10 Events

Ambassador Samantha Power

Martha Stewart

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

​The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcome Samantha Power for a discussion of her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist.  Power, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of the Practice of Human Rights at Harvard Law School. Power will be joined in conversation with Director of the Belfer Center and former United States Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter.

The event will be followed by a book signing. Please note that while books will not be available for purchase at the event, attendees are encouraged to bring a copy for Amb. Power to sign.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy, as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway's sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. (AP Photo)

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

JFK: A Vision for America

Sun., May 14, 2017 | 6:00pm

The First Parish in Cambridge

Samantha Power and Ron Suskind join the editors of the book JFK: A Vision for America Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley for a panel discussion on the  moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Fredrik Logevall.


Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Luis Hidalgo

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017 | 6:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Is China serious about replacing the U.S. as the dominant power in Asia in the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? How will Trump’s vow to “Make America Great Again” impact this epic rivalry? Could a trade conflict or accidental collision in the South China Sea cascade into war? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?

To answer these provocative questions, please join Graham AllisonNiall Ferguson, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations Arne Westad for a JFK Jr. Forum at 6:00 pm on March 22nd. This event is open to the public.