Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students 1st February 2022 @ 10:00am

ESCI is delighed to announce the next Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students Seminar on the 1st February 2022 at 10:00am.

Samantha Power is a very talented highly successful lady with much to say as well as being ‘one of our own’ so to speak and here are a few interesting facts about her:

Samantha Power was born in London the daughter of Irish parents. Her mother was Vera Delaney, a nephrologist and field-hockey who played internationally and her father was Jim Power, a dentist and piano player. She was raised in Ireland until she was nine and lived in Dublin’s Castleknock. She went to school in Mount Anville Montessori Junior School, Goatstown Dublin. Her mother emigrated to PittsburghPennsylvania, in 1979.

She attended Lakeside High School in AtlantaGeorgia, where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team. She subsequently received her B.A. degree from Yale University, where she was a member of the Aurelian Honour Society, and she received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 1993, at the age of 23, she became a U.S. citizen.

In 2004, Samantha was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world that year.

In Autumn, 2007, she began writing a regular column for Time and indeed has written several highly acclaimed books.

Samantha spent 2005–06 working in the office of U.S. Senator Barack Obama as a foreign policy fellow, where she was credited with sparking and directing Obama's interest in the Darfur conflict.She served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, but resigned during the primaries. In 2009 President Obama appointed her to a position on the National Security Council and in 2013 he appointed her as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a cabinet-rank position.

 

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