Samantha Power

Nov 19, 2020, 5:00 pm6:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Free and open to the public



Event Description

The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power 

Ambassador Samantha Power is the former U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She will be joined in conversation with Deborah Amos, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence at Princeton and award-winning international correspondent for NPR News.

Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009-2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School. Power’s book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World (2008) and The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, NPR, and TIME. Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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  • Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
  • Department of Near Eastern Studies
  • Program in Near Eastern Studies