Samantha Power's Speaking Engagements


February 26, 2008
"Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World"
Stacey's Bookstore
San Francisco, CA
12:30 PM
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February 26, 2008
"Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World"
Cody's Bookstore
Berkeley, CA
7:30 PM
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February 27, 2008
"Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World" in conversation with Terry George
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM
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February 29, 2008
"Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World"
Facing History
Boulder, CO
7:00 PM
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March 10, 2008
"In Print, Featuring Samantha Power"
Global Affairs @ NYU
New York, NY
6:30 PM
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March 11, 2008
"International Organizations: New Roles for the Global Age"
*Invitation Only
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM
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March 12, 2008
"International Organizations: New Roles for the Global Age "
Facing History
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM
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March 13, 2008
"Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World"
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
6:00 PM
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2007 - ARCHIVE

February 1, 2007
"'A Problem from Hell': America and the Age of Genocide"
Hart Institute Lecture Series
Pomona College, Pomona, CA
11:00am, Rose Hills Theatre

February 12, 2007
"Human Rights, Foreign Policy and the Press"
Brown Bag Lunch
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
11:30am - 12:30pm, NYE Room B (Fifth Floor Taubman)

February 23, 2007
2007 Brigid Awards Luncheon
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL
11:00am - 1:30pm

February 23, 2007
"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century"
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
3:00pm - 4:30pm, Swift Lecture Hall

February 26, 2007
"What is the What"
Seminar and Book Event with Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng
Cambridge, MA
6:30pm, Memorial Church*
*Doors open at 5pm.
Please note: Seating is first come, first seated. RSVPs unfortunately cannot be accepted. 
For directions to Memorial Church, click here.

March 1, 2007
“Human Rights and Globalization”
National Association of Independent Schools Annual National Conference
Denver, CO
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Colorado Convention Center

March 8, 2007
"Human Rights After the Fall of the Superpower"
Shapiro Lecture
Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
12:00pm - 2:00pm

March 9, 2007
“Human Rights: The Risk of Politics”
Tanner Lecture
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
4:00pm - 5:00pm
March 12, 2007
Film: "Beyond the Gates" with David Belton and Samantha Power
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm, Starr Auditorium
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March 14, 2007
JFK Jr. Forum Event: "I Was a Child Soldier" with Ishmael Beah, Andrea Rossi, Jacqueline Bhabha, and Samantha Power
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
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March 21, 2007
Film Event: "Sand and Sorrow" with Mia Farrow and Samantha Power
Harvard Square Lowes Theater, 10 Church St, Cambridge, MA
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April 12, 2007
“A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide
STAND event
Memorial Union
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

April 16, 2007
“Entertaining Violence: Responses to Titus Andronicus and How Violence, Revenge, and Grief Resonate in Our World Today”
Actors’s Shakespere Project Panel with Leah Hager Cohen, David R. Gammons, Marjorie Garber, Sandra M. McCroom, Tina Packer, Phillip Freeman, Samantha Power and Titus Andronicus Actors
The Basement at the Garage, 38 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

April 17, 2007
”U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights”
STAND event
UNC Chapel Hill
Carrroll 111
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00pm - 8:30pm

April 22, 2007
"Let's Care: An Evening to Help Save the People of Darfur"
Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA

April 28, 2007
“Can Genocide Be Stopped in an Age of Terror?”
Witnessing Genocide: Representation and Responsibility
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

April 30, 2007
Title: TBD
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA

May 12, 2007
Title: TBA
2007 Convocation Ceremony Address
Illinois College of Law, Urbana, IL
12:30pm, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

May 4, 2007
“How Civil Society Organizations Affect Governmental Action to Prevent or Halt Genocide”
The Looming Crises: Can We Act in Time?
Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
Malkin Penthouse
2:30pm – 3:45pm

May 19, 2007
“Justice: True in Theory but Not in Practice?”
20th Anniversary of the Edmund Safra Ethics Center
Keynote panel with Amartya Sen, Ezekiel Emanuel; Amy Gutmann;
Larry Lessig and Samantha Power
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
10:00 am

