Guest Host: Todd Zwillich

Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, listens to speakers at a United Nations Security Council  meeting about the humanitarian crisis in Syria on January 27, 2016.

Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, listens to speakers at a United Nations Security Council meeting about the humanitarian crisis in Syria on January 27, 2016.

How should American leaders use their power on the global stage?

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power spent her career in journalism and diplomacy contemplating this question.

Her new memoir is called “The Education of an Idealist.”

We hear from her, and we also speak with Raj Kumar.

Kumar has worked on “researching and writing about aid interventions in the developing world,” throughout his life, according to Vox, and is the president of Devex, a media platform for people and organizations working in global development.

How much foreign interference is too much? How can more economically powerful countries best assist those that are still developing? And should they?

We talk about those questions and more.

Produced by Stacia Brown.

Guests

  • Samantha Power Professor of Practice in Human Rights, Harvard Law School; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; author of "The Education of an Idealist"; @SamanthaJPower
  • Raj Kumar Founding president and editor-in-chief of Devex; author of "The Business of Changing the World"; @raj_devex

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