Warwick Sabin

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Warwick Sabin is publisher of the Oxford American magazine and a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.[1] In 2009 he was named to the FOLIO:40, a list of the 40 most influential people in the national magazine industry.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sabin was born in New York City. In 1993, he was chosen to represent New York State at Boys Nation, where he met President Bill Clinton in the White House Rose Garden 30 years to the day after Clinton, as the Arkansas delegate to Boys Nation, met President John F. Kennedy.[3] Sabin went on to attend the University of Arkansas, and graduated in 1998 summa cum laude as valedictorian with a degree in Political Science. He was also elected President of the student government, and during his tenure Sabin led a successful campaign to have all schools in the University of Arkansas System officially observe the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.[4]

In 1997 he won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and in 1998 he was named to the USA Today Academic All-Star Team and won the Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford.[5] While in England, Sabin was the speechwriter to U.S. Ambassador Philip Lader. During the summer of 1999, he was an intern at Foreign Affairs magazine. He left Oxford in June 2000 with a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


Sabin went from Oxford to Washington, D.C., where he was press secretary for then U.S. Representative Robert Marion Berry. In March 2002, he moved to Little Rock to accept the position of director of development for the William J. Clinton Foundation.[6] Two years later, Sabin became Associate Editor of the Arkansas Times, where he wrote cover stories and a weekly opinion column.[7] During this time, he co-hosted a program on Arkansas public television called "Unconventional Wisdom".

In 2007, he took the post of Associate Vice President for Communications at the University of Central Arkansas.[8] Early in 2008, he was appointed Publisher of the Oxford American after the magazine was the victim of an embezzlement.[9]

Sabin was named to the FOLIO:40 list in 2009,[10] and the Oxford American won the National Magazine Award for Video in 2011.[11] Sabin was named a 2014 Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.[12]

He writes for The Huffington Post[13] and serves on the board of directors for the Center for a Better South.[14]


  1. ^ http://www.arkansashouse.org/member/333/warwick-sabin
  2. ^ FOLIO: Staff (2009-03-31). "The 2009 FOLIO: 40 - Association and Non-Profit @". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ "LONG ISLAND JOURNAL - Page 2 - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1993-07-25. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ Ben (2009-01-16). "The University of Arkansas and the King Holiday – Clinton School of Public Service Blog". Clintonschoolblog.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners | Nationally Competitive Awards | University of Arkansas". Fellowships.uark.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  6. ^ NATTA Jr, DON VAN (2002-04-29). "Going Is Tough for Clinton Library Campaign, Backers Say - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  7. ^ Sabin, Warwick. "Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art | Articles & Archives | Warwick Sabin". Arktimes.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Sabin takes UCA position". Arkansasonline.com. 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  9. ^ Fell, Jason. "Oxford American Accepts Loan, Swaps Publishers - Association and Non-Profit @". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  10. ^ FOLIO: Staff (2009-03-31). "The 2009 FOLIO: 40 - Association and Non-Profit @". Foliomag.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  11. ^ "Oxford American wins National Magazine Award". Arkansasonline.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  12. ^ "About the Rodel Fellowship Program". 
  13. ^ "Warwick Sabin". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  14. ^ "Center for a Better South". Bettersouth.org. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2011-05-07.