Samantha Power Would Welcome Change To World Order, Advocated Using Global Warming To Strengthen UN

Stephen Gutowski | June 6, 2013
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During a 2007 speech at the University of Oregon Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, told a questioner that changing "our whole order" regarding world governance "would be welcome". However, she cautioned that "isn't going to happen anytime soon given who has the power and who have the guns". Instead, she advocated "convincing those building blocks, those nation states who comprise the UN, that it is in their national interest to give something up in the short term in order to get something back in the long term".

She also advocated using global warming and the war on terror to "strengthen transnational institutions" like the UN.