A Conversation with Samantha Power, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In a world where the headlines are often bleak, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is seeking to provide some light in the darkness. Her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist, transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy.

Ambassador Power is 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 served as Ambassador to the UN from 2013-2017, and from 2009 to 2013 she served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for a special reception prior to the program where students and faculty will have an opportunity to engage directly with Ambassador Power in a special Q&A session.

Girard College
2101 S College Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

3:45 p.m. Registration opens for teachers and students
4:05 – 4:40 p.m. WAC Staff Welcome and Student/teacher Q&A with Samantha Power (Chapel Hall)
4:40 – 5:50 p.m. Student/teacher reception with light refreshments (Chapel Hall)
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Keynote, moderated discussion with Craig Snyder (President of the Council), and audience
Q&A (Chapel)
7:15 p.m. Conclusion

For this speaker program, we have a number of tickets available to member schools. In this form, you are welcome to register two faculty advisors or administrators per school, and up to ten students per school. If you are interested in bringing more than ten students or want to send your finalized list of names, please keep a waiting list and/or reach out directly to Kristin Hutchinson, khutchinson@wacphila.org to inquire about additional tickets. You will need to submit student names to complete registration for this event.

This event is FREE to all member high schools, and for faculty and administrators from schools who are participating in the Jr. Model United Nations program for Middle School Students. If you have not yet registered for Jr. Model UN please plan to do so.
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