The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

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Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free for USC students, faculty, and staff. Please RSVP and present your USC ID to check in. One guest allowed per USC student/faculty/staff. Guest must be accompanied by USC student/faculty/staff upon entry.


Irish-American academic, author, and diplomat, Samantha Jane Power served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations and as a member of President Obama's cabinet. As the youngest ever U.N Ambassador, Power dealt with a range of issues, working on United Nations reform, women’s rights, LGBT rights, the global response to the refugee crisis, reducing human trafficking, and promoting democracy. Ambassador Power, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, will be discussing her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist, which chronicles her transition from outside activist to government insider and explores the impact one person can have on the world.

All attendees will also receive a FREE copy of The Education of an Idealist (while supplies last) and the event will be immediately followed by a book signing.

Presented by the USC Speakers Committee in collaboration with the Academic Cultural Assembly, Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, Political Student Assembly, Special Events Committee, the Shoah Foundation, Center for International Studies, Bedrosian Center, and USC Visions and Voices.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


literary arts, employees


Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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Francesca Innocenti left a positive review 10/8/2019

She was enlightening and eloquent and charming and it was a wonderful event. Plus a free book and she signed it. Really great. Thank you to all the organizers.

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