29.05.2008 - Samantha Power

Academic, journalist and author Samantha Power (Ireland) was one of Barack Obama’s senior advisers(until resigning for controversial remarks she made about Hillary Clinton). She leads the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at Harvard university. The Irish-American author will be interviewed about her book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World (2008). The book is about Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Nations Special Representative in Iraq who was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad in 2003. Based on his life Chasing the Flame tells the history of the UN and the dilemmas that follow the organisation and its employees. In 2004 Power was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 top scientists and thinkers of that year.