Samantha Power – About ideals in times of crisis
How can we hold on to our ideals in a world that gets more complex by the day? How do we accomplish change? And what changes are needed when facing the worst economic and social crisis in decades?
With Samantha Power, former human rights adviser to Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, we speak about the state of the world, globalisation and the pandemic. How do we accomplish change and international cooperation in times of closed borders and national self-interest? What has she learned over the years in the heart of power?
Samantha Power served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as US Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017. Power’s book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, and she has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.” Power is currently a professor of practice at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School. Her most recent book, from 2019, is the best-selling memoir The Education of an Idealist. Power traces her life story from her beginnings as an Irish immigrant to the US through to her work as a war correspondent in the Balkans and her ascent to the White House, where she served as President Barack Obama’s human rights adviser and became the youngest ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. You can order her book here.
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