Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Samantha Power to Deliver Angelides Lecture May 7

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Samantha Power to Deliver Angelides Lecture May 7

WHO:


Samantha Power, a foreign affairs policy columnist for Time magazine and the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard, where she was the founding executive director.
WHAT:
“Chasing the Flame: Lessons for US Foreign Policy from a Life in Violent Places,” a public lecture
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 7, 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Busch Campus Center, Multipurpose Room, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway

BACKGROUND:


Samantha Power
Samantha Power

Samantha Power’s new book is Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira deMello and the Fight to Save the World (Penguin Press, 2008), a biography of the United Nations envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003. Her book A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (New Republic Books) was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.

The annual Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture at the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers is an endowed series featuring pathbreaking women leaders from many areas of achievement.

The Institute for Women’s Leadership consortium members are: Douglass Residential College, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, the Institute for Research on Women, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the Center for Women and Work at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, and the Institute for Women and Art.




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