Samantha Power: Episode 368


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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. To hear all of our episodes in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit Supplementary research provided by John Meagher. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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