Power in the West Wing
Samantha Power and Betsey Stevenson were amongst the youngest of President Obama’s inner circle, Power advising the President on foreign affairs and human rights, Stevenson on economics and in particular the labour market. Both were young women in their thirties, propelled to the West Wing by a President governing an America recovering from the deepest financial crisis in living memory, faced with extremely complex geo-political choices on a daily basis. In this wonderful event, you will hear their stories of life in the West Wing, the most powerful annex on the planet. What is it like to be so close to power, moulding decisions that will affect millions, and what drove, and still drives these two extraordinarily talented women. Join Samantha Power and Betsey Stevenson, chatting to David McWilliams for this special Kilkenomics conversation on Power in the West Wing.