An Irishman Abroad

Samantha Power: Episode 368

July 4, 2020

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This week, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, professor of Law at Harvard University and former UN Ambassador & Foreign Policy Advisor to Barack Obama joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about her journey from Dublin to the White House.

Samantha explains how she discovered the tough world of political activism (9:00), the segregation that she witnessed when she moved to Atlanta (19:00) and the sobering experience of her time in Yugoslavia (25:00).

From her thoughts on the future of Donald Trump (48:00) to the difficulty for his advisors to speak up to him (51:00) and revealing her lowest ebb working alongside Obama (56:00), her interesting use of bribery (1:14:00), the UN and the very pivotal role of Ireland on its Security Council (1:03:00) plus much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with an Irishwoman who has worked at the top level of global politics.

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