Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will present “America’s Foreign Policy and the State of the World” at Boston College on March 22 at 4 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. One of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Power has been called “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy” by Forbes and been named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated the toughest sanctions in a generation against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, and helped mobilize global action against ISIL. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her non-fiction book, “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide. She is currently the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School where she is writing a book, The Education of an Idealist, which will chronicle her years in public service and reflect on the role of human rights and humanitarian ideals in contemporary geopolitics. Sponsor: Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics Clough Colloquium, with the Women’s Collaborative and the Women’s Center.

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