Lunch

Wednesday 6 November 2019

12:30pm

Samantha Power

Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Ambassador to the UN

Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy” as well as one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People.’

In her new book, The Education of an Idealist, she provides a unique perspective on government, taking us from the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the Situation Room and out into the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Her writing illuminates the messy and complex worlds of politics and geopolitics while laying bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life (including what it’s like to juggle the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children).

Samantha Power

Samantha is a foreign policy columnist at Time magazine. She is also the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

She worked with President Obama in the Senate, on the campaign trail and throughout his presidency, holding the role of US Ambassador to the UN from 2013-2017.

As a writer, she is the recipient of the National Magazine Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

'The Education of an Idealist' is a humorous, stirring, and ultimately unforgettable account of the world-changing power of idealism – and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.