We are delighted that the next guest for the hot seat in our In Conversation With series will be Ambassador Samantha Power.
Ambassador Power is a journalist, writer, professor of law and has served as part of Former President Obama’s cabinet. She worked on the US National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, where she focused on issues including atrocity prevention, UN reform, LGBT and women’s rights, the protection of religious minorities, and the prevention of human trafficking.
Some of you will have been lucky enough to come along to our WfE home on Fitzwilliam Place to hear Ambassador Power speak last year – this time you’ve the chance to attend via zoom, when Samantha Power will join us online to chat about her book, politics and world affairs.
Ambassador Power will be speaking with journalist, author and broadcaster, Dearbahil McDonald. Full details of the interview can be found below.

But before then our Working Together Training is taking place on Wednesday, the 13th of May. Pat Montague will be discussing Irish Political Systems and Structures. Places are filling up fast, you can register for one of the last few places here.

I hope you are doing as well as any of us can do during these strange and surreal times. Women for Election will continue to do our important and vital work throughout this pandemic – we’ve taken the decision to provide most of our online training and events for free during this time, but are always grateful for donations. Like many other organisations, our fundraising has been badly hit during this time and we are struggling financially.

I look forward to seeing many of you at Pat’s session on Wednesday – and if you have any suggestions for other training sessions, or guests for our ‘In Conversation’ series, do please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

Tiocfaimid slán,
Ciairín.

 

 

We are delighted to announce the next guest as part of our In Conversation With… series will be Ambassador Samantha Power, who will be interviewed by broadcaster and journalist, Dearbhail McDonald on Thursday, 21st of May at 6pm.

Ambassador Samantha Power is an award winning author, an academic and from 2013 to 2017 Power served as the 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet having previously served on the National Security Council. Her most recent book, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), was a New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, and was selected as one of the best books of 2019 by the New York TimesWashington PostEconomistNPR, and TIME. Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe and has twice been named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list. Samantha Power immigrated to the United States from Ireland at the age of 9 and today lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband Cass Sunstein and their two young children.

To register to attend the event through zoom, click here

Our Working Together Webinars are free, however if you are in the position to make a donation, you can do so here.

 

 

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The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power– Ambassador Power will be our next guest to join us for our In Conversation With… series. Her recent memoir is honest and moving as she discusses her time as a journalist during the Yugoslavian War to being apart of form US President Obama’s cabinet.

Listen
Today in Focus– Is The Guardian’s daily podcast with Anushka Asthana that explores the stories behind the headlines.

Watch
In Our Own Words– A documentary that explores Irish women’s struggle for representation and equality in the political sphere, told through the first-hand testimony of the women involved.

Registration is still open for Introduction to Political Structures and Systems with Pat Montague on Wednesday 13th of May at 11am. 

Find out more here

 

 

 

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