world?, as inspired by historian and professor Yuval Harari's book "21 Lessons for the 21st Century"."

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Debate: 'Should the American political structure be reformed? If so, how?'

April 12, 2019

With James Chillemi. National Week of Conversation, as part of the National Conversation Project and #ListenFirst initiative for Citizen Jane Blog. Video

Debate: 'Who owns information?'

November 09, 2017

A conversational debate tying together human genome sequencing, Saudi Arabia's decision to give a robot citizenship, ethical dilemmas, self-driving cars, and the market. Read a transcript of this debate I participated in, "Who Owns Information?", (especially the second round).

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Quoted in Vapor Vanity: 'Altria Stops Selling Some E-Cig Brands That Appeal to Kids'

November 06, 2018

Putting Altria's decision to pull flavors into a properly skeptical context.

Debate: 'Motion: Mandated vaccinations are incompatible with the values of a free society.' Against.

March 11, 2019

Motion: 'Mandated vaccinations are incompatible with the values of a free society.' Pro- James Chillemi. Against- Daniel Mollenkamp.

Interview: 'Conversation On Leadership'

March 04, 2019

Response to questions: What makes a good leader? What're you looking for in a presidential candidate?

Debate: 'Motion: The US withdraw from the UN?' Against.

November 01, 2018

Motion: The United States should withdraw from the United Nations. 
For: Tim Hassan
Against: Daniel Mollenkamp
A conversational debate.

Catalan Referendum: Stanford University Roundtable

November 28, 2017

A roundtable at Stanford University, hosted by student groups, on the Catalan referendum.

'Us' Conflict and Mobile Journalism

January 05, 2018

Appearance in Archit Sinha's conflict journalism series, for Us. "American photojournalist Daniel Mollenkamp talks about conflict journalism and new mobile technologies. Watch this video to see some of his photojournalism work from South Sudan."

Metaphysics and Mescaline: Using Drugs To Rediscover Spirituality

March 10, 2014

College Lecture: Philosophy Club at The College of William and Mary. It concerns Aldous Huxley and and the attempt to posit a laicized, or at least new, form of spiritualism.