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Samantha Power in Conversation with Rudyard Griffiths

April 30, 2020


From: The World After Covid


Samantha Power and Rudyard Griffiths discuss Covid-19 and international affairs and global politics. Topics include global social and economics inequalities, different countries’ responses to the pandemic, WHO and UN responses to the crisis, collective security and US national security issues relating to the pandemic, and global instability.



Rudyard Griffiths

AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served as the twenty-eighth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. In this role, Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated the toughest sanctions in a generation against North Korea, and supported President Obama’s path breaking actions to end the Ebola crisis. President Obama has called her “one of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy,” saying that “she showed us that the international community has a moral responsibility and a profound interest in resolving conflicts and defending human dignity.” Her book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2003. Her most recent book, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller.