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A unique blend of expert storytelling and shrewd political insight, Samantha Power’s bestselling book The Education of an Idealist traces her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential cabinet official. Power began her career as a journalist. Her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him. She would go on to serve for four years as his human rights adviser in the White House and he later named her the youngest-ever US ambassador to the UN. At a time of upheaval and division, Power’s memoir – named one of the best books of 2019 by The New York Times and The Economist – offers an urgent response to the question “What can one person do?” In conversation with Rosemarie Milsom.

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Last updated: 12 March 2020