May 27, 2007
Honorary Degree Recipient
Brown University, Providence, RI
9:00 am

June 6, 2007
”Writing to Change the World”
Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture
Mercantile Library, OH
Reading Room

June 7-8, 2007
“U.S. Foreign Policy After the Bush Doctrine”
Miller Center
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2006 - ARCHIVE

November 17, 2006
Kati Marton in Conversation with Samantha Power
7:00pm, South Court Auditorium /chss/pep/pepdesc.cfm?id=2382

November 15, 2006
The Age of Genocide"
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
11:00am, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center

November 14, 2006
"Iraq's Collateral Damage"
Coca-Cola World Lecture
Yale University, New Haven, CT
4:00pm, The MacMillan Center

November 13, 2006
17th Annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
7:30pm, Harris Hall 107 

November 10-12, 2006
Chicago Humanities Festival 

November 7, 2006
Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY

October 31, 2006
Lecture and Roundtable, "Can American Foreign Policy be Fixed?"
Hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Canada.
4:30pm - 6:00pm, Robertson Room, 
Event is open to the public

October 26, 2006
Houston Holocaust Museum and Rice University, Houston, TX
7:00pm, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

September 30, 2006
"The Perils of Statelessness" Panelist
Crises of Our Republic: Hannah Arendt at One Hundred
Yale University, New Haven, CT
10:00am-12:00pm, Whitney Humanities Center

 July 12, 2006
Making Change a Career: What are you doing with the rest of your life?"
Campus Progress
2006 National Student Conference, Washington, DC
10:35am, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

June 8, 2006
“Human Rights and U.S. Policy”
National Security Seminar keynote
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
This event is not open to the public

July 7, 2006
“Human Rights in the Information Age”
Aspen Ideas Festival
Aspen, Colorado
This event is not open to the public

June 6, 2006
Peter Beinart discusses his new book with Samantha Power
The Strand Bookstore, New York, NY

May 24, 2006
Congressional Progressive Caucus Forum
U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC

May 22, 2006
Opening of Michal Ronnen Safdie’s photography exhibition
Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA

May 20, 2006
Santa Clara University School of Law Commencement
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
9:30am, Missions Gardens 

May 15, 2006
Event to Honor Lawrence H. Summers"
Panel Discussion 
Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
4:30pm, Reception 6:00pm, Taubman 5th Floor

May 10, 2006
"Elizabeth Neuffer Forum on Human Rights and Journalism"
Columbia Point, Boston, MA
10:00am–1:00 pm, Smith Hall, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

April 30, 2006
"Save Darfur: Rally to Stop a Genocide"
The Mall in Washington, D.C.

April 24, 2006
Can US Foreign Policy Be Fixed?"
13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA
4:30pm, Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall 
This event is free and open to the public.

April 11, 2006
"Iraq's Collateral Damage"
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
8:00pm, Finney Chapel  

April 10, 2006 
"U.S. Democracy Promotion - Failure or Folly"
Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
6:00pm, Pell Center 

March 27, 2006
"People on the Move - Refugees in the Context of Globalization"
Columbia University, New York, NY
7:15pm, Low Library, Rotunda, 

January 26, 2006
Earhart-Cornell Lecture, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”
Cornell College Mt. Vernon, IA 
11:00am, Hedges, The Commons 

2005 - ARCHIVE

December 9, 2005
"Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis"
The Graduate Center, CUNY 
365 Fifth Avenue (between. 34th & 35th) 

November 17, 2005

University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, Kansas

November 15, 2005
"The Age of Genocide"
2005 Morgan Lecture
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
7:00pm, Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium 

November 14, 2005
"The Age of Genocide"
Elon College, Elon, NC
7:30pm, McCrary Theatre 

DePauw Discourse 2005 

May 8, 2005
Buenos Aires Book Fair
Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 3, 2005
"Can American Foreign Policy Be Fixed?"
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
7:30pm, Paul Mellon Arts Center

April 21, 2005
The UCLA Darfur Action Committee Presents
"Dying in Darfur: The Genocide Intervention Fund and Student Activism:
A Conversation With Samantha Power"

With an Introduction by Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA History
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
6:00pm, Kenneth Trueblood Lecture Hall, Young Hall CS50

March 24, 2005
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

March 8, 2005
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

March 1, 2005
Yeshiva University, New York, NY

February 17, 2005
"Can American Foreign Policy be Fixed?"
2005 J. Byron McCormick Lecture
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 
10:00am, Ares Auditorium, James E. Rogers College of Law  

February 11, 2005
World Policy Institute Presents
"Lt. General Roméo Dallaire in Conversation with Samantha Power"
New School, New York, NY
6:00pm-7:30pm, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th St (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

February 3, 2005
Samantha Power to Speak at 2005 Honors Convocation 
“A Problem from Hell:  U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights”
University of Mississippi Honors College, Oxford, MI
7:00pm, Ford Center for the Performing Arts 

2004 - ARCHIVE

November 20, 2004
National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

November 12, 2004
"Genocide and the Ethics of Intervention"
The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL

November 5, 2004
"Universities and Moral Responsibility: Respecting Humanity at Home and Abroad" 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

October 25, 2004
"America and the Age of Genocide: From Bosnia to Darfur" 
Tufts University, Medford, MA
2:30pm-4:00pm, Remis Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center

October 25
The Harvard Law School/Facing History and Ourselves Program:
"International Justice? The Key Issues"
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
4:30pm-6:30pm, Pound Hall - Classroom 101

October 21, 2004
"Women and War Reporting Panel"
Other Panelists:
Deborah Amos, Correspondent, NPR 
Elizabeth Rubin, Reporter, The New York Times Magazine 
Emma Daly, former Balkans Correspondent, The Independent and Madrid Correspondent, The New York Times 
Stacy Sullivan, Senior Editor, Institute for War and Peace Reporting; Author, Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America: How a Brooklyn Roofer Helped Lure the U.S. into the Kosovo War (moderator)
The New School, New York, NY
6:30pm-8:00pm, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street (at 6th Avenue)

Top women journalists share their personal stories about reporting from Baghdad, Kosovo, Central America and other areas in turmoil as they explore whether women bring a different voice to the coverage of war. Sponsored by the Arbus-Goldenson Foundation.

September 23, 2004
"A Problem From Hell: American Foreign Policy and an Age of Genocide and Terror"
Global Perspectives Distinguished Visitors Series
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

September 22, 2004
"Darfur Policy Forum"
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC
10:00am-1:00pm, Rubinstein Auditorium

September 21, 2004
"Darfur: Another Problem From Hell"
Speakers: Samantha Power and John Prendergast, director, Africa program, International Crisis Moderator: Philip Gourevitch, staff writer, The New Yorker 
Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y.

May 15, 2004
"Tyranny and Human Rights"
A Roundtable Discussion
Chair: Jean Elshtain, University of Chicago
Aryeh Neier, Open Society Institute
Marc Plattner, editor, Journal of Democracy
Samantha Power, author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide
Part of the "Tyranny: Ancient and Modern" Conference
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Swift Lecture Hall, Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St.

May 13, 2004
"American Foreign Policy and Amnesia: The Case of Iraq"
Center for International Studies
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

April 28, 2004
"A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide"
Hosted by the Columbia Scholars and Fellowship Office
Columbia University, New York, NY

April 22, 2004
"Rwanda's Genocide: Looking Back"
House Committee on International Relations, Africa Subcommittee
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

April 15, 2004
"In the Shadow of Just Wars"
Fashion Institute of Technology
6:00pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Building D, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York

April 13, 2004
"A Celebration of Michael Kelly"
First Parish Church
6:00pm, 3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore.

April 7, 2004
"A Decade after Rwanda: The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect"
Panel Discussion in Economic and Social Council Chamber
United Nations
1:00pm, United Nations Headquarters
The panel will be chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, who will make the opening remarks. There will be brief presentations by panel members, to be followed by a question-and-answer session. Panellists will include Major General Henry Kwami Anyidoho, former Deputy Force Commander, United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR); Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada; Bacre Waly Ndiaye, Director, New York Office, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Samantha Power, Harvard University, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ?A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide?; and Mohamed Sahnoun, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General. 

April 5, 2004
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Yale University, New Haven, CT
4:30pm, Luce Hall
Watch a video of Samantha Power's speech.

March 21, 2004
"A Problem from Hell: American Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror"
Amram Scholars Series
Washington Hebrew Congregation
10:30am, Washington DC

March 18, 2004
"Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Human Rights: Can the United States Promote an 'Age of Liberty'?"
Georgetown Distinguished Lecture Series
4:00PM, Washington DC
President George W. Bush has acknowledged that sixty years of backing repressive regimes in the Middle East has not improved U.S. security and has declared the launch of an "Age of Liberty." Samantha Power, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide, will discuss the institutional, democratic, historic, and imaginative obstacles to integrating concern for human rights into U.S. foreign policy. She will explore the effects of Bush's major foreign policy initiatives on both human rights and U.S. security.

March 3, 2004
"A Problem from Hell: American Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror"
Sponsored by Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Clark University, Worcester, MA
7:30pm, Tilton Hall

February 26, 2004
"Genocide and Denial: Crafting a Foreign Policy Around the Unthinkable"
A Rahv, Hughes, Manuel, Marcuse Memorial Lecture
Presented by the Comparative History Graduate Program, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
4:00PM, Golding Auditorium

February 18, 2004
"A Problem from Hell: American Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror"
Lowell Humanities Lecture Series
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
7:30pm, Gasson 100

February 17, 2004
"Reporting Atrocity: War, Neutrality and the Danger of Taking Sides"
A Brown Bag at the Shorenstein Center
JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm, Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275

February 14, 2004
State of the World Conference
Panel: "Particular Identities and Universal Rights"
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
9:00am, Dodds Auditorium

February 6, 2004
"A Problem From Hell: American Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror"
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
7:00pm, Kemper Auditorium

January 30, 2004
"Iraq and Beyond: A Debate"
With Christopher Hitchens, Mark Danner, Samantha Power, and others to be announced
Moderated by Susie Linfield
The New School, New York, NY
7:00pm, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York 

"Hannah Arendt Lunch with Elizabeth Youg-Bruehl"
New York Institute for the Humanities
Deutsches Haus
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm, Ground Floor Auditorium, 42 Washington Mews

January 26 - 28, 2004
Stockholm International Forum

"Preventing Genocide, Threats and Responsibilities"
January 26-28, 2004

Plenary Panel 1: "Identifying the Threats""
Moderator: Marrti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland (1994-2000)
Samantha Power, Author, "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide"
Dr. Hans Blix, Exectuive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission
Dr. Bernard Kouchner, founder of Medecins Sans-Frontieres, former UN Administrator for Kosovo and current French Minister of Health
Nana Akufo-Addo, foreign minister of Ghana

Prime Minister's Dinner
Keynote Speakers: 
Samantha Power
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel
Location: Stockholm City Hall

2003 - ARCHIVE

December 9, 2003
"Human Rights Wars and America's Response"
Samantha Power and John Shattuck, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and current CEO, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point, Boston, MA
5:30pm, John F. Kennedy Library

December 5 - 7, 2003
Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism
Nieman Foundation
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

November 14, 2003
"Four Freedoms Medals Dinner, Guest Speaker"
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, New York  

November 13, 2003
Speaking with Ambassador John Shattuck 

Open Society Institute

October 8, 2003
"America and the Age of Genocide"
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Eleanor Roosevelt College Convocation
Followed by Q&A in the RIMAC Arena at UCSD