Samantha Power



Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand now with PBS Video App. On this episode, Kelly Corrigan talks with diplomat and author, Samantha Power. As the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the former UN Ambassador to the United States, Samantha dealt with some of the world’s greatest issues of development and anti-corruption.
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Samantha Power: Food shortages "another catastrophic effect" of Russia's war

Soaring global food shortages are "another catastrophic effect" of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, USAID administrator Samantha Power told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Driving the news: Russia and Ukraine supplied about 30% of the world's wheat and barley before the war. Thirty-six countries, including some of the world's most...

Samantha Power on meeting with refugees crossing out of Ukraine

Two young girls who left their pet rabbit behind, mothers carrying toddlers and luggage - these are some of the more than half million people who fled their homes in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion. Europe is on the verge of a massive refugee crisis as so many people escape across borders, like Ukraine's border with Poland.

Samantha Power and the Cosmopolitan Crusaders w/ Christopher Mott – Source – Parallax Views

On this edition of Parallax Views, Christopher Mott, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and author The Formless Empire: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia, joins Parallax Views to discuss his recent CovertAction Magazine piece “Samantha Power and the Cosmopolitan Crusaders”. Applying his knowledge as someone who has worked inside the U.S. State Department, Chris explains the foreign policy thought of the diplomat and government official Samantha Power, whose influential book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide was foundational to R2P (Responsible to Protect) doctrine. R2P, Mott explains, holds that powerful nations (ie: the U.S. and NATO-aligned states) have a duty to stop human rights abuses around the world. Although a noble cause in theory, Mott argues that R2P in practice has not always worked perfectly in practice. In this regard Mott examines the Obama-era intervention into Libya on humanitarian grounds and how Libya has turned into a chaotic failed state that’s led to the return of the slave trade to North Africa. In addition to all of this Mott and I also discuss: