“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Five causes of collapse appear paramount: major episodes of climate change, crises-induced mass migrations, pandemics, dramatic advances in methods of warfare and transport, and human failings in crises including societal lack of resilience and the madness, incompetence, cultic focus, or ignorance of rulers.
Liberal democracy and capitalism have been the two commanding political and economic ideas of Western history since the 19th century. Now, however, the fate of these once-galvanizing global principles is increasingly uncertain.
In her new book, Not for the Faint of Heart, Ambassador Sherman takes readers inside the world of international diplomacy and into the mind of one of our most effective negotiators―often the only woman in the room. She discusses the core values that have shaped her approach to work and leadership: authenticity, effective use of power and persistence, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. She shows why good work in her field is so hard to do, and how we can learn to apply core skills of diplomacy to the challenges in our own lives.
Full remarks by former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha honoring Aryeh Neier with his Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Women’s Health Coalition Annual Dinner in New York City on March 7, 2017.
Full remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on “Russia: The Threat, the International Order, and the Way Forward” at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC on January 17, 2017.
Full remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, opposing a UN General Assembly Amendment to Delay the Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, at the United Nations on December 19, 2016.
Full remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the U.S. Holocaust Museum Memorial Tribute on “The Inexorable Joyfulness of Elie Wiesel” in Washington, DC on November 30, 2016.
Full remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Welcoming New American Citizens at a Naturalization Ceremony at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City on November 15, 2016.