Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power Speaks at Parma Library

Tue 10/15 @ 7PM

Once upon a time, back when U.S. foreign policy wasn’t chaotic, random, reckless, and, as President George W. Bush’s first Secretary of State Colin Powell said just this past weekend, a “shambles,” Samantha Power was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, during the more thoughtful and judicious presidency of Barack Obama. Ah, those were the days.

The U.K.-born Power, a naturalized U.K. citizen, actually knew something about foreign policy. She was a war correspondent in the 90s, then earned her law degree from Harvard, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for her first book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. She worked for Obama’s Senate office and his presidential campaign. She served on the National Security Council during his first presidential term before being appointed the U.N. She’s now a professor at Harvard.

Power will be at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library to talk about her life, her career, and most likely, her latest book, The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, which came out last month, in conversation with Cleveland’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry. The program is free and open to all. Register here.


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