Ruth Messinger cut her teeth in New York City politics. She was a long serving member of the city council and one-time candidate for Mayor. She made the move from municipal politics to global affairs when she became the head of the American Jewish World Service, an international development and advocacy organization. Ruth Messinger discusses about growing up in New York, running for office, and making the switch to international issues. They kick off with a discussion about the work of the AJWS around the world.