On Global Dispatches this week, I chat with Suzanne Nossel. She is one of the leading foreign policy thinkers in America today and a former deputy assistant Secretary of State. We discuss her formulation of the “Smart Power” concept; how family ties to South Africa shaped her commitment to human rights; how a cold call to Richard Holbrooke lead to a career in public service; and for all  you UN nerds, we have an extended discussion of the UN Human Rights Council, for which Nossel lead US policy in her time at the State Department.

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Previous episodes

Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1. 

Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson

Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, Reporter

Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”

Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker. 

Episode 2: Laura Seay, who you know as @TexasinAfrica 

Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network

 

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