Visiting Harvard Alum and Faculty Member
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Madison Central Library - Madison Room
201 W. Mifflin Sreet, Madison


Harvard alumna, current Harvard faculty member, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power will be speaking at the Madison Central Library on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. Ambassador Power will be discussing her newly released memoir, The Education of an Idealist. The book includes reflections on her years at Harvard, as both a student and a professor.


This event is free and open to the public as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. A large turnout is expected, so those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early in order to get a seat.


Harvard alumni and their guests are invited to gather after the event for drinks, dessert and conversation at Cento Ristorante (122 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the Library).

Please R.S.V.P. with the names of those planning to attend to:

About Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. 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 bestseller, Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries including Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sudan, and she has been named by TIME as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People and by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland as a child and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Cass Sunstein, and their two children.