"A performer of the first order… No notes, the fingers and the arms always flashing in the air, and a voice going from a whisper to a shout. She was pure theatre." – Les Gelb, former president of Council on Foreign Relations
The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power has been called the “conscience” of the United States and “the activist-in-chief.” Forbes described her as “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy.”After spending much of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard Professor, she then spent the last eight years helping to shape them.At the U.N., Ambassador Power played a significant role in standing up to Russian aggression, securing the release of political prisoners, and helping rally global responses to the North Korean nuclear threat, the refugee crisis, and the rise of ISIL.Her speaking topics include:
- The State of the World: Challenges & Opportunities
- Why Human Rights Matter More Than Ever
- Women, National Security, and the Juggle of a Lifetime
- The New Diplomacy: Putting People First in the 21st Century
- Leadership: Why It Matters
Ambassador Power has been named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” In her speaking engagements, she is a memorable mix of passion and clarity, with a unique perspective on the great challenges of our time